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Dating w/ Alysia Brown – Ep. 141

A dating episode in the midst of a global pandemic? If anyone can still have game when the world feels upside down, it’s comedian Alysia Brown. From back-to-back dates to picking up audience members on Zoom shows and everything in between, Alysia does it all. She tells us about her dating life before COVID, during quarantine, and what she hopes to find for the future. We implore her to share her tips and go-to moves so that our listeners can learn from her experience. Plus, Melody tries to cheat with her pick for Gayest Thing Of The Week while Carolyn is on her way to becoming a Bernie Sanders meme. Finally, we end with a question from a listener who is questioning her sexuality, but afraid of leading on another woman in case it turns out she isn’t queer after all.

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Lilith Fair w/ Thao Nguyen – Ep.140

Want an episode that truly lives up to the podcast’s name? Because we’re dyking out with singer-songwriter Thao Nguyen (Thao & The Get Down Stay Down) about Lilith Fair, and that might be as gay as it gets! But first, Carolyn and Melody mourn the loss of Naya Rivera and talk about what her performance on Glee meant to them. And Melody lets us all know what a Byke is, thanks to a wonderful listener. Then we get to the good stuff. Thao opens up about how her latest album Temple coincides with both her marriage and coming out publicly. This naturally leads into a nostalgia and joke-filled conversation about Lilith Fair – the famed women’s music festival that thrived from 1997-1999, and failed in its 2010 revival. We also get the scoop on how her brilliant Zoom music video for Phenom came together in quarantine. Finally, we end with a listener question about being queer in high school in conservative areas.

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Equity w/ Rachael Rapinoe – Ep. 139

Let’s level the playing field by striving for equity both on and off the field (or court, or rink, or office flooring, etc). Rachael Rapinoe joins us this week to talk about how she’s working to create equity in the CBD/Cannabis industry. Before she co-founded her company Mendi, she was a professional soccer player who was all too familiar with the disparity in income and playing conditions between men and women. And as you can imagine, the gap can be even bigger for the LGBTQ community and POC. We dyke out about how her background as an athlete informs her decision-making as a business owner in a fairly young industry, and the different ways her sister Megan uses her own platform to fight for equity.

But first, it’s TikTok O’Clock at the start of the episode. Carolyn and Melody age themselves by talking about their favorite social media fascination. Plus, Melody can’t stop thinking about last week’s gayest thing. Finally, we end with a listener question about Harry Potter fandom in light of JK Rowling’s transphobia which leads to a longer discussion.

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Keeping It Real w/ Erika Owens – Ep. 138

We’re dyking out across the world with photographer Erika Owens, who many of you know from the latest season of TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé: Before The 90 Days. Erika stands out on the show for quite a few reasons. She’s part of the first queer pairing on the show, she’s super fun and likable, and she has bright, bold, head-turning style. We talked about what it was like coming out on TV and having her relationship drama play out in such a public manner. She also dykes out about what it’s like to be queer in a small town, and what inspires her work and style. But before getting into the interview, Carolyn and Melody recap their Priding Out show and give an update on some dramatic developments that unfolded during the show. Plus, we reveal (or should we say ‘release’) our gayest thing of the week. Finally, w end on a listener question about finding other queer women in the midwest.

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Self Love w/ Jerrell Tate – Ep. 137

We could all use a little more self love, especially this pride month. That’s why we’re dyking out with the very funny and wonderful Jerrell Tate from the MinoriTEA Report podcast. Jerrell, like many in our community, had a long road to self-acceptance and appreciating what makes him different. We talk about how hard it can be to treat ourselves with the kindness that we more easily show to others. And we manage to age ourselves by sharing our personal methods of showing ourselves love and kindness. Plus, our Gayest Thing Of The Week has now officially become a competition with a prize of sorts! Finally, we end with a question from a listener who is afraid that her sexuality will cause her to lose her parent’s support and derail her dream of becoming a Rockette.

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Loud & Proud w/ Molly Kearney – Ep. 136

We’re in the thick of Pride month and cooked up this TREAT of an episode with the super funny and wonderful Molly Kearney (Comedy Central). Molly lives her life loud and proud, and she makes it seem so fun and effortless. What is this beautiful butch dyke’s origin story? What gay things is this double-cannon wielding comedian up to? How did she survive being the meat in a triple bunk bed sandwich? Where does she buy her suits? This episode delivers the laughs we all could use right now. Plus, Melody gives a mini history lesson on the infamous Riis beach, and Carolyn goes to Twitter jail for the first time ever. Finally, we end with a listener question about what to do when you and your fiancée don’t see eye-to-eye about having children.

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Bad Lesbian w/ Lauren Flans – Ep. 135

Actor/Writer/Podcaster and self-proclaimed bad lesbian Lauren Flans (Coming Out Pod, Wild ‘n Out) joins us to talk about all the ways in which we feel like we’re failing our identity. Astrology? Bah humbug. Cats? Allergic. Friends? Mostly cishet dudes. But are these really pillars of lesbianism that we need to shame ourselves for not meeting, or are they dated generalizations that no longer apply? Plus, Carolyn and Melody dyke out about our duty to do all we can for racial justice at this pivotal moment, and as long as those injustices exist.

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If you’re looking for places to donate to help in the fight for racial justice, here are some we like. Remember that this is going to be a long fight to see the changes that need to happen to end police brutality and change our criminal (in)justice system here in the US:

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-Check out an extra, exclusive Q&A with Lauren by joining our Patreon community or becoming a member on Himalaya. We use the money for equipment, studio rentals, editing, mixing, travel for live shows, and more! If you can’t support the pod on a monthly basis, please consider tipping us through Paypal. We truly appreciate it!

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Fluidity w/ Mae Martin – Ep.134

Pride month is here! We wouldn’t be where we are today if it wasn’t for the brave Black and Brown trans women who rioted against police brutality. That brutality maybe have eased for the queer community (it’s definitely still there), but as many of you know, it never let up for the Black communities in our country. There’s no better way to celebrate pride than by participating in the fight for justice. There are many ways to get involved, and there is no excuse for sitting silent on the sidelines. Let’s work together and make real, lasting change. #BlackLivesMatter

Comedian/Writer/Actor and all-around queer darling Mae Martin joins us to dyke out about fluidity this week. You all know Mae from their show Feel Good (stream it on Netflix, Channel 4) and hilarious comedy. They often talk about gender and sexuality on stage, so we loved having the chance to dive in deeper into that conversation. We talk about the value of labels and how things are changing over time. Please stream Feel Good and check out Mae’s book Can Everyone Please Calm Down.

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Persianality w/ Desiree Akhavan – Ep. 133

We’re not Dyking Out with any ol’ bisexual this week. We’ve got THE Bisexual, Desiree Akhavan! After hyping her work for years (Appropriate Behavior, The Miseducation of Cameron Post), we finally sit down and talk about her life as a Persian, queer filmmaker quarantined in Brooklyn. While Carolyn finds Desiree’s work super relatable, Melody finds her whole life to be super relatable, perhaps TOO relatable. They talk about their experiences coming out while Persian and how they relate to their culture. We also talk about The Bisexual (stream it on Hulu) and the challenges queer shows and films face in attracting mainstream audiences. Before we get into all things Persianality, Melody and Carolyn introduce a new weekly segment and talk about cake. Finally, we end with a question from a listener who hasn’t had sex with her partner in over a year.

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She-Ra w/ Noelle Stevenson – Ep. 132

Whether or not you’ve seen Netflix’s She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, you’ll want to hear from the person who made one of the queerest shows on TV. The extraordinarily talented Noelle Stevenson joins us to dyke out about creating and wrapping up a show that’s full of heart, magic, and SO MUCH GAY. Noelle reimagined the 1980s cartoon to reflect a more inclusive world, and this final season is the best and queerest yet. We talked about her conservative upbringing and coming to terms with her sexuality, as well as how those experiences influence her work. Plus, Melody and Carolyn dish on their quarantine habits and the lesbians they’re watching on Instagram. Finally, we end with a listener question from a 19-year-old about lesbian bed death.

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-Get extra episodes by joining our Patreon community or becoming a member on Himalaya. We use the money for equipment, studio rentals, editing, mixing, travel for live shows, and more! If you can’t support the pod on a monthly basis, please consider tipping us through Paypal. We truly appreciate it!

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