Morning Brew – Angie Harmon is sorry to disappoint you, lesbians


Good morning everyone!

Jennifer Hepler was a senior write for Bioware and said she used to get a lot of hateful tweets from some video gamers who didn’t like changes made to some of the games she worked on. The only thing that helped? The support from LGBT and female players:

‘The outpouring of support I received — large amounts from female and gay fans — was incredibly heartening. Without the negativity, I’m not sure that I would ever have heard from all of these people confirming that there is a need for characters that tackle touchy social issues, for characters who are untraditional or even unlikeable.”

This just in: Angie Harmon is still not going to play a lesbian on Rizzoli & Isles. Probably ever. Here’s an excerpt from her new MORE cover interview, where she talks about lesbian fans of the show:

“It was like, ‘We’re not going to watch your show because you won’t write them making out’ … Whether we’re gay or straight, it doesn’t matter. We’re all women. We all have the same wonderful situations happen to us, the same horrific situations. We all get our hearts broken.”


I hear some hearts breaking right now.

The New York Times profiled NYC mayoral candidate Christine Quinn‘s wife Kim Catullo, calling her a “reluctant campaigner.”

“I knew that being a woman and being a lesbian and being different — and then all the other reasons — she was going to be a target,” Ms. Catullo continued, adding that she was also nervous about Ms. Quinn’s safety.

“The first woman mayor and a lesbian couple — I mean, that’s going to be an international story,” Ms. Catullo said. “Just the intensity around her candidacy, I can’t imagine what it will be like.”

The 2013 Greater New York Human Rights Campaign Gala

The CW has bought Lauren Graham‘s book-turned-TV show that is being produced by Ellen DeGeneres. Yay!

The international trailer for Blue is the Warmest Color has been released! Is it October yet?

Holly Miranda and Ruby Rose are both lending their images to Wildfang’s new campaign, which we told you about last week.

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Actress Sienna Miller likes to french her girlfriends hello.

Two Russian runners, Kseniya Ryzhova and Tatyana Firova, kissed atop the podium after winning races this week. They did it for gay rights, ya’ll! Do you think they planned that ahead of time? “OK, we’ll both win and then we’ll kiss.”

14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 - Day Eight

Today in Lesbianish TV: *The Ellen DeGeneres ShowGlee Live in Concert (HBO 9:30 a.m.), *RuPaul’s Drag U (Logo 10 a.m.), All My Children (OWN 1 p.m.), *Teen Wolf  (MTV 1 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), Your Sister’s Sister (Showcase 5 p.m.), Tea with Mussolini (Indieplex 5:15 p.m.), Real Housewives of New Jersey (Bravo 6 p.m.), Nick Cannon Presents Wild ‘N Out marathon (MTV2 6 p.m.), Our Idiot Brother (Showcase 6:30 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), Lost Girl marathon (Chiller 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), *True Blood (HBO2 9 p.m., HBO 10:45 p.m.), *Ray Donovan (Showtime 9 p.m., 11 p.m.), Iyanla: Fix My Life  (OWN 9 p.m.), Election (HBO Comedy 9:30 p.m.), Chasing Amy (Flix 9:35 p.m.), Under the Dome  (CBS 10 p.m.), *Oprah’s Next Chapter “Lindsay Lohan” (OWN 10 p.m.), Mistresses (ABC 10:01 p.m.), Friends (Nick 11:33 p.m.) (Thanks Roni!)
*Denotes rerun

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