Good morning! Happy Friday! The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) has teamed up with COVERGIRL to celebrate WNBA Pride all June, with a special celebration during their live coverage of June 22’s match-up of Tulsa vs. Chicago on ESPN2. There will also be some special pride shirts sold through the WNBA store. How cool is that? Support your local WNBA team! If you haven’t been watching the web series The Better Half, you might want to start now so you can say you knew them when. The series, starring real life couple AmyJackson Lewis and Lindsay Hicks, has been picked up by Pivot to run on the cable network starting in June. More lesbians on the TV! Seriously, watch it. You’ll like it. Wanda Sykes‘s OWN show Herlarious won a Gracie Award this week and graciously accepted with this speech:
Ellen Page has dreams about pubic hair. And being topless. And Justin Bieber. (Separate dreams.)
Irvine Welsh talked about his lesbian character, Lucie, in Trainspotting, which was inspired by a trip to a gay bar:
Someone wanted to know what to call his sister’s wife. The answer: YOU CALL HER YOUR SISTER’S WIFE. Clouds of Sils Maria is getting good reviews out of Cannes. Taylor Schilling does not think she’s a bisexual icon.
Buzzfeed has a new quiz you’ll want to take: Which Badass LGBT Woman in History Are You? I got Gertrude Stein. The Abominable Crime is an important film about homophobia in Jamaica. The documentary will be available on VOD June 10.
Toronto’s Inside Out Film Festival kicked off last night and queer filmmaker Gabrielle sent us the trailer she created for the weekend.
AE writer Sarah Terez Rosenblum has a new reading series in Chicago called Truth or Lie. Salacious! Maxim‘s Hot 100 List includes three queer girls this year: Anna Paquin, Amber Heard, Cara Delevingne. I support these choices. Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Queen Latifah Show, Judy Gold on The Wendy Williams Show, Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), *Buffy marathon (Pivot 7 a.m.), *Finding Bigfoot marathon (Animal Planet 9 a.m.), *Degrassi “I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself, Pt. 1 & 2” (TeenNick 11 a.m./11:30 a.m.), Mad About You “Ovulation Day” (FXX 12 p.m.), *The Good Wife marathon (Hallmark Movie Channel 1 p.m.), *Faking It “Know Thy Selfie”/”Remember the Croquembouche” (MTV 1:14 p.m./1:48 p.m.), Happy Endings (Showtime2 1:20 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), The Roommate (VH1 2:15 p.m.), Rent (FXM 3 p.m.), The (Dead Mothers) Club (HBO 3:15 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), *Real Husbands of Hollywood “Fund Raising Hell”/”Hell of a Fund Raiser” (BET 7 p.m./7:30 p.m.), *Friday Night Lights “Toilet Bowl” (ESPN Classic 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Hannibal “Mizumono” (NBC 10:01 p.m.), *Golden Girls “Goodbye, Mr. Gordon” (Hallmark 12 a.m.), *Friends “The One With the Breast Milk” (Nick 12:12 a.m.), *Warehouse 13 “Endless” (Syfy 1:01 a.m.), Kicking & Screaming (HBO Family 1:05 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!) *Denotes rerun