Morning Brew – Lesbian emojis are now a reality

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Happy Friday Brewbies! I’m standing in for Trish Bendix today who is busy working the panels and scoring awesome interviews at TCA.

Since you can only use the “Dancing Cat Ladies” Emoji so many times, iTunes has just approved the Lesbian Emoji app. So now you can add U-Hauls, rainbows, and flannel shirts to your texts and tweets. And for you rebels out there, there is also a “fish taco” emoji. (I’m rather partial to the Undercut.) Get it on iTunes

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Russia continues its oppressive crackdown on the LGBTQ population, this time by announcing that transgender folks and people with “disorders of sexual preference” (whatever the hell that means) are banned from driving. Yes, driving. It’s frightening to think what might be next.

Singer/songwriter Malynda Hale has recorded a beautiful tribute to fallen LGBTQ youth like Leelah Alcorn, Tyler Clementi and, tragically, many others.

Tonight is the premiere of Glee‘s final season. EW scored an exclusive clip of Lea Michele tearing up “Let it Go.” Will you be tuning in and tweeting tonight? If so, don’t forget to use the hashtag #GaySharks! By the way, Lea’s hair is ON POINT in this scene.

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Paige might be gone from Pretty Little Liars for now, but actress and fan favorite, Lindsey Shaw just did a new photoshoot with Voyage Clothing for their 2015 spring line, which has me clamoring for that hoodie. Here’s a preview shot by photographer, Reuben Chapman

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Stylin’ femme fashion writer/editor Nicolette Mason went on GMA yesterday to talk plus-size clothing.


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Artist Megan Praz tackles the loss of lesbian bars in her comic Leave Me in LaLa Land.

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The folks over at The Mary Sue (one of my favorite sites) have a recap of the very lesbianish anime series, Yurikuma Arashi.

Actress/writer Desiree Akhavan talks about her film, Appropriate Behavior and her guest starring role on Girls in this new clip.

Have a great weekend!

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Tabatha Coffey on The Rachael Ray Show, Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), The View (ABC), *Buffy marathon (Pivot 11 a.m.), *Worst Cooks in America marathon (Food Network 11 a.m.), *Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: Live (Palladia 12 p.m.), *Roseanne “Ladies’ Choice” (We 12:30 p.m.), Thirteen (IndiePlex 1:25 p.m., 9 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Sex and the City “The Cheating Curve” (E! 3:30 p.m.), The Normal Heart (HBO2 4:15 p.m.), The Jane Austen Book Club (Starz Comedy 4:40 p.m.), Glee “Loser Like Me; Homecoming” (Fox 8 p.m.), Hart of Dixie “Kablang” (CW 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), *Oprah: Where Are They Now? Raven-Symone Opens Up About Her Sexuality” (OWN 9 p.m.), Monster (Flix 10 p.m.), The Haunting Of… “Dot Jones” (LMN 11 p.m.), *Will & Grace “My Uncle the Car” (Logo 12:30 a.m.) (rerun), Law & Order: CI “Great Barrier” (Ion 1 a.m.), The Roommate (VH1 3 a.m.), *Degrassi marathon (TeenNick 4 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes rerun

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