HipChicksOut was founded by Silke Reuthlinger in 2005 as a monthly happy hour meetup for single women. It also began as a mission of visibility and safety that offered lesbians a chance to experience spaces that they may have felt they weren’t allowed access to. Safety in numbers was the mode of operation and the group traveled from space to space monthly, every second Friday, to gather as community for Happy Hour and mingling and to be seen and felt in Denver as a city. The group has recently changed ownership from Silke to local musicians and friends, Jen Korte and Sarah Slaton. Jen and Sarah hope to create new social experiences not only for happy hour but also to create and invest in our LQBTQ+ community and quality of life.