Morning Brew – Mon. Dec. 17: Out lesbian wins Holland’s “The Voice,” “Doctor Who” clip has Vastra on falling for Jenny


Good morning! I hope you were able to have a nice weekend.

If you want to brush up on your herstory today, try out The Story of Lesbian Feminism: Part One. Or you can buy these books, which are oral histories of elderly lesbians and sound the next best thing to having a lesbian grandma.

Apparently gay men prefer straight women over lesbians as friends. This Q&A made me roll my eyes at least five times.

Kristin Bauer was on HuffPost Live over the weekend and said she just had her first fitting for the next season of True Blood. I’m sure it was a lot of corsets, leather and high heels.

Congratulations to Leona Philippo, the out lesbian winner of Holland’s The Voice! She swept the competition, and recently got married to her partner. Thanks to AE reader Joyce for letting us know.

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Here’s a look at Doctor Who: The Snowmen prequel, including Vastra explaining how she fell in love with Jenny.


AfterEllen’s own fitness guru Lacey Stone has a new iPhone app that you can download to help you get into shape this holiday season. Find it on iTunes if you need some encouragement to hit the gym.

All I wanted for Christmas was this xx cover of Wham‘s “Last Christmas.”

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Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Talking Liberally with Stephanie Miller (Current 9 a.m.), Pariah (TMAX 9:20 a.m.), *Roseanne (We 10:30 a.m.), Black Swan (MMAX 11:40 a.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.)The Mortified Sessions “Comedian Tig Notaro” (Sundance 3 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Finding Bigfoot (Animal Planet 9 p.m.), *Degrassi (TeenNick 9 p.m.), Our Idiot Brother (TMC Xtra 9 p.m.) and Chelsea Lately (E! 11 p.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes a rerun