Morning Brew – Tues. July 10: Chloe Sevigny on her sexuality, Wanda Sykes on “The Tonight Show”


Good morning!

This piece about homophobia within women’s sports at Florida Gulf Coast University is really telling. If your coaches aren’t going to stop homophobic teammates from saying hateful things, how are gay players going to feel safe? Apparently “No bow, lesbo” is a thing in softball and parents have asked coaches if there are a lot of lesbians on their teams. You learn something new and crazy everyday.

Speaking of sporty gals, Clare Balding did a live web chat where she felt her comments were misconstrued. She did not mean to infer that being a lesbian makes her a better sports presenter, as The Daily Telegraph reported. “For the record,” she tweeted, “I do not think ‘being a lesbian makes me a better sports presenter’ any more than ‘being straight’ would.” That’s probably true, but it probably doesn’t hurt!

Photo by Samir Hussein

Samantha Ronson doesn’t like when Paris Hilton calls herself a DJ. I don’t like when Paris Hilton calls herself a singer.

Sorry, ladies: Chloe Sevingy doesn’t consider herself queer. She tells The Advocate:

No, I think I’m straight. I think I’m straight. I really can admire women, their beauty and all of that. God, I feel freaked out because my mom yesterday said that a neighbor friend asked if I was gay, and now I feel like I can’t answer this question. The thing is, I’d really like to [say I’m queer] because I think that she was kind of like, “I thought it was kind of weird.” I’m like, “Aw, you poor woman.”

Photo by Jemal Countess

Outfest is kicking off on Thursday in L.A. and, per usual, there are some great lesbianish films as part of the LGBT movie fest. Check out the trailer.


Wanda Sykes was on The Tonight Show last night where she did “her first fart joke ever.”

Today in Lesbianish TV: *The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Talking Liberally with Stephanie Miller (Current 9 a.m.), *Buffy marathon (Logo 10 a.m.), *Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.), The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS 1:30 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (HBO Zone 7:05 p.m.), Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), White Collar (USA 9 p.m.), Jane Lynch on The Glee Project (Oxygen 10 p.m.), *The Real L Word (Showcase 10 p.m.) and *Degrassi: TNG (TeenNick 10 p.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes rerun

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