Morning Brew – Wanda Sykes plays a lesbian soccer mom in “Dream Team”

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Gloria Vanderbilt revealed she once had a “lesbian relationship” while in school. She talked about it in an interview in front of son Anderson Cooper who is so amused.

The Columbia Spectator delves into the death of the lesbian bar.

A woman writes to Dear Abby because she’s upset her son is serving as a sperm donor for a lesbian couple. Abby responds in the best way.

The Windy City Times talks with Wanda Sykes, who is hilarious as usual, and talks about her upcoming TV series Dream Team.

“We just wrapped the pilot last night. We will see and hopefully get good news about it. My lesbian character is married to a woman. I am an OBGYN and our daughter is on the soccer team.”

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WomansNews profiles Tasha Amezcua, the “queer, femme, Chicana survivor of violence” program director of the Audre Lorde Project.

An anime convention in Boston over the weekend was LGBT-inclusive.

YouTube star William doesn’t appreciate Logo’s lack of lesbian/bi women. WE HEAR YOU!

Amandla Stenberg, Hari Nef, Tyler Ford and Rowan Blanchard are featured in Interview’s new activists feature. A quote from Amandla:

“I mean, unfortunately or not unfortunately, take it as you will, when you are a marginalized person or a woman of color and/or someone who’s a part of the LGBTQ community, your acts become politicized, just by being yourself. Because we’re not completely accepting of all different kinds of human beings. So that’s been an interesting dynamic for me to navigate. [laughs] By being myself, I’m doing something political.”

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Sarah Schulman talks about her fantastic new novel, The Cosmopolitans, with The Guardian.

At ESPNW: When Civil Rights and Sports Collide.

Tiana is getting a new (male) love interest on Empire. But what happened to India!?!?

Check out some women recreating ’90s posterboy looks.

Elle talks with out Chromat creator Becca McCharen on the diversity she employs in her fashion shows and campaigns.

Fun Home has an all-new commercial with new comic strips drawn by Alison Bechdel. (Duh!)

Gaycation Season 2 is underway! Ellen Page and Ian Daniel are already shooting new episodes of their Viceland series.


Bustle celebrates a history of androgynous fashion.

Have a great Wednesday!

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