AfterEllen’s Chat Room: “Queer Female Friendship” (Episode 5)


The internet is full of videos with lesbians explaining how or why or what we do to inquiring minds. Daytime TV is full of women (and sometimes lesbians!) who talk from a queer point of view on broad topics. But what we wanted to create with AfterEllen’s Chat Room was a place where women who date other women come together and answer questions about ex-girlfriends, friendships, family relationships and other topics that we have unique (and differing) perspectives on. We’ll have a different panel of lezsplainers (as we affectionally call them) every episode, sharing their own thoughts, ideas and experiences.

Samee Junio 
is the co-host of a podcast called Second First Time with Ever Mainard. She’s also the  producer of other people’s podcasts (including AfterEllen’s own Hollywood QCast). Follow her: @sameejunio


Haviland Stillwell is an actress and musician. She recently appeared in Magic Mike XXL and Selma, but has also been in Single Ladies, Eastwick, CSI: NY and Easy Abby. Follow her: @misshaviland


Lane Moore is a stand-up comic, musician, actor and the sex & relationships editor at She hosts a monthly show in NYC called Tinder Live and fronts the band It Was Romance. Follow her: @hellolanemoore

This week, we’re talking about queer female friendships. How are our relationships with other LGBT-identified women different than those with others, and why?


Check back next Tuesday for a new episode of AfterEllen’s Chat Room.