Morning Brew – Jane Lynch and other celebs react to Ellen Page’s coming out


Good morning! Did you do anything besides watch Ellen Page‘s coming out video?

Bustle has a roundup of celebrity responses to Ellen’s speech, including Jane Lynch‘s telling People:

“When I was younger, I lied by omission. She should give herself a break and not call it ‘lying.’ But I know what it is to feel like you can’t be open and honest about your orientation. Good for her!”

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Meanwhile Forbes writes about why Ellen’s coming out matters. Every time someone comes out we have to justify why it matters. Can we all just agree that it does?

One last EP note: E! took down the article that Ellen mentioned in her speech, the one that referred to her dressing “like a massive man.” Seriously, F the Fashion Police.

Moving on to other things! Do you like beer? I do! Hackney’s Beavertown Brewery has a new out head brewer named Jan Merrick. From an interview:

“If I would go down to the boozer with my colleagues and have a pint of cask ale and really appreciate it knowing that I was the person that made it, they wouldn’t care if I was a woman, American or a lesbian. I had to earn my keep, like anyone, but once I had it they are friends for life. It is the beer that comes first at the end of the day.”

As it should be.

Angelina Jolie wore a tux to the BAFTAs this weekend. Meow.

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Sarah Paulson looked Covenly at the Marc Jacobs show during NYFW. Lucky lady!

Marc Jacobs - Backstage - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014

Warehouse 13‘s final season will premiere on Monday, April 14 on Syfy.

Sara Gilbert‘s new sitcom Bad Teacher will premiere on CBS Thursday, April 21.

I love Pretty Little Liars, but I couldn’t get into Ravenswood. Seems like that is a shared sentiment, as the spin-off has been canceled by ABC Family. OK, you can come back now Caleb.

Genevieve Angelson has been cast in the role that Mamie Gummer was originally playing in Backstrom, aka the degayed cop. TVLine makes no mention of her sexuality in their description of her character:

Angelson will play Detective Nicole Gravely, an ex-Vice Squad officer and the heart and soul of Portland’s Serious Crimes Unit. Second in command to Det. Backstrom (Rainn Wilson), Gravely is tasked with not only keeping the unit together in the face of Backstrom’s personality quirks but ensuring that his unorthodox investigatory methods hold up in court. An admirable cop, focused, intuitive, good-humored, proud and empathetic; she serves as the best decoder for Backstrom’s unorthodox and chaotic methodology. And when necessary, she’s willing to throw caution to the wind.

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Rosie O’Donnell had vertical gastric sleeve surgery which she said she did to help save her life. She’s lost 40 pounds!

Amber Heard looks muy caliente in Esquire Mexico this month.


Ireen Wüst has picked up her third medal in Sochi. The bisexual speed skater took the silver in the women’s 1,500 meters.


Jean Rollin: The Vampire Films are on Blu-Ray and lesbian vampirism is a “huge deal” in some of the selections.

Perhaps you’d prefer something funny that has Lea Delaria playing a dyke on a bike that lives in a lesbian commune visited by Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael. Check out Ass Backwards on DVD now.

The Atlantic talked with the creators of Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement.

Swedish actresses Hedda Stiernstedt and Madeleine Martin star as lovers in Avicci‘s new video “Addicted to You.” It’s pretty bad ass.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Joan Jett on The Queen Latifah Show, Amber Heard on Live with Kelly & Michael, Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), *Degrassi “Rock Your Body, Part 2″/”Lose Yourself, Part 2” (TeenNick 11 a.m./11:30 a.m.), *Mad About You “Ovulation Day” (FXX 11:30 a.m.), *The Fosters marathon (ABC Family 12 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), *Sex and the City “Defining Moments”/”What’s Sex Got to Do With It?” (E! 2 p.m./2:30 p.m.), *Real Husbands of Hollywood “Fund Raising Hell”/”Hell of a Fund Raiser” (BET 3 p.m./3:33 p.m.), Being John Malkovich (TMC 4:20 p.m.), *Black Sails marathon (Starz Edge 5:50 p.m.), Girl Code “Long Distance Relationships; D.I.Y.; Shoes” (MTV 5:51 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), *Melissa Etheridge on Grammy Week – The Winners (AXS TV 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), The Fosters “Us Against the World” (ABC Family 9 p.m.), Worst Cooks in America “Worse Than Ever” (Food Network 9 p.m.), Lost Girl “Of All the Gin Joints” (Syfy 10 p.m.), Milk (Universal HD 10:30 p.m.), *Iron Chef America “Cora vs. Smith” (Cooking Channel 11 p.m.), Amber Heard on Late Show with David Letterman (CBS 11:35 p.m.), *Living Single “Woman to Woman” (Logo 12 a.m.), *The New Adventures of Old Christine “A Decent Proposal” (Nick Jr. 1 a.m.), *Buffy “The Harvest” (Pivot 2 a.m.), Jack & Diane (Showtime2 2:45 a.m.), *Couples Therapy “Crumbs of Love” (VH1 3 a.m.), *Girl Code marathon (MTV 3:02 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes rerun

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