Morning Brew – Maria Bello splits from Clare Munn

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Maria Bello has reportedly split from partner Clare Munn and is now dating 29-year-old actor Elijah Allan-Blitz. Here are the three of them together at an HRC event last year.


Maria identifies as a “whatever,” which she explained to us in a 2015 interview:

“There are so, so many labels and traditional labels just don’t seem to capture the reality of who we are in our time. I think there are so many more labels to explore and the LGBT community which I’m proud to be a part of.”

In other sad news, Ingrid Nilsen announced she and Hannah Hart are no longer romantically involved.


Ask Amy offers advice to a teen who wants to come out as a lesbian at prom.

The new novel Am I Cold features a young bisexual woman who loves threesomes and orgies. Yes, it was written by a straight guy.

Penn State is offering a “Maybe Baby” event during Pride Week to help LGBTQ students learn about their parenting options.

Cosmo helps you learn how to bind your chest.

Broadly interviews Azealia Banks where she talks about the “special pass” white gay men have, among other things.

Dee Rees is directing Mudbound, an adaptation of Hillary Jordan‘s 2008 novel of the same name.

Athlete Ally has launched an #EveryFan anti-homophobia campaign.

Elizabeth Shue has joined Battle of the Sexes as Bobby Riggs‘ wife.

Speaking of Billie Jean King, she is not having any sexism from tennis executive Raymond Moore.

Out writer Roxane Gay‘s An Untamed State is going to be adapted by Gina Prince-Bythewood and starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

Marie Claire talks with Ellen Page and Ian Daniel about Gaycation.

MTV Style on how to “dress like a lesbian.”

A Chinese trans man was fired for wearing men’s clothes in the office and has filed a complaint to a local labor arbitration committee. He told a Chinese magazine:

“They say I’m a lesbian, and that I damage the company’s image. … This is an invisible issue for the government.”

In the UK, 25-year-old Lance Corporal Hannah Heslop has been convicted of sexual assault on another soldier while she was sleeping. She told the woman earlier in the night she would “make her gay.” Interestingly, the word rape is never used in this article.

Some photos of models Zoya Siddique and Tiaa making out on the set of a new Bollywood film have some people hot and bothered.

ScreenCrush finds Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday to be super queer.

Teen Vogue offers some LGBTQ sexual health facts you won’t learn in sex ed.

Evan Rachel Wood interviews genderfluid artist Illma Gore for Nylon.

At The Rumpus, a piece on gender norms within a same-sex relationship.

An Indian woman talks about coming out as bisexual to her mother, and her mother is a part of the video, too.

A new softcore porn series (a reboot of Roman Porno) is coming from five major (male) filmmakers including The Ring‘s Hideo Nakata, whose offering will be “a lesbian story.” Yay? (Thanks, Peter!)

TV Junkies interviews Younger star Molly Bernard.

Today in Lesbianish TV:

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.)

The View (ABC 11 a.m.)

Tammy (HBO2 12:15 p.m.)

The L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin (Showcase 1:30 p.m.)
 
The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.)

General Hospital (ABC 2 p.m.)

NCIS “Lt. Jane Doe” (USA 2 p.m.) (rerun)
 
Pride (Showtime 2:45 p.m.12 a.m.)

Ellen “Like a Virgin”/”All Ellen, All the Time” (Laff 3 p.m./3:30 p.m.) (rerun)

Reba “Van’s Agent” (CMT 3 p.m.) (rerun)

Black Sails “XXVII.” (Starz 3:45 p.m., 9 p.m., 1:05 a.m.)

Friends “The One With Two Parts, Pt. 1” (TBS 4:30 p.m.) (rerun)
 
Precious (Centric 5:30 p.m.)
 
Law & Order “The Taxman Cometh” (Ion 6 p.m.) (rerun)
 
Gaycation With Ellen Page marathon (Viceland 7 p.m.)


Rosewood “Hydrocephalus & Hard Knocks” (Fox 8 p.m.)

Arrow “Broken Hearts” (CW 8 p.m.)
 
The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.)

Gaycation With Ellen Page “USA” (Viceland 10 p.m.)

Younger “No Weddings & a Funeral” (TV Land 10 p.m.)

Broad City “Philadelphia” (Comedy Central 10 p.m.)

Mulholland Dr. (TMAX 10 p.m.)

Law & Order “Panic” (We 11 p.m.) (rerun)
 
MTV Suspect (MTV 11:01 p.m.)

I Am Cait marathon (E! 1 a.m.)
 
White Collar “On Guard”/”Where There’s a Will” (Universal HD 4 a.m./5 a.m., 8 a.m./9 a.m.) (rerun)

Ellen (Laff 5 a.m./5:30 a.m.) (rerun)

Buffy “Same Time, Same Place”/”Help” (Pivot 5 a.m./6 a.m.) (rerun)
Bessie (HBO Zone 6:15 a.m.)

Curb Appeal “Bright Green Home Is Transformed” (HGTV 7:30 a.m.) (rerun)
 
Samantha Who? “The Pill” (Logo 7:30 a.m.) (rerun)

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