Jamie Margolin started LAVENDER YOU for LGBTQ+ women & femmes to discuss queer media and representation. Each episode features creatives who slay stereotypes and promote acceptance through TV, music and more.Lavender You is more than just a podcast. It’s a community that was inspired by a group of lesbians in the 1970’s called “Lavender Menace” who protested their exclusion from mainstream feminism. So to all the LGBTQ+ women & femmes out there: We love you and we’re so glad you’re here! Welcome to the pod 🙂
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Jamie Margolin is a renowned climate activist who testified before Congress alongside Greta Thunberg and in 2017 co-founded Zero Hour, a youth organization that helped mobilized millions of high school students around the world to march for climate action in 2019. Jamie has been featured in numerous national publications including the New York Times Magazine, Teen Vogue, and she was recently named 8 Young Visionaries Shaping Our Future by Oprah.
She is expanding her reach to build community with fellow LGBTQ+ women & femmes.
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EPISODE 8 | SEPTEMBER 24, 2021
Seeing queerness normalized and celebrated can make all the difference to LGBTQ+ youth who are struggling. As part of Suicide Prevention Month, Jamie spoke with The Trevor Project’s Sam Brinton about how representation saves lives, whether in media, politics or the seemingly mundane moments of everyday life. Plus Sam talks about their personal journey, advocacy and Trevor’s life-saving 24/7/365 phone, text and chat lines, which you can find at thetrevorproject.org/help.
EPISODE 7 | SEPTEMBER 9, 2021
Vella Lovell voice-acted bisexual princess Mermista in the animated series She Ra and the Princesses of Power. In this episode Jamie and Vella talk about that iconic role, how she uses her platform to talk about her experiences as a mixed race Black woman in Hollywood, and so much more.
Justin Halpern & Patrick Schumacker
EPISODE 6 | AUGUST 26, 2021
Bisexual DC supervillain Harley Quinn finally got the gay romance fans had been dying to see on HBO Max. And, surprisingly, two straight guys–Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker– made it happen. Get the behind-the scenes details about how J&P pulled it off, plus some very juicy details about season 3!!!
EPISODE 5 | AUGUST 12, 2021
Rachel Bloom’s hilarious YouTube music videos turned into the opportunity to create and star in her own show, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” on the CW. In this episode Jamie chats with Rachel about how she created some of the most wonderfully casual queer representation on TV, plus more!
EPISODE 4 | JULY 29, 2021
Like so many intersex people, Pidgeon Pagonis was subjected to unnecessary surgeries as a child to fit the gender binary. Hear Pidgeon talk about the power of telling their story through documentaries, YouTube and public speaking, and how they ended intersex surgeries at the hospital that operated on them.
Tegan & Sara
EPISODE 3 | JULY 15, 2021
Gay icons Tegan & Sara have helped countless LGBTQ+ people through music and activism. Listen to Jamie chat with the duo about how their songs helped her when she was in the closet, creating a lesbian Christmas song for the movie “Happiest Season,” and what still needs to change in the music industry.
EPISODE 2 | JULY 1, 2021
Amber Whittington was one of the first lesbian YouTubers to build a following with her channel Amber’s Closet. Listen to Jamie talk with Amber about how she encourages others to live their truth through her videos, providing POC representation for the queer community, dealing with homophobes online, and how she “burst out” of the closet.
EPISODE 1 | JUNE 17, 2021
Independent pop star Zolita embraced being gay through her witchy alterego. In this episode of Lavender You, Jamie and Zolita talk about overcoming stereotypes about femme lesbians, how streaming has led to more LGBTQ+ representation in music, the meaning of her song “Loveline,” which is the theme music for our podcast, and how she reimagines art that queer people have been historically excluded from through her music videos.
TRAILER | APRIL 6, 2021
Lavender You Trailer – Listen to the First Episode June 17th!