Morning Brew: Thursday, April 29


Hi ya, Brewbies! How are your minds this morning? Not blown? Well, fasten your brain belt because have I got a story for you:

An Australian restaurant that refused a blind man entry because a waiter thought his seeing-eye dog was gay has been ordered to apologise and pay compensation.

Apparently, at a cafe in Australia, a dude’s girlfriend said, "He wants to bring his guide dog into the restaurant." But the waiter thought she said, "He wants to bring his gay dog into the restaurant." The waiter refused and now the restaurant has been fined $1,500.

It was a big misunderstanding, of course, but if any of you really do have a gay dog, I’ve got a single, tri-color, bi-curious beagle who’s looking for a good time.

OK, enough laughter. As a lesbian, I resent your laughter. And all laughter. It’s on to serious business. And by "serious business" I mean "Grey’s Anatomy spoilers," so if you don’t want to know what’s coming for Callie and Arizona, look away.


Here are a couple of newly released promo photos from the Grey’s "game-changing" season finale: 

What’s up with Calzona? Well, E! Online‘s Kristin recently teased that a breakup

was coming for one of Grey’s favorite couples. Here’s what she

had to say about that in this week’s spoiler column:  

Can you tell us who the big breakup and hookup is on Grey’s Anatomy?

The breakup is, sadly, the one you’re all assuming. The hookup is Sloane and Reed, and Lexie is not going to hide her disapproval from Reed, taking little jabs at her in front of patients. Clearly, Lexie is not over Steamy. Grey’s returns this Thursday so you can start seeing it all unfold.

The breakup, sadly, that I was assuming was Callie and Arizona, but some people are speculating that it will be Cristina and Owen. Of course, Shonda Rhimes told TV Guide that Cristina and Owen have a "bright future," so make of that what you will.

And here’s EW‘s Ausiello from his spoiler blog:

Question: Are Callie and Arizona going to get through their baby issue on Grey’s Anatomy?

Ausiello: It sounds like Shonda Rhimes wants them to, which probably bodes well. “They’re breaking my heart right now with their I want to have a baby, I don’t want to have a baby war, because I’ve actually known people who go through this and it’s never pretty,” she says. “But I like them together and I want to see them together.”

If your heart is breaking, Shonda Rhimes, fix it! This baby drama is played and manufactured and not necessary. You made the problem! Now fix the problem!


So, speaking of lesbian drama, a lot of you have expressed an interest in reading Las Aparicio

recaps, and we’re trying to find a way to make that happen, but in the

meantime, Karman Kregloe has tracked down some recaps so you can

keep up with the happenings on the Spanish drama. For recaps in English,


out Ingrid’s Journal
. And for Spanish recaps, try


Hey, Sheetal Sheth has brand new No H8 photo:

Best distraction ever, right?

And here’s another awesome thing: The biggest LGBT film festival in India’s history opens in Mumbai today. Just a year after gay sex was decriminalized, organizers have put together a four-day "Kashish" festival, where they’ll screen 110 films, including India’s first mainstream gay film, Dunno Y Na Jaane Kyon. Their goal is to entertain and open up dialogue between the traditionally conservative country and its gay citizens.

LGBT rights activists are hoping the new film Mormon Proposition will open up dialogue in America about the role the church played in passing California’s Proposition 8, and the role the church continues to play in funding anti-gay legislation. 

You can check out the full trailer at The film will open in limited release on June 18th, and make the gay film festival circuit this summer. (Thanks for the tip, Tau!)

Openly gay New York Times food writer Kim Severson answered 20 Questions with PopMatters recently to promote her memoir, Spoon Fed, which was released this month. In addition to the super gay answer of wanting Gertrude Stein, Eleanor Roosevelt and Lucille Ball to join her for dinner at The Ritz, Severson offered up plenty of other leztastic goodies.

Of those who’ve come before, the most inspirational are?

Anyone who has been oppressed and stood up for themselves, especially

poor people and women and all of the gays and lesbians who could never

imagine that someone like Ellen DeGeneres would have a talk show.

What do you want to say to the leader of your country?

Let gay people get married.

If you’re a fan, the whole interview is a treat. (Hat tip, Jess.)

Tonight, Grey’s is new with more Callie/Arizona baby bullshit drama and FlashForward has our favorite lesbian FBI agent. And soon, dear Brewbies, Trish Bendix will be back in your loving arms again.

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