Morning Brew – Star Wars gets its first-ever lesbian character

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Jane Lynch was on The Late Late Show last week while Drew Carey was special guest host.

Mary Lambert spoke with Rolling Stone about putting her cover of “Jesse’s Girl” on her album.

Originally, I had put a piece about rape on the record, called “Epidemic.” My project manager was like, “We support you 100 percent, but you should know Target and Starbucks won’t carry it, and it’ll have a warning on it,” so I was like, damn, that’s true. I remember when I heard “Jessie’s Girl” for the first time, I was like, “This is so applicable to lesbians!” So in two days I came up with a different chord progression, rearranged it, played the piano and sang it. Everyone in the room was crying and I was like, “Cool, job well done.” It seemed to be the perfect replacement for “Epidemic” – equally as important for me.

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New York photographer Michele Crowe has created a series called The Universal Family and lesbian moms are included.

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Siya spoke with Vh1 about being an out rapper and homophobia in hip hop.

I think there’s been a lot of progress and I think that has a lot to do with social media and television. Shows like Empire and Orange is the New Black and The Real World make it not such a hard pill to swallow. What really stands out, regardless of your sexuality, is if your music is dope: people are going to like you, they’re going to love you, they’re going to purchase your music. It’s different now, this generation does not care about whether or not you’re gay or not. They care about whether or not the beat is dope and the hook is catchy.

You know that adorable lesbian couple that stars in the skeleton “Love Has No Labels” ad making its rounds on the internet? One of the women, Katherine Robinson, shares her story of homophobia she faced while serving in the military. It’s shocking.

Plenty of queer ladies are included in 20 All-Female Bands You Should Know.

Monica Bellucci isn’t confirming the rumors about her being a bisexual Bond woman.

“Is that the rumor? I don’t know if I can answer that. Let the fantasies swirl around. People will find out the truth when they see the film. All I can say about Lucia is that she brings to life the idea that femininity can be a thing of strength. In life and in movies, femininity is often depicted as a weakness. But not in Spectre.”

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Kate McKinnon played Iggy Azalea while Sasheer Zamata was bisexual rapper Azealia Banks on this week’s SNL.

Out model Cara Delevingne shares the cover of UK Vogue with Suki Waterhouse and Georgia May Jagger this month.

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k.d. lang is one of the most inspirational women in music ever.

Star Wars is getting a lesbian! A new character called Moff Mors “is an Imperial who has made some very serious mistakes but she is an incredibly capable leader and spends much of the book working hard to prevent absolute failure.”  Says editor Shelly Shapiro:

“This is certainly the first character in canon. But there was a gay Mandalorian couple, so it’s not brand new. It’s not something I really think about, it just makes sense. There’s a lot of diversity–there should be diversity in “Star Wars. You have all these different species and it would be silly to not also recognize that there’s a lot of diversity in humans. If there’s any message at all, it’s simply that  Star Wars  is as diverse (or more so because they have alien species) as humanity is in real life and we don’t want to pretend it’s not. It just felt perfectly natural.”

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Moff will appear in the Lords of the Sith, a new Star Wars novel coming out on April 28.

An anti-gay ad ran from Australian Marriage Forum aired down under during Mardi Gras this last week, but SBS refused to run it during their broadcast of the annual LGBT Pride event.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Real – Guest: Raven-Symone, Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), *Friday Night Lights “A Sort of Homecoming” (Pivot 9 a.m.), *Golden Girls “Goodbye, Mr. Gordon” (Hallmark 9:30 a.m., 12:30 a.m.), *Buffy “The Pack” (Pivot 10 a.m.), *Top Chef: Boston marathon (Esquire 12 p.m.), *Grey’s Anatomy “This Is How We Do It”/”Song Beneath the Song” (Lifetime 1 p.m./2 p.m.), *White Collar marathon (Universal HD 1 p.m., 2 a.m), *Veronica Mars “Versatile Toppings” (Pivot 2 p.m.), *Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), *90210 “Rats and Heroes” (Pop 5 p.m.), *Chasing Life “Rest in Peace” (ABC Family 6 p.m.), *The Fosters “Now Hear This” (ABC Family 7 p.m.), The Fosters “Justify the Means” (ABC Family 8 p.m.), *Shameless “Uncle Carl” (Showtime 8 p.m., 10 p.m.), *Gotham “Penguin’s Umbrella” (Fox 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Chasing Life “Life, Actually” (ABC Family 9 p.m.), Jane the Virgin “Chapter Fifteen” (CW 9 p.m.), Black Ink Crew “No Leg to Stand On” (VH1 9 p.m.), Black Sails “XV.” (Starz Edge 9 p.m., 11:50 p.m.), Episodes “Episode 408” (Showtime 9:30 p.m., 11 p.m.), *Degrassi “There’s Your Trouble”/”(You Drive Me) Crazy” (TeenNick 9:30 p.m./10 p.m.), The Returned “Camille” (A&E 10 p.m., 11 p.m.), Archer “Diversity Hire”/”Killing Utne” (Comedy Central 10 p.m./10:30 p.m.), *Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC 12:36 a.m.) – Guest: Portia de Rossi, *Archer “Swiss Miss”/”A Going Concern” (FXX 1 a.m./1:30 a.m.), *Ghost Whisperer “Slam” (Oxygen 1:10 a.m.), *The New Adventures of Old Christine “A Decent Proposal” (Nick Jr. 1:30 a.m.), *Lost Girl “Waves” (Syfy 3 a.m.), *Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell “Wine Country Clash” (Food Network 4 a.m.), *Degrassi marathon (TeenNick 4:30 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

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