Good morning! Happy Friday!
Sarah Paulson is possibly joining the all-new, all-female Ocean’s Ocho. Other cast members include Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling and Awkwafina. Here for it! But if not one of their characters is queer in any way, I may have to write a think piece and I don’t want to have to do that.
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To use my previous example, I might be able to imagine, broadly, what being a lesbian feels like, but I don’t have any idea about the myriad obstacles and bliss in a dyke’s daily life. It would be all too easy for me to think my lesbian character is all about breasts and labia and coming out, and not how she thinks about getting the rent together every month, or whether a vegan diet is a good idea, or if she should make a play for the cute and possibly straight woman in accounting. She should be a fully-rounded human being, not just a contrast to the default assumption.
Amber Heard says Johnny Depp didn’t write the full check to the charities she selected as part of their divorce settlement.
Getting LGBTQ history into schools is “the next gay rights frontier.”
Everything you wanted from lesbian farmers, like a musical and a T-shirt.
Burning lesbian sex questions apparently include fisting and scissoring.
Elena Delle Donne says getting burnt out helped her career.
Rhea Butcher talks with an Ohio radio station about her Akron roots.
It’s maybe sort of possible we are actually born this way.
The lesbian teacher/student relationship is not just a thing that happens in movies, I guess.
Remembering Austin’s long-gone lesbian and gay bars.
Fr. José García, a pastor of San Bartolomé parish in the Valencian town of Onda, blessed a lesbian couple on their wedding day, but after being investigated by the Catholic Church, is apologizing for having been a part of the ceremony. He “has agreed that he made a serious error of judgment in allowing the ceremony to proceed, although at the time, he believed that he was acting in the best way to offer pastoral care to his congregation but he has undertaken not to offer a similar service to any same-sex couple in the future.”
Black queers in Oregon (specifically PFLAG, in this piece) need help.
This behind-the-scenes video from Her Story is just too good.
Monica Raymund and her Chicago Fire castmates Miranda Rae Mayo and Kara Kilmer are in the new issue of Splash magazine.
How the idea of a “safe space” has changed over time.
Melissa Etheridge is just chilling, jamming, dabbing with Action Bronson and friends on Viceland.
Lena Waithe recommends the ’90s teen flick House Party.
Wentworth Season 4 is coming to Canada in September.
Today in Lesbianish TV:
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (rerun)
Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.)
The View (ABC 11 a.m.) (rerun)
Milk (TMAX 11:45 a.m.)
Supernatural “The Girl With the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo” (TNT 12 p.m.) (rerun)
Beverly Hills, 90210 “P.S. I Love You, Pt. 1” (Pop 12 a.m.) (rerun)
Steven Universe (Cartoon 12 p.m., 7 p.m.) (rerun)
Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 12 p.m.)
General Hospital (ABC 2 p.m.)
The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.) (rerun)
Clarence (Cartoon 2 p.m./2:30 p.m.) (rerun)
Survivor’s Remorse “No Child Left Behind” (Starz 2:30 p.m., 11 p.m., Starz Comedy 6:45 p.m., 9 p.m., Starz In Black 1 a.m.)
Ellen (Laff 3 p.m./3:30 p.m.) (rerun)
Roseanne “The Blaming of the Shrew” (Logo 3:48 p.m.) (rerun)
Friends “The One With the Dozen Lasagnas” (TBS 5 p.m.) (rerun)
Broccoli City 2016 (Revolt 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.) – The Internet perform (rerun)
Chopped Canada “The Spruce Is Loose” (Cooking Channel 6 p.m.) (rerun)
Person of Interest marathon (WGN America 7 p.m.)
Roadies “The Corporate Gig” (Showtime 7:15 p.m., Showtime2 9 p.m.)
Vanishing of the Bees (Pivot 8 p.m.) – Narrated by Ellen Page
The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.)
The Danish Girl (HBO 9 p.m.)
Ray Donovan “Goodbye Beautiful” (Showtime2 10 p.m., Showtime 11:45 p.m.)
Guy’s Grocery Games “Battle America!” (Cooking Channel 10 p.m.) (rerun)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: Live (MTV Live 10 p.m.) – With Mary Lambert (rerun)
Masters of Sex “Through a Glass, Darkly” (Showtime2 11 p.m.) (rerun)
Archer marathon (FXX 12 a.m.)
Nurse (Syfy 3 a.m.)
Nine for IX “Swoopes” (ESPN Classic 6 a.m.) (rerun)
Ellen “Neighbors” (FX 7 a.m.) (rerun)
Gaycation with Ellen Page & Ian Daniel marathon (Viceland 8 a.m.)
Pride (Showcase 9 a.m.)