Morning Brew – Abby Wambach talks coming out and married life


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Did Jennifer Beals get you yesterday will her April Fool? (She knows her audience.)

She got Ilene Chaiken thinking.

Rumor has it Ellen Page‘s outness is a problem for her new film. Hoping that’s just a rumor because even when she was in Whip It making out with a dude in a pool, she was still gay. Just saying.

Out women’s basketball coach Sherri Murrell will be awarded the 2014 Guiding Woman in Sport Award from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). Sherri is the the coach of Portland State University’s squad, and the only out lesbian coach on her level. Congratulations Sherri!

Channel 4 had a discussion on gay rights that included guest New Statesman writer Eleanor Margolis.

Top Chef winner Kristen Kish talked about her girlfriend (for the first time ever publicly) with The New York Times. From the piece:

…[she] brought her girlfriend, Jacqueline Bernat, and her girlfriend’s son to Menton for dinner. She invited a surprise guest to complete the table. “Oh, I know who that is,” Kish said, and smiled when a server told her there was an unexpected fourth person. It was Jacqueline Westbrook. She and Kish have been together nearly a year, but they kept their relationship under wraps at first. Westbrook, who is the assistant to the Food & Wine editor in chief, Dana Cowin, recalls telling her boss, “So, you know my friend Kristen? Well, she’s not just my friend.”

How adorable are they?

The answer is: Very.

It seems like Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry had a very rock ‘n roll wedding.

Out producer Christine Vachon will present her new film Kill Your Darlings at Middlebury College in Vermont on April 13.

Abby Wambach tells USA Today about married life, coming out and starting a family. Here she is on if life has changed since coming forward about her sexuality:

“Nope. It hasn’t been different at all. It hasn’t felt different at all and it’s not like it’s something I’ve been hiding. I feel it was a surprise for other people. For them it might be different. I don’t know. Frankly, I hope it’s different in a positive way, and if it’s not, I’m not going to tell people how to live their life and I surely wouldn’t tell people my life is the way you should be living. People get to choose what they do want to do with their life and I appreciated that. My parents can attest to this: I wanted to make my choices even as a teenager, and I’m happy (now). At the end of the day, that’s all that matters.”
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However, she’s not interested in becoming an activist.

“…that’s not my personality. … If someone wanted to pressure me, I wouldn’t let that faze me. … I’m not in the business of politics. Yes, do we have a platform that it can transcend to that forum? Sure. But I’ve never been that person. I want my legacy to be about the soccer and if I can help people be happier in life in any capacity, awesome. If I can help a kid feel more comfortable in their skin because they’re struggling with maybe the things I struggled with in high school, that’s great. But my hope is that it’s a topic, it’s a conversation, that’s kind of in the past.”

Photographer Sarah Deragon is working on The Identity Project, which “seeks to explore the labels we choose to identify with when defining our gender and sexuality.”

Tig Notaro was on Conan this week where she talked about all kinds of wild things, per usual. (Diarrhea in a pool is one of them.)

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Queen Latifah Show, Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), *Orphan Black “Variation Under Nature” (BBC America 10 a.m.), *Real World: Ex-plosion marathon (MTV 10:30 a.m.), Jessie J on V Fest 2011: Part 1 (Palladia 11 a.m.), *Degrassi “Got Your Money, Part 2″/”Say It Ain’t So, Part 1” (TeenNick 11 a.m./11:30 a.m.), Kicking & Screaming (HBO Family 12:40 p.m.), *Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.), Valentine Road (HBO Signature 1:25 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), *Sex and the City “The Cheating Curve” (E! 2 p.m.), *Roseanne “The Blaming of the Shrew” (We 2:30 p.m.), *Girlfriends “Hot Girl on Girl Action” (Centric 3 p.m.), *Black Ink Crew “Cease and Desist” (VH1 4 p.m.), Happy Endings (TMC Xtra 4 p.m.), Boys Don’t Cry (HBO Zone 4:10 p.m., 2:15 a.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), Dot-Marie Jones on Baby Daddy “An Affair Not to Remember” (ABC Family 7:30 p.m., 12 a.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Jack & Diane (TMC Xtra 9:45 p.m.), Real World: Ex-plosion “The Ex-odus”/”The S#[email protected] They Should’ve Shown” (MTV 10 p.m./11 p.m.), South Beach Tow “Game Changer” (Tru TV 10 p.m.), *The New Adventures of Old Christine “A Decent Proposal” (Nick Jr. 10:30 p.m.), The People’s Couch (Bravo 11 p.m.), *American Horror Story: Asylum “Welcome to Briarcliff” (FX 3:40 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

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