Morning Brew – Maria Bello loves the word “dyke”


Good morning!

Cass Bird shot Ellen Page for Vogue and, in the accompanying interview, Ellen talks Freeheld and fashion.

“I used to feel this constant pressure to be more feminine; a quiet or sometimes not-so-quiet demand—’You need to wear a dress or people will think you’re gay. Now I feel a sense of freedom in dressing, and I’m enjoying it so much. I love wearing a Saint Laurent suit to an event. I mean, what a gift.”

Same-sex couples in Michigan gathered over the weekend to celebrate their one-year anniversary. Last year, there were four counties that allowed legal unions after a Detroit federal judge deemed the ban unconstitutional. Shortly after, an appeals court reinstated the ban.

Danish model Josephine Skriver has a lesbian mother and a gay father, and so she wasn’t a huge fan of the Dolce & Gabbana comments.

Pro soccer player Ella Masar has come out in a piece she wrote about religion and sexuality for Pitch Side Report. She writes that she is “deeply in love” with girlfriend (and Canadian soccer player) Erin Katrina McLeod. Congrats, Ella! They’re a gorgeous couple.


Maria Bello  says the word “dyke” a lot and I pretty much love her.

The Foxy Merkins is now available on Netflix.

The NY Post recommends some lesbian characters to love. (Yeah, you know them all! They’re not all lesbians, either.)

Elisha Cuthbert is on the cover of Fashion magazine and talked about how she not only worked with Ellen on One Big Happy, but Portia de Rossi, too.

“They are a couple that all married people can look up to. They’re very supportive of one another and they have each other’s backs. When Ellen was busy doing her talk show and couldn’t be with us, de Rossi stepped in. One could easily not care about the other’s endeavours, but Portia really did. That was so sweet.”

Can you imagine sending your girlfriend to work for you?! Mine wouldn’t know WTF to do.

Cosima is “the most important clone” when Orphan Black returns. And I’m happy to say it sounds like she is sticking around for a while, according to EP John Fawcett.

“The interesting thing about Cosima is she came very close to dying and that wasn’t something that we took lightly. That wasn’t something that we did to try and scare the audience, that really was the beginning of a new journey for Cosima in season 3. The fact that she has come that close to death, that she essentially had a near-death experience, changes her because she can’t explain what happened to her. It puts this character, who is so entrenched in the science, in this place where she’s now looking for answers beyond science.”

I had no idea Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott‘s sister was gay. Christine Forester said she “absolutely will be lobbying my brother, and I hope the party room makes enough noise about [equal marriage].” Good on you, Christine!

Also in Australia, faux-lesbianism on The Real Housewives of Melbourne.

Raven-Symoné was interviewed on E! about coming out on Twitter, and she played it down: “I just said that I could get married.”

Zap2It talked with Jill Flint, and it sounds like she still hasn’t gotten a call to come back to The Good Wife just yet.

The Advocate chatted with out comic artist Tana Ford. Her favorite superhero is (duh!) Batwoman.

Out comic Jenny Hagel hit the streets to find out if everything is better with bacon.

Mary Lambert says she thought singing on “Same Love” might put her in danger.

“I thought I was going to be murdered. But instead I got nominated for a Grammy!”

At The Hairpin, a bisexual woman writes about trying out a date with a guy from Tindr.

Today in Lesbianish TV:  The Ellen DeGeneres Show (rerun) The Meredith Vieira Show – Guest: Jane Lynch Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.) White Collar marathon (Universal HD 10 a.m.) Buffy “Inca Mummy Girl” (Pivot 10 a.m.) (rerun) The Other Shore (Showtime 10:15 a.m.) NCIS “Lt. Jane Doe” (USA 12 p.m.) (rerun) Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.) Rosie O’Donnell: A Heartfelt Stand Up (HBO 1:30 p.m.) V for Vendetta (AMAX 1:50 p.m.) The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.) – Guest: Wanda Sykes Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.) (rerun) The Roommate (FXM 3 p.m.) Black Ink Crew “Movin’ Funny” (VH1 3:50 p.m.) (rerun) Chasing Life “No News Is Bad News” (ABC Family 6 p.m.) (rerun) The Fosters “Not That Kind of Girl” #FostersSocialHour (ABC Family 7 p.m.) The Fosters “The End of the Beginning” (ABC Family 8 p.m.) Shameless “South Side Rules” (Showtime 8 p.m., 10 p.m.) Fried Green Tomatoes (Ovation 8 p.m.) The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.) Chasing Life “One Day” (ABC Family 9 p.m.) Black Ink Crew “Sky Is the New Black” (VH1 9 p.m.) Black Sails “XVII.” (Starz Edge 9 p.m., 12 a.m.) Milk (Universal HD 9 p.m., 12:30 a.m.) Degrassi “Something’s Got to Give”/”Hero vs. Villain” (TeenNick 9:30 p.m./10 p.m.) (rerun) Archer “Skytanic”/”The Rock” (Comedy Central 10 p.m./10:30 p.m.) (rerun) Tiny House Hunting “Tiny Retreat in Coastal Maine” (FYI 10:30 p.m.) (rerun) Tammy (HBO 12:40 a.m.) Lost Girl “End of a Line” (Syfy 3 a.m.) (rerun) Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell “Vegas Showdown” (Food Network 4 a.m.) (rerun) Degrassi marathon (TeenNick 4:30 a.m.) The Writers’ Room “Pretty Little Liars” (Sundance 6 a.m.) (rerun) Portlandia marathon (IFC 6:15 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

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