Morning Brew – Ellen DeGeneres shuts down divorce rumors


Good morning! Happy Friday!

Will I see you at LA Pride this weekend? Specifically tomorrow at Dyke Day. Lez do this.

If you’ve been following the story of Jeremy Jordan’s gay cousin Sarah, she has been released from the ex-gay boarding facility she was sent to. No word on if she found a girlfriend inside.


Heartlight Ministries, where Sarah was been staying, has also released this statement, which gave me icky chills:


Sarah’s mom also spoke to the Austin American-Statesman saying Sarah was not there to be cured of the gay but seeking “help her with issues of depression, self-harm, drug use, and behavioral issues.”

I Love Dick is shooting right now in Marfa, Texas.

Just in time for the weekend! We can all now listen to the debut from supergroup case/lang/veirs.

If Sarah Paulson were your girlfriend, you’d always take your makeup off before going to bed. In fact, you’d take each other’s makeup off. As you softly wiped her face with a high-end cleanser, she’d say, ‘everything is so easy with you.'”

Holland Taylor has joined the cast of Broadway’s revival of The Front Page.

How LGBT rights have evolved under President Obama.

Kobe Bryant will serve as executive producer on In Silence, a new film from writer Whitney Davis which is described as such:

When a visual artist retreats to a secluded house with her girlfriend to overcome a creative block, she puts their relationship through a trying range of emotional experiences is the hopes of being inspired.

We all wanted Alex Mack to be queer.

A lesbian chef in Charlotte, North Carolina was attacked by two 17-year-old women with “hate in their eyes.” The details are pretty horrific.

More relevant now than ever before: Are Pride Parade’s Corporate Ties Undermining Its Original Queer Activist Message?

Outfest has announced its killer line-up for July and Clea DuVall‘s The Intervention will be the opening night film. Also relevant to our interests: Almost Adults, AWOL, Blush, Bruises for Besos, Love, Suicide Kale, Summertime, Women Who Kill and Southwest of Salem, among many others!

Gemma Whelan, who plays Yara Greyjoy on Game of Thrones, said she had “no idea” her character was into women.

“I reckon she’s any way. I don’t think she’d limit herself to one or another. Anything goes. Get the job done with whatever if fun and interesting.”

Are you following HERSTORY yet on Instagram?

James Franco explains his inspiration for the Lifetime remake of Mother May I Sleep With Danger?

“We would keep the gorgeous lover and the over-protective mother, but now the couple would be two young lesbians, and the jealous boyfriend from the original would be a tortured young vampire. The mother’s skepticism of her daughter’s lover could now be folded into homophobic prejudice, which in turn could be tied up with vampirism.”

Do you think he’s ever seen True Blood?

Remembering The Body Politic, Toronto’s first gay and lesbian news publication.

New Yorkers, do you have your tickets for LPAC’s Levity and Justice for All?

You Me Her has been picked up for two more seasons from Audience Network.

Check out the trailer for The Chambermaid Lynn, which looks like it could qualify as a lesbian romantic sex comedy.

Love this title for Cheryl Clarke‘s new book of poetry.


Actress Jaime King is launching a gender-neutral clothing line for kids.

Lena Dunham talks Suited and all kinds of queer things with Pride Source.

BSG is getting a movie!

Ellen talked about her childhood and other personal things with Parade. This is her talking about rumors surrounding her marriage to Portia:

“I don’t pay attention [to rumors]. But we’ve been followed recently by the paparazzi, and we found out it’s because there’s a story out there that we’re getting divorced. We don’t know why. We’re together all the time. We genuinely love each other. Her happiness is my happiness, and vice versa. True love is caring more about the other person’s happiness than your own.”

The World Premiere Of Disney-Pixar's "Finding Dory" - ArrivalsPhoto by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Ruby Rose has remixed Bebe Rexa‘s “No Broken Hearts,” featuring Nicki Minaj.

Today in Lesbianish TV:

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.)

Saturday Night Live “Martin Freeman; Charli XCX”/”James Franco; Nicki Minaj” (Comedy Central 9:20 a.m./10:24 a.m.) (rerun)
Catfish: The TV Show “Joanna & Bo” (MTV 9:30 a.m.) (rerun)
Supernatural “The Girl With the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo” (TNT 10 a.m.) (rerun)
The View (ABC 11 a.m.)

House Crashers “Classy Pass Thru Bar & Kitchen” (DIY 11 a.m.) (rerun)

(HBO Zone 12:45 p.m.)
Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.)

Pride (Showtime2 1 p.m.)
The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.)

General Hospital (ABC 2 p.m.)

Ellen “Vows”/”These Successful Friends of Mine” (Laff 3 p.m./3:30 p.m.) (rerun)

Clarence (Cartoon 3 p.m./3:30 p.m.) (rerun)
Will & Grace “Fagmalion Part One: Gay It Forward” (We 4 p.m.) (rerun)
Friday Night Lights “Keeping Up Appearances” (ESPN Classic 6 p.m.) (rerun)
Chopped Canada “Showdown at the Oka Corral” (Cooking Channel 6 p.m.) (rerun)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: Live (MTV Live 6 p.m.) (rerun)
Set It Off (BET 6:23 p.m.)
Person of Interest marathon (WGN America 7 p.m.)
Say Yes to the Dress “If You’ve Got It, Flaunt It” (TLC 7 p.m.) (rerun)
V for Vendetta (Pivot 7 p.m.)

The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.)

Wynonna Earp “Landslide” (Syfy 10 p.m.)

Comedy Bang! Bang! “Tegan and Sara Wear Leather Jackets and Skinny Jeans” (IFC 11:30 p.m.)

Friends “The One With Two Parts, Pt. 1” (Nick 12 a.m.) (rerun)
Empire marathon (TV One 12 a.m.)
Archer marathon (FXX 12 a.m.)

The New Adventures of Old Christine “A Decent Proposal” (TV Land 1 a.m.) (rerun)

Rules of Engagement “Catering” (WGN America 2:30 a.m.) (rerun)
Iron Chef America “Dessert Luau: Guarnaschelli/Iuzzini vs. Zakarian/Falkner” (Food Network 4 a.m.) (rerun)
Ellen (Laff 5 a.m./5:30 a.m.) (rerun)

A Family Is a Family (HBO Family 5:20 a.m.)

Ellen “G.I. Ellen” (FX 7 a.m.) (rerun)
Buffy “Help” (FX 7:30 a.m.) (rerun)
(Thanks, Roni!)

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