AfterEllen’s Chat Room: Getting Married to a Woman (Episode 1)



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.

In the first episode, we are talking about getting hitched. We get real about the pros and cons of making it legal with another woman, and talk about why even some of the most serious of relationships don’t turn into marriage. Also, who is expected to propose, and now that marriage is legal in every state, is there more pressure than ever to get wifed up?

Meet this week’s LezSplainers:


Fawzia Mirza is an actress, comic, writer and producer. You may have seen her in Brown Girl Problems, The Lphabet, Easy Abby, Plus One or one of the million other web series she’s starred in. Her short The First Session is a semi-finalist in the NBC Universal Short Film Festival and she’ll next appear in Her Story. Follow her: @thefawz


Erin Faith Wilson is a regular AfterEllen contributor who also writes for The Advocate, Felix magazine and DesignSponge. She is a Detroit native and has been married to her Canadian wife for two years. Follow her: @erinfaithwilson


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


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

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