Morning Brew – President Obama sends Billie Jean King and Caitlin Cahow to Sochi


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The best thing ever happened on The Voice last night when Christina Aguilera joined Lady Gaga on stage for “Do What U Want With My Body.”


Anna Pulley posits that more people believe in Santa Claus than they do in bisexuality.

President Obama is sending Billie Jean King to the Olympic opening ceremonies and out hockey player Caitlin Cahow for the closing ceremonies in Sochi.

Billie Jean King, former professional tennis player, receive

Caitlin told USA Today:

“It’s obviously a statement that’s being made, but I think it’s an incredibly respectful one. Basically, the White House is highlighting Americans who know what it means to have freedoms and liberties under the constitution. That’s really what we’re representing in Sochi and it’s not at all different from what’s espoused in the spirit of Olympism. So I think it’s just a great group of people. I can’t believe I’ve been named one of them because it’s a remarkable roster and I just think that we’re going to represent what the best America can be. Hopefully, it will unify all of Team USA and send a message of love and acceptance to the world.”

Fuck yeah lesbian athletes! Speaking of Caitlin, I follow her on Instagram and she and her boo are too freaking cute.

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Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Queen Latifah Show, Rachel Maddow on The Wendy Williams Show, *Buffy (FX 7 a.m., 8 a.m.), Ellen marathon (FX 9 a.m.), Supernatural “The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo” (TNT 10 a.m.), 30 Rock “Blind Date” (MyTV 11 a.m.), Degrassi (TeenNick 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m.), Notes on a Scandal (5 MAX 11 a.m.), Bones “The Bodies in the Book” (TNT 12 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), Iron Chef America “Cora vs. Richards” (Cooking Channel 3 p.m.), Girlfriends “And Baby Makes Four” (Centric 3 p.m.), Pariah (TMAX 4:20 p.m.), Black Ink Crew “S**t Happens” (VH1 5 p.m.), Raising McCain “Bullying” (Pivot 5 p.m.), South Beach Tow marathon (Tru TV 6:30 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Barbara Walters Special “The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013” (ABC 9:31 p.m.) – With Diana Nyad, Girl Code (MTV 10 p.m.), Chelsea Lately (E! 11 p.m.), Iron Chef America “Flay vs. Crawford” (Cooking Channel 11 p.m.), Things You Can Tell Just By Looking at Her (MoviePlex 11:25 p.m.), *Evan Rachel Wood on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC 12:37 a.m.), *Friday Night Lights “The Son” (Pivot 1:30 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

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