Morning Brew – Thurs. March 28: Antigone Rising star and wife kiss on “Time” cover, “Chicago Fire” may be getting a spinoff


Good morning!

The Daily Beast has a great post on What Classic Sitcoms Taught Us About Gay Rights. I’d add Friends to the list. It’s a classic by now.

Shonda Rhimes talked with The New York Post about the feedback she gets on writing gay characters like Callie and Arizona. I like how she said people had more interest in what kind of wedding dress Callie would be wearing than anything else she’d be doing on the big night.

In case you are wondering, here’s what Real World lesbian alums Genesis, Ruthie, Coral, and Aneesa.

The Good Wife has been renewed for another season. Yay!

Chicago Fire may be getting a spinoff series about cops. Why can’t they just bring back Jennifer Beals for Chicago Code?

Criminal Minds star Shemar Moore said he doesn’t want to have a romance with out co-star Kirsten Vangsness on screen.

Nothing against Kirsten; I love Kirsten. It would take the magic away. Once you consummate the relationship, once we start playing kissy-face, laying in bed on purpose — where do you go from there? I just think the big-brother/little-sister, that kind of love affair, with the one-liners and the pet names … it’s a lot more interesting that the big, tough guy has a weak spot for the nerdy little computer tech. I’ve had two girlfriends in eight years, and they lasted about two-and-a-half episodes. It’s OK for Penelope Garcia to get goofy Kevin as a boyfriend, but I’m not allowed to get a girlfriend, because then I’m cheating on Garcia.

How about Garcia gets a girlfriend? OK thanks!

Sarah and Kristen Ellis Henderson are on the cover of the new Time magazine. The couple published the book Times Two in 2010 about their struggles to become parents, but now they have two happy and healthy children and are looking gorgeous for a cover story about how gay marriage has already won. Kristen is also a member of the band Antigone Rising.

Inside the magazine there are even more photos of gay and lesbian couples in love.

Out rapper Angel Haze is the only female MC included in XXL‘s freshman class of up and coming rappers.

Milwaukee’s indoor soccer league has a new lesbian president and CEO, Sue Black. Congrats Sue!

What’s your favorite Lily Tomlin character? I’m partial to her as Vivian Jaffe in I Heart Huckabees.

Frenchie Davis said she watches Paris is Burning “almost every day.” Yes girl!

Today in Lesbianish TV: *The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Talking Liberally with Stephanie Miller (Current 9 a.m.), Jillian Michaels on Dog Whisperer (Wild 12 p.m.), Lily Tomlin on The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), *Friends (TBS 3 p.m.), The Kids Are All Right (5 MAX 3:30 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), *Chopped (Food Network 8 p.m.), After Lately (E! 8:30 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Grey’s Anatomy (ABC 9 p.m.), *Say Yes to the Dress (TLC 9 p.m.), Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell (Food Network 10 p.m.), Archer (FX 10 p.m.), Worst Cooks in America (Food Network 11 p.m.), *That Sex Show (Logo 11 p.m.) and *Friends (Nick 12:39 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes a rerun

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