Morning Brew – Boxer Ana Laura Esteche comes out after winning huge match


Good morning! Are you hungover from the Grammys?

The Washington Post has a list of the 21 Most Influential Openly Gay and Lesbian Washingtonians. Related: The National Journal‘s cover story on Gay Washington, who lists 30 influencers.


Rosie O’Donnell is coming back to The View on Feb. 7. Should be interesting!

A lesbian couple reconnected on Facebook after 13 years and got married. Cute.

Geordie Shore star Vicky Pattison kissed a girl and put it on Twitter. Of course!

Boxer Ana Laura Esteche has come out as a lesbian after winning a world championship belt this weekend. In an on-camera interview right after the win, she thanked her “woman” and her mother-in-law. Congrats Ana!


Los Angeles high school students could soon be learning about gay history in their classes. So cool.

K-11 star Kate del Castillo wants you to stay away from the circus. All kinds of sadness!

Margaret Cho is set to star in Tina Fey‘s new college comedy, which also has Fortune Feimster in a leading role. A must watch already!

In other casting news, Kathryn Prescott is coming to The CW show Reign, and she’ll be playing a queen. TVLine says Kat’s Queen Penelope “is described as shy and cheerful at first glance, but she’s got a sexy and darkly manipulative side, too.” Sounds like my kind of queen!

Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers accepted their DGA Diversity Award by saying they hate that the award has to exist. Shonda said:

“When I heard I was getting a Diversity Award, I was really, truly, profoundly honored. I began to get calls from Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, etc., and I was asked to comment on the award. Asked how good I felt about the award. Asked if it made me feel like I was doing the right thing. Asked if it had been a struggle making diversity happen on my cast and crews. While I’m still really and truly profoundly honored to receive this award, but I was also a little pissed off. So was Betsy. So over many, many, many bottles of wine we discussed this. We’re a little pissed off because there still needs to be an award. Like, there’s such a lack of people hiring women and minorities that when someone does it on a regular basis, they are given an award.”

Shonda is the realness.

66th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards - Arrivals

Jane Lynch hosted the awards, and I really liked her look.

66th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards - Arrivals

Sarah Paulson was there, too!

66th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards - Arrivals

DazedDigital writes why The L Word still matters.

Speaking of The L Word, Shane Kate Moennig is currently filming My Dead Boyfriend, a film also starring Heather Graham, Gina Gershon and Angela Featherstone. The comedy is set in 1999 and is based on Arthur Nersesian’s 2000 novel Dogrun.


The AV Club notes that Vanessa Hudgens has some “Sapphic tension” with another female character in her new film Gimme Shelter. They write that Vanessa’s Apple and her shelter roommate Cassie (played by Emily Meade) have “unintentional” chemistry, but it’s one of the only real emotions felt throughout the movie.


Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Queen Latifah Show, The Other Shore (Showtime Extreme 10:15 a.m.), *Degrassi “Chasing Pavements, Pt. 1 & 2” (TeenNick 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m.), *Girl Code marathon (MTV 11 a.m.), *Love & Hip Hop marathon (VH1 11 a.m.), Being John Malkovich (Showtime 12 p.m.), Your Sister’s Sister (Showcase 1:50 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), How I Met Your Mother “Band or DJ?” (FX 3:30 p.m.), Jillian Michaels on *Dog Whisperer “Hairy Houdini” (Nat Geo Wild 4 p.m.), *Black Sails “I.” (Starz Edge 4:30 p.m., 9 p.m., 12:10 a.m.), *Finding Bigfoot (Animal Planet 5 p.m., 6 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), *How I Met Your Mother “How Your Mother Met Me” (CBS 8 p.m.), Hollywood Game Night “How I Met Your Buzzer”/”We’ll Need to See Your TV ID” (NBC 8 p.m., 9 p.m.), *Love & Hip Hop “All Good Things… ” (VH1 8 p.m.), Melissa Etheridge: Interview (AXS TV 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), The Fosters “Things Unsaid” (ABC Family 9 p.m.), Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off “Big Game Grub” (Food Network 9 p.m.), Lost Girl “Lovers. Apart.” (Syfy 10 p.m.), Archer “Archer Vice: A Debt of Honor” (FX 10 p.m.), *Buffy “Out of Mind, Out of Sight” (Pivot 10 p.m.), Tea With Mussolini (Starz Cinema 10 p.m.), Mulholland Dr. (Encore Suspense 4:45 a.m., *Couples Therapy “Fess Up” (VH1 5 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

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