Morning Brew – “The Better Half” lesbian web series picked up by Pivot

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.

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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:

“You have much better taste than the Emmys. I just want to know – do I get to keep this or does Oprah snatch this out of my hand as soon as I walk out the door?”

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:

‘‘If I’m writing like Renton and Begbie [from Trainspotting] and all that, I’m not thinking about them being guys. You don’t think about Lucie as a lesbian woman, you think about their experiences, what’s shaped them what their character traits are. But you don’t think so much in gender when you write characters. The details of that kind of comes after.I thought [being a lesbian] was all about being very relationship-oriented, and … sitting on the settee cuddling in cardigans. But this club was incredibly cruisey – you see girls just give each other one look and then they’d be off together. It was kind of like a gay man’s club. I thought I’d get a lot of hostility – a guy in his 50s, going to this club full of women in their 20s and 30s, but most people seemed to accept I was there with my friends.’’

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.

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Taylor Schilling does not think she’s a bisexual icon.

Oh God, I don’t think so at all. I’ve never heard myself being called that. I think Piper is just trying to figure out how to live her life and who she needs and who she loves and, you know, trying to get her footing.

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.

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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

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