Morning Brew – Soko talks sexuality and Kristen Stewart with “W”

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Pulitzer Prize-winning out playwright Paula Vogel will read her most recent play Indecent at Cornell next month.

At Vice: How Sailor Moon Fandom Became a Refuge for ’90s Queer Kids.

Model Gabi Grecko split with her boyfriend last week but says she’s now dating an “older woman.”

“I’m in love, we want to keep it low for now about who she is to see if it works out but I really like her. She’s in her forties but she looks 25.”

Soko talked about the sextagrams she gets on Instagram and her new relationship with Kristen Stewart in W.

“I’ve always been open with my sexuality, meaning I don’t really care about gender. So yeah, ladies have definitely been crass, too. I prefer when it’s girls saying things like that than guys. But also I’m up for it. Sex for so long was such a taboo thing. You couldn’t be free with your sexuality and say that you like it. But it’s one of the biggest joys of life. If you find one partner who you love having sex with, it’s the best! This new generation is a lot more liquid with sexuality and it’s really refreshing.”

Melissa Etheridge says she almost asked Brad Pitt to be her sperm donor.

MS MR remixes Christine and the Queens‘ “Tilted.”

Out actress Carlease Burke will tell a story at Don’t Tell My Mother!‘s “Spring Fling Show” on Friday, April 8th. She’ll be joined by The Office star Angela Kinsey, Lori Alan (SpongeBob SquarePants), comic Jenna Brister and out host Nikki Levy. 

Brandi Carlile is going on tour with Old Crow Medicine Show.

Lenny has an interview with case, lang, veirs and k.d. says she was the one who had the initial idea for the supergroup.

“I felt like doing something different. I felt like doing a group collaboration to bring in a little bit of outside joy into my musical experience. On a whim, I just … I don’t remember what, emailed or texted the girls, and they immediately responded, saying, ‘Let’s do it.'”

Lea DeLaria talks with Palm Springs Life about her upcoming show at The Dinah this weekend.

Tattiawna Jones (Strange Empire) has been cast as the lead in ABC’s new lesbian/straight dude BFF comedy. She’ll star as “Hilda, an intelligent and seemingly confident lesbian lothario with a dry sense of humor – that she uses to hide her underlying fear of growing up, settling down and becoming conventional.”

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Rose Troche has a new anthology series with queer themes called Sugar. Guinevere Turner directed episode five. If you want to hear Guinevere talk about her career (including her time writing The L Word and auditioning for the role of Bette), check her out on How I Wrote That.

Ali Adler was a guest on The Nerdist Writers’ Panel Podcast where she talked about the very personal connection she had to Santana’s coming out to her Abuela on Glee.

Take an hour and listen to Women’s Magazine’s celebration of “Black feminist, legal scholar, civil rights activist, lesbian and Episcopal priest Pauli Murray.”

Sarah Jaffe‘s David Bowie tribute is pretty spectacular.

Swiping is a “post-Tinder” romance series starring four women.

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded Tamara Chaplin, an associate professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a “$6,000 summer stipend for her project ‘Postwar French Media, and the Struggle for Gay Rights.'” The research will specifically focus on “the history of French lesbian activism since World War II.” Bad ass.

Wives and fosters moms Nancy Nyman and Heather McNama are working on a TV pilot called The F Word, which “follows a couple trying to build their family through the Los Angeles foster care system,” as well as an hour-long procedural called Social Work.

TTYL!

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