Morning Brew – Sally Ride gets a Navy ship in her name


Good morning!

First, another sad loss: The legendary and lovely Lauren Bacall. She played a lesbian in the film adaptation of out author Dorothy Baker‘s Young Man With a Horn, though it was 1950 when it came out so it was, as one film historian noted, “thinly veiled.” May she rest in peace.


Out director Stewart Thorndike talked with IndieWire about her queer horror series Lyle.

Marlene King is the only out lesbian on Variety’s list of TV showrunners. So many white guys!

Latina has a list of Latino Celebrities Who Are LGBT Allies & Supporters.

Congrats to Melissa Ferrick for her win in the The Independent Music Award’ 13 Vox Pop poll. The out musician won Best Alt. Country Album for The Truth Is.

Star Trek author David Mack says he received a complain about a lesbian sex scene and he wrote a perfect response on his LiveJournal.

If [the fan] thinks the fear of alienating a few closed-minded readers is going to stop me from writing stories that feature and promote characters of diverse backgrounds—including LGBTQ characters, persons of color, and people who belong to ideological or philosophical minorities—he must be out of his mind. I’m a fucking Star Trek writer. Hasn’t he ever heard of IDIC—“Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations”?

Snap snap!

Brandi Carlile is going on a small acoustic tour and it’s already selling out in pre-sales. Get a ticket if you can!


The Navy has named a ship after the late and great Sally Ride. Sally’s partner Dr. Tam O’Shaughnessy christened the ship this week. Amazing.

140809-N-PO203-348U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams

BrainPickings (one of my favorite sites) has a great piece on The Invisibles, a book and film series that focuses on gay and lesbian couples from times in history they were not allowed to be out. We were still here!

Big Picture Invisibles

Kate McKinnon answered a few questions for The Wrap. Her current fave shows? Veep and Chopped.

Today in Lesbianish TV: *The Ellen DeGeneres Show, *The Queen Latifah Show, Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), Precious (OWN 12:30 p.m.), *Will & Grace “Swimming From Cambodia” (We 1:30 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), *The Nanny “The Rosie Show” (Logo 2:30 p.m), *Iron Chef America “Cora vs. Grieveson” (Cooking Channel 4 p.m.), Imagine Me & You (HBO Comedy 4:55 p.m.), *Sisterhood of Hip Hop “Femme-C’s” (Oxygen 5 p.m., 12:15 a.m.), *Iron Chef America “Cora vs. Choy” (Cooking Channel 5 p.m.), *Boy Meets World “Shallow Boy” (ABC Family 5:30 p.m.), Election (TMC Xtra 6:05 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), WNBA Basketball – Phoenix at Atlanta (NBA 7 p.m.), Real Housewives of New Jersey “One Flew Over the Chicken’s Nest” (Bravo 8 p.m.), *True Blood “Almost Home” (HBO 8 p.m., 12:30 a.m., HBO Signature 10:30 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), *Being Human “It Takes Two to Make a Thing go Wrong” (Chiller 9 p.m.), The Bridge “Harvest of Souls” (FX 10 p.m.), Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project “Courtney Love’s Fallout” (VH1 11 p.m.), Nick Cannon Presents Wild ‘N Out “Riff Raff” (MTV2 11 p.m.), Monster (Showtime2 11:40 p.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes rerun

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