Morning Brew: Liz Carmouche becomes the first lesbian UFC fighter, ABC Family releases new “Pretty Little Liars” clips


Good morning, Brewbies! Welcome to Monday! Trish Bendix is taking a much deserved vacation to celebrate her birthday, so wish her a happy one in the comments, and she’ll be back with you tomorrow!

ABC Family has released a couple of previews from the winter premiere of Pretty Little Liars— hurry up, January 8th — and boy, is it good to see our girls together again.


Now, bring on the Paige McCullers.

Last Thursday, Liz Carmouche became the first openly gay lady to join the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Despite the fact that she worried she might come up against some homophobia in the sport, she told Sports Illustrated that she was going to remain true to herself and her sexuality: “There’s no amount of money that’s going to make me go back in the closet.” The 28-year-old former marine, who served in Iraq during “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” will face her first MMA opponent on Feb. 23rd.

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Casey Parks and Aubree Bernier Clarke are making a documentary about Roy Hudgins. It sounds pretty rad. Check out the trailer below and hit up their Kickstarter if you want to help make the documentary happen.


Today in lesbian-ish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Talking Liberally with Stephanie Miller (Current 9 a.m.), America’s Next Top Model – Cycle 16 marathon (Oxygen 9 a.m.), Chloe (LMN 12 p.m.), Jessie J: Live in London (Palladia 1:30 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), Friends “The One with the Sonogram at the End” (TBS 4 p.m.), Black Swan (WMAX 4:40 p.m.), Primary Colors (Flix 5:30 p.m.), Wish Me Away (Showcase 6:20 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), Noah’s Arc “Desperado” (Logo 7:30 p.m.), Noah’s Arc “Give It Up” (Logo 8:30 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Degrassi (TeenNick 9, 9:30 p.m.) (rerun), Finding Bigfoot “Dances with Bigfoot” (Animal Planet 10 p.m.), The Mortified Sessions “Comedian Tig Notaro” (Sundance 10 p.m.) (rerun), Roseanne “Roseanne-Feld” (We 12:30 a.m.)

Have a beautiful monday, beautiful ladies.

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