Morning Brew – Johnathon Schaech reveals he used to be Ellen’s beard


Good morning! A huge thanks to Dana Piccoli for filling in for me while I was out yesterday. It was so fantastic to meet so many readers at the Dinah over the weekend. Look forward to some posts about what went down in the desert throughout the rest of the week.

Monique and Larissa are coming home! The lesbian couple imprisoned in Kuwait were freed yesterday after they were found innocent.

Rosie O’Donnell, Kristin Chenoweth, Melissa Harris-Perry and Janet Mock were all at PFLAG National’s eighth annual Straight for Equality awards gala last night.

PFLAG National's Eighth Annual Straight For Equality Awards GalaPhoto by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for PFLAG National 

If you watched this week’s Girls, you saw they had a play based on the Kitty Genovese murder. Well it happened to be timed perfectly with the death of her convicted killer.

Johnathon Schaech said he used to be Ellen’s beard.

“My manager asked me to accompany her to events. She was scared people would not watch the show, Her sitcom Ellen, because she was gay. It was an honor. I grew up with two gay aunts and a gay uncle.”

First Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage

Gaby Dunn and The Skinny‘s Jesse Kahnweiler joined The Dirty Word for a game of Drunk Pronouns.

The Washington Post talks with one of the people behind LGBT Fans Deserve Better, i09 writes about The Vampire Diaries deaths, and PopCrush on Lexa’s Legacy.

Lynn Shelton and Dorothy Allison are on Bustle’s list of 4 Badass Women Who Got Started Late In Life.

Archer Magazine talks with Esther Godoy, editor of Butch is Not a Dirty Word. If you haven’t visited their site yet, do so!

Hulu has announced the summer release dates for the return of Casual and East Los High.

The Interrobang talks with Cameron Esposito about Marriage Material and working with her wife.

From Monterey County Now: A Latina lesbian longs for understanding from her pendeja partner.

This is pretty rad: The William and Mary Mattachine LGBTIQ Research Project: Documenting the LGBTIQ Past in Virginia.

If you pre-order Shura‘s new album, Nothing’s Real, you’ll get a free track (“The Space Tapes”) now. 

Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star Mimi Faust is dating a woman on camera.

A queer woman on why she’s worried about deleting her dating apps.

Janet Quezada and Monica Trasandes are Two Latinas Making a Difference in Hispanic, LGBTQ Communities.

Grace & Frankie has a trailer for Season 2.

Elliot Sailors has a new video showing off her androgynous sexy.

Misleading headline of the day: Michelle Rodriguez Is Jealous That Paul Walker Died First.

Anna Paquin spent the weekend promoting the new Roots reboot she’s a part of.

PayPal is another company not having North Carolina’s hate.

Sarah Paulson talked Marcia Clark on Good Morning America this morning.

Bella Thorne wants some “girl-on-girl” action with Jennifer Lawrence.

Today in Lesbianish TV:

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.) – Guest: Sarah Paulson

Home & Family (Hallmark 10 a.m.) – Guest: Lindsey Shaw

Supernatural “Slumber Party” (TNT 10 a.m.) (rerun)

Law & Order: SVU “Lunacy” (USA 10 a.m.) (rerun)
The View (ABC 11 a.m.)

Nine for IX “Swoopes” (ESPN U 12 p.m.) (rerun)
Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.)

The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.)

General Hospital (ABC 2 p.m.)

Ellen (Laff 3 p.m./3:30 p.m., 5 a.m./5:30 a.m.) (rerun)

Friday Night Lights “The Son” (Pivot 4 p.m.) (rerun)

Wisconsin Primary coverage (MSNBC 5 p.m.) – Co-hosted by Rachel Maddow

2016 Black Girls Rock! (BET 8 p.m.)
Pride (TMC 8 p.m.)
Shameless “Familia Supra Gallegorious Omnia!” (Showtime 10 p.m)

The People’s Couch (Bravo 10:30 p.m.) (rerun)
Faking It “Jagged Little Heart” (MTV 10:31 p.m.)
Conan (TBS 11 p.m.) – Guest: Wanda Sykes

Saving Hope “Heaven Can Wait”/”Kiss Me Goodbye” (Ion 11 p.m./12 a.m.) (rerun)
Friends “The One With the Sonogram at the End” (Nick 11:30 p.m.) (rerun)

Archer marathon (FXX 12 a.m.)

Law & Order: CI “Great Barrier” (We 2 a.m.) (rerun)
Glastonbury Festival 2014 Pt. 5 (MTV Live 5 a.m.) – Courtney Barnett performs (rerun)

Buffy “Potential”/”The Killer in Me” (Pivot 5 a.m./6 a.m.) (rerun)

Law & Order: SVU “P.C.” (USA 5 a.m.) (rerun)

Laurel Canyon
(Starz Cinema 5:40 a.m.)

White Collar marathon (Universal HD 8 a.m.)
(Thanks, Roni!)

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