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Episode 18: Inside the Black Triangle featuring Rachael Zimmerman

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Leigh and Ellie hang out with Rachael Zimmerman (@rachaelzimmermanphotography), the Denver photographer behind the photo journalism series Inside the Black Triangle (@insidetheblacktriangle), a photojournalism series exploring queer women beyond societal stereotypes. We chat about her favorite photo shoots, what it means to look queer, her experiences photographing women in South America and Cuba, and her chasing down Megan Rapinoe of course. If you're interested in being photographed for her series or following along, you can find her on Instagram @insidetheblacktriangle. Follow along on Twitter: Lez Hang Out (@lezhangoutpod) and answer our Q & Gay at the end of every episode. Leigh Holmes Foster (@lshfoster) and Ellie Brigida (@elliebrigida). You can also join us on Facebook.com/lezhangoutpod and Instagram (@lezhangoutpod).

Episode 17: Invisi-BI-lity featuring Nicole Pacent

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Leigh and Ellie hang out with actor, activist, and real-life bisexual Nicole Pacent (@NicolePacent). We chat about her experience on the well-known web series Anyone But Me, bi invisibility in the media, our embarrassing college faux-hawk days, and "The Kiss" poster that literally every queer girl had up in her dorm room. Follow along on Twitter: Lez Hang Out (@lezhangoutpod) and answer our Q & Gay at the end of every episode. Leigh Holmes Foster (@lshfoster) and Ellie Brigida (@elliebrigida). You can also join us on Facebook.com/lezhangoutpod and Instagram (@lezhangoutpod).

Episode 13: Pros and Cons with the Founders of Clexacon

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Leigh and Ellie speak with the founders of Clexacon, the largest multi-fandom event for LGBTQ women & allies. Holly Winebarger and Danielle Jablonski along with Ashley Arnold put together this event after the devastating year in queer television in 2016 where a record number of queer women were killed off on network television. We talk Bury Your Gays, Clexa from the 100 and how a positive movement and space where queer women can celebrate and learn from the actresses, show runners and content creators we know and love. If you're going to Clexacon, come see Ellie and Leigh at their Podcast 101 Panel or just say hi! Follow along on Twitter: Lez Hang Out (@lezhangoutpod) and answer our Q & Gay at the end of every episode. Leigh Holmes Foster (@lshfoster) and Ellie Brigida (@elliebrigida). You can also join us on Facebook.com/lezhangoutpod and Instagram (@lezhangoutpod).

Episode 9: Le Crushing Queer Content with Barbelle - An interview with Karen Knox and Gwenlyn Cumyn

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This one's for you, Poptarts! Leigh and Ellie talk to the writers and stars of Canadian web series Barbelle, Karen Knox and Gwenlyn Cumyn about creating queer content, their favorite moments of season 1 and what's in store for the second season. Barbelle (@barbelle.series) is the story of two lesbian pop stars, Alice and Veronica, who were in love and in a band together, but they break up and still have to give their record label an album and a tour. It's the classic tale of lesbian exes working together with some pretty awesome music on the side. You can watch the first season on KindaTV here! Follow along on Twitter: Lez Hang Out (@lezhangoutpod) and answer our Q & Gay at the end of every episode. Leigh Holmes Foster (@lshfoster) and Ellie Brigida (@elliebrigida). You can also join us on Facebook.com/lezhangoutpod and Instagram (@lezhangoutpod).

 

Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past
Starring Karen Knox, Gwenlyn Cumyn, Cynthia Hicks, Naomi Gaskin, Kiana Madeira

Episode 7: How to Date HER with Robyn Exton

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Leigh and Ellie talk to Robyn Exton, the CEO and Founder of HER(@hersocialapp), an app that helps lesbian, bisexual and queer people meet each other and the biggest community for queer people worldwide about crafting the perfect dating profile, the future of queer events and spaces, and how HER works to bring queer people together. Follow along on Twitter: Lez Hang Out (@lezhangoutpod) and answer our Q & Gay at the end of every episode. Leigh Holmes Foster (@lshfoster) and Ellie Brigida (@ellieb2792). You can also join us on Facebook.com/lezhangoutpod and Instagram (@lezhangoutpod).

Download HER and join the biggest community for queer people worldwide:

Episode 6: I Can't Keep Quiet - An Interview with MILCK

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Leigh and Ellie talk to MILCK (@milckmusic), the activist and performer behind the viral song "Quiet" about her journey coming out as a survivor, how we can support the survivors in our lives, intersectionality in activism and how her song came to be featured on Freeform's The Bold Type. MILCK was the organizer of the I Can't Keep Quiet a cappella flash mob at the Women's March in D.C. and continues to be an activist with her music and the I Can't Keep Quiet Fund. Follow along on Twitter: Lez Hang Out (@lezhangoutpod) and answer our Q & Gay at the end of every episode. Leigh Holmes Foster (@lshfoster) and Ellie Brigida (@ellieb2792). You can also join us on Facebook.com/lezhangoutpod and Instagram (@lezhangoutpod).

How you can get involved with MILCK and I Can't Keep Quiet: 

I Can't Keep Quiet Fund: http://icantkeepquiet.org

The Joyful Heart Foundation: http://joyfulheartfoundation.org

Step Up: https://www.suwn.org

The Tuesday Night Project: http://www.tuesdaynightproject.org

Start your own "Quiet" Choir here:

http://icantkeepquiet.org/song

Download MILCK's music here:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/milck/1072440033

LGBTQ friendly resources for survivors: 

National Sexual Assault Hotline – can also refer you to a local rape crisis center
1-800-656-HOPE (4673) 24/7 or
Online Counseling at https://ohl.rainn.org/online/

Love is Respect Hotline
1-866-331-99474 (24/7) or Text “loveis” 22522

The Anti-Violence Project– serves people who are LGBTQ
Hotline 212-714-1124 Bilingual 24/7

The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
https://barcc.org

GLBT National Help Center
Hotline 1800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743) or
Online Chat at http://www.volunteerlogin.org/chat/

Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project Hotline
1-800-832-1901

FORGE– serves transgender and gender nonconforming survivors of domestic and sexual violence; provides referrals to local counselors

The Network La Red– serves LGBTQ, poly, and kink/BDSM survivors of abuse; bilingual
Hotline - 617-742-4911

Northwest Network– serves LGBT survivors of abuse; can provide local referrals
Hotline– 206-568-7777