Morning Brew – Michelle Rodriguez attempts to defend “(Re)Assignment”

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Good morning! Happy Friday!

If you’re in Los Angeles tonight, I highly suggest you come to Book Soup and see our brilliant Hook Up columnist Anna Pulley as she reads from The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (With Cats!).

Gatorade unveiled a new wind-powered art installation celebrating out basketball star Elena Delle Donne that can be seen in Chicago outside of Allstate Arena where the Sky plays. Pretty bad ass.

U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb decided Wisconsin officials discriminated against a married lesbian couple after they refused to include the name of the non-biological mother on their baby’s birth certificate. She ordered the state to begin using more gender-neutral terms in order to keep from further liability. Women judges FTW!

Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney Weaver see nothing wrong with their new film (Re)Assignment. Says Michelle:

“I’m bisexual. I do guys. I do girls. You can’t really argue with me because I’m you. So if I do a movie, I’d never do a movie with the intention of offending anybody in the LGBT community because I’m a part of it.”

2016 Toronto International Film Festival - "(re) ASSIGNMENT" PremierePhoto by Michael Tran/Getty Images

Still honestly confused about why Sigourney agreed to do this film and why the Toronto International Film Festival wanted to premiere it.

Lady Gaga‘s new album, Joanne, is coming October 21

Linda Perry is featured in V’s “Powerhouse Producers.”

A queer post-apocalyptic Western?! Sounds good to us. Bitch Flicks talks with Amanda Milius, director of The Lotus Gun, which you can watch below.

Queer Olympia-based band G.L.O.S.S. is being transparent with fans about refusing to sign with Epitaph Records because of their major label distribution ties.

Web series The Fake Amazonaholic included a very real marriage proposal on a recent episode.

During an ESPN interview, Abby Wambach was asked about Megan Rapinoe‘s taking a knee during the National Anthem, among other things.

Esquire hypes Her Story.

Out writer Jessica Sharzer has a new show coming to Fox with Empire‘s Danny Strong. From Deadline:

…the untitled project centers on a team of civil rights lawyers who take on the most newsworthy cases of our time, balancing the high stress of their jobs with sex, drugs and assorted other vices.

Idina Menzel is not sure the world is ready for lesbian Elsa.

Umm… I don’t know about that, considering we’re having a hard time even getting Donald Trump out of the way. Sometimes it’s a little discouraging. But you never know. We keep making all these strides. We’ve made a lot of strides in the last couple of years, and then all of a sudden the hate and the vitriol within our country is exposed and you’re like, “What happened? We’re in the ancient times again.”

Today in Lesbianish TV:

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Live With Kelly – Guest: Billie Lourd
 
Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.)

Gaycation With Ellen Page & Ian Daniel “Ukraine”/”India” (Viceland 9 a.m./10 a.m.) (rerun)

Kissing Jessica Stein (HBO Signature 9:25 a.m., 4:20 a.m.)

Catfish: The TV Show “Joanna & Bo” (MTV2 10 a.m.) (rerun)

 
The View (ABC 11 a.m.) – Guest: Keke Palmer

Buffy “Bad Girls” (Pivot 11 a.m.) (rerun)

Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 12 p.m.)

Catfish: The TV Show “Blaire & Markie” (MTV2 12:10 p.m.) (rerun)

The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.)

General Hospital (ABC 2 p.m.)

Ellen (Laff 3 p.m./3:30 p.m.) (rerun)

Dog Whisperer “Rescue Rufus!” (Nat Geo Wild 3 p.m.) (rerun)

Steven Universe (Cartoon 3 p.m.) (rerun)

 
Side Effects (Starz Cinema 3:20 p.m., 11:30 p.m.)
 
Eulogy (HBO Comedy 5:30 p.m.)

WNBA Basketball – Minnesota at Indiana (NBA 7 p.m.)
 
Oprah: Where Are They Now? (OWN 7 p.m.) – With Jenny Boylan (rerun)
Person of Interest marathon (WGN America 7 p.m.)
 
The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.)

Masters of Sex “Freefall” (Showtime2 9 p.m., 11:35 p.m.)

Ray Donovan “Chinese Algebra” (Showtime2 10 p.m., Showtime 12:35 a.m.)

Modern Family “Fulgencio” (USA 10 p.m.) (rerun)

Golden Girls “Isn’t It Romantic?” (Logo 10:48 p.m.) (rerun)
Saving Hope “Parent Trap”/”Hearts of Glass” (Ion 11 p.m./12 a.m.) (rerun)

Archer marathon (FXX 12 a.m.)

Wanda Sykes: I’ma Be Me (HBO Comedy 2 a.m.)

The Wrestler (HBO Zone 4:20 a.m.)

D.E.B.S. (Starz In Black 5:55 a.m.)

Steven Universe (Cartoon 6 a.m.) (rerun)

The Nanny “Oy Vey, You’re Gay” (TV Land 7:12 a.m.) (rerun)
 
(Thanks, Roni!)

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