Morning Brew – Evan Rachel Wood gushes over Ellen Page


Good morning. I’m still feeling heavy-hearted after last night’s events in Ferguson. Kate Kendell of the National Center for Lesbian Rights released this statement after the grand jury’s decision was announced.

“We vacillate between heartbreak and outrage at the decision from the grand jury. Injustice is too tame a word for what today’s decision represents. The fact that an unarmed black youth can be fatally shot by a police officer with no accountability or consequence is a chilling commentary on the worth afforded to young, black lives and the sorry state of racial justice in this country.

“We stand with our colleagues in the broader civil rights community in condemning the grand jury decision, and send our strength and support to the family and friends of Michael Brown and the entire Ferguson community as they continue to grieve their tragic loss. We also urge the Department of Justice to take action to address the longstanding history of racialized intimidation and discrimination by the Ferguson police.”

Injustice for one is injustice for all.

In other news, the new will be launched today, complete with the return of comments and a brand new forum (which you can check out now!) Profiles are back, private messaging is back. I think you’ll enjoy it.

Rachael Cantu‘s band Little Brutes will release a new EP, Desire, this January. You can listen to the first track, “Carefully,” below.

Thanksgiving night, Robin Roberts will be thanking people around America. I’m still waiting for my home visit.

Evan Rachel Wood spoke with Refinery29 about her upcoming film with Ellen Page, and confirmed they are the cutest new BFFS ever.

“She’s absolutely wonderful. I loved every minute of filming. As intense as the movie is, we actually laughed a lot and had a really good time. She’s one of those people that can turn it on and off. It’s kind of scary how quickly she can do it — she’s literally laughing one second, and then the next she’s in character. Her whole face changes. She morphs into what she’s doing, and it’s really fun to watch.

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“But, we really took care of each other. We had to go to deep, vulnerable places in the film, and we were always there holding and hugging each other — like real sisters helping each other through the whole process. We got really close. We knew we were going to do the film a year before it was made, so we spent as much time as possible together so we could really bond and so the relationship was believable. She’s one of my closest friends now.”

I can’t wait for Into the Forest.

Kelli Dunham writes about LGBT experiences and treatment in the hospital for NPR.

NPR also covers the current state of same-sex divorce.

The Toast has a hilarious piece on why Meat Loaf should be a lesbian icon.

MindBodyGreen has a piece from a woman who said coming out helped her change her life for the better. It gets better, ya’ll!

Sia has released a beautiful new lyric video for her song, “Opportunity.”

Queer fashion blogger Arabelle Sicardi talked with PAPER about her blog. She did not have to pose with her shiny rump in the air, in case you’re wondering.

Slate makes the case for why everyone (not just queers) should read Stone Butch Blues. Buy a copy for everyone in your family this holiday season!

Bisexual actress Bai Ling takes a lot of fashion risks.

Out musician Eriel Indigo talked about her sexuality with The Line of Best Fit.

“I would never try to define sexuality. Sexuality takes so many forms and morphs and lives in so many different ways. What I will say is it’s extremely important for our personal, societal, and cultural health to be open in communication about sexuality and seek the vast ocean of sacred and spiritual substance that exists within our own sexuality, rather than focus on the depraved, shallow version of sexuality represented in the media. This also goes into the imbalance between masculine and feminine on this planet both between genders and within each person, male or female. We all need to embrace, respect, empower, evolve and develop our own sexuality and balance the masculine and feminine energies within us. I have always felt I have a pretty balanced makeup of masculine and feminine within me. There are some things out of balance in me as well. My masculine side is a bit immature and very aggressive, cocky sometimes not great in communication. My feminine side is sometimes self destructive, insecure and fearful of vulnerability. I wish for all of us to begin to find our way to the softness in both our masculine and feminine sides and the purity and magic in our sexuality.”

She also released a new video, “Galactivate Episode 1.5.”

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), The Jane Austen Book Club (Starz Cinema 9:30 a.m.), *The People’s Couch marathon (Bravo 10 a.m.), The View (ABC), *Happy Endings “The Ex Factor” (Logo 12 p.m.), *Roseanne “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (We 12 p.m.), The Other Shore (TMC 12 p.m.), Fried Green Tomatoes (CMT 12 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Grey’s Anatomy “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word”/”Somebody That I Used to Know” (Lifetime 2 p.m./3 p.m.), *Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), *Will & Grace “Girl Trouble” (We 2:30 p.m.), Cruel Intentions (Starz Edge 7:20 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Degrassi “There’s Your Trouble” (TeenNick 9 p.m.), Marry Me “Bruges Me” (NBC 9:01 p.m.), The Mindy Project “How to Lose a Mom in Ten Days” (Fox 9:30 p.m.), *Degrassi marathon (TeenNick 9:30 p.m.), *Holmes Makes It Right “Here in Spirit” (DIY 10 p.m.), Being John Malkovich (Showtime Beyond 10 p.m.), The People’s Couch (Bravo 10:01 p.m.), Faking It “Busted” (MTV 10:33 p.m.), *Survivor’s Remorse “On the Carpet” (Starz Edge 11 p.m.), Girl Code to Awkward and Faking It (MTV 11:03 p.m.), *Noah’s Arc “Desperado” (Logo 1 a.m.), *Noah’s Arc “Give It Up” (Logo 2 a.m.), Pariah (HBO Signature 2:10 a.m.), *Degrassi marathon (TeenNick 4 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes rerun

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