Morning Brew – “Orange is the New Black” babes on the cover of “Essence”


Good morning!

If you’ll be in LA this month, you can be on Ellen’s show Heads Up.

Sarah Silverman went on Ellen’s show yesterday and talked about how she won’t get married until everybody can.

Slate’s resident lesbian and gay man discuss the awesomeness of Cucumber and Banana.

Jamaican lesbian activist Angeline Jackson wrote a piece for Time magazine writes about Jamaica’s progress when it comes to LGBT acceptance. 

Remember when I told you about Wildfang’s new Squad T? I got mine in the mail yesterday and it looks like a few others did, too.


Oh @wearewildfang how badass you are!!! Merci beaucoup for the new WWC gear!! #onnotice #wecominforit

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Longtime lesbian writer/activist Jeanne Cordova is featured in LatinPost. A quote:

“Being a Latina butch, and also a woman, did hinder me in lots of aspects. When gays went on TV for the first time as openly gay in the early 1970’s, I wasn’t selected for those roles to represent [the] ‘out’ community, even though I had a high profile as a lesbian leader, because I was Latina and dark,” Córdova said. “But I decided that I’d rather continue my personal identity than de-gender or whiten myself …or ‘pass,’ I guess you’d call it, because I had only one self, and I wanted to tell the world that was good enough.”

Edie Windsor writes about her love of Fun Home for Playbill.

Hannibal is back tonight and, this season, executive producer Bryan Fuller promises a “kaleidoscopic lesbian love scene that is beautiful and I actually got a note that said the Standards and Practices Team all applauded this sex scene because it was so sensual and erotic, but played within the parameters of what we could broadcast.”

In London this week, a trans man is fighting for the right to have contact with his former partner’s child from her previous marriage with a woman. (Modern family!!!!)

Washington City Paper writes about straight bars that have gay nights. It’s an epidemic, really. Necessary since most cities no longer have lesbian bars.

Lesbian historian and filmmaker Glenne McElhinney remembers her late friend, gay photographer James Armstrong, in the Bay Area Reporter.

Orange is the New Black stars Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks, Laverne Cox, Vicky Jeudy, Adrienne C. Moore and Samira Wiley cover Essence‘s new Body Issue. We have so many magazines to buy this month!



Ali Adler talked about her new book with The New York Times.

Whitney Mixter is part of Kenneth Cole’s “Make Now Matter” campaign.

A lesbian YouTube personality named Crissy Chambers is part of a revenge porn case in the UK.

I’m so excited about this really cool evening happening in LA this weekend. The 2015 Pride Gala and Film Showcase celebrates the city’s LGBT history. Get your tickets now!


Classic Alice is returning with all new episodes on June 9.

Out artist Julia Weldon is part of the BRIC Stoop Series, where she talks about queer visibility.

If you can’t wait to watch Maria Bello‘s TED Talk, Huffington Post delivers some of the best bits.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.) Friday Night Lights “Little Girl I Wanna Marry You” (Pivot 9 a.m.) (rerun) Classic Women’s World Cup Soccer – 2011 U.S. vs. Japan Final (Fox Sports 1 11 a.m.) Four Weddings “…And the Halted Vows” (TLC 1 p.m.) (rerun) 50 Girls Who Run the World marathon (Fuse 1:30 p.m.) – Hosted by Tegan and Sara Vanishing of the Bees (Pivot 1:30 p.m.) – Narrated by Ellen Page The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.) Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.) (rerun) Glastonbury Festival Hour 5 (Palladia 3 p.m.) – the xx perform (rerun) Bully (Pivot 3:30 p.m.) Anger Management “Charlie Gets Romantic” (FX 3:30 p.m.) (rerun) Black Sails “XV.”/”XVI.” (Starz 5:05 p.m./6:10 p.m.) (rerun) Tammy (HBO2 7:15 p.m.) Heroes: FIFA Women’s World Cup (Fox Sports 1 8 p.m., 5 a.m.) The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.) Lost Girl “End of Faes” (Syfy 10 p.m.) Hannibal “Antipasto” (NBC 10 p.m.) Beat Bobby Flay “Battle of Brooklyn” (Food Network 11 p.m.) – With Anne Burrell (rerun) Rules of Engagement “Zygote” (WGN America 11:30 p.m.) (rerun) The Sex Monster (Flix 11:35 p.m.) Portlandia “Healthcare”/”Seaworld” (IFC 12:05 a.m./12:35 a.m.) (rerun) The L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin (Showtime 12:30 a.m.) Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS 12:37 a.m.) – Guest: Lily Tomlin Law & Order: SVU “Fallacy” (USA 2 a.m.) (rerun) My Summer of Love (Cinemax 6 a.m.) White Collar “Withdrawal”/”Need to Know” (USA 6 a.m./7 a.m.) (rerun) (Thanks Roni!)

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