Morning Brew – Monica Raymund talks losing Leslie Shay on “Chicago Fire”


Happy Hump Day! I hope you are keeping warm, wherever you are.

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Michelle Rodriguez looked banging at the 2015 Pirelli Calendar celebration this week. (See what I did there?)

2015 Pirelli Calendar - Red Carpet

Leighton Meester and Gillian Jacobs were friendly at the Life Partners premiere in L.A.

Premiere Of Magnolia Pictures' "Life Partners" - Arrivals

A lesbian sex scene in Dragon Age: Inquisition has gotten the game banned in India. It must be really good!

Last night on The Mindy Project, Niecy Nash‘s character said she was voted “nicest lesbian” at her old hospital.


Dear Abby answers a question from a woman whose fiance won’t let her be friends with dudes or lesbians. Abby is like “GTFO!” and I agree.

A wedding planner in Phoenix refused to help a lesbian couple plan their big day. Jerks.

A queer writer details her love of Sleater-Kinney at The Toast.

Bisexual actress Monica Raymund spoke about losing Leslie Shay with TV Fanatic:

“It was pretty rough for both of us. Both Dawson and Monica. It took some getting used to. It was a big transition period for all of us. It was hard. We grieved. I think a lot of what we were feeling was bleeding into what you saw on screen. So, yeah, it was not easy.”

NBC's "Chicago Fire" Premiere

When asked about how queer women being killed on TV is kind of a trend lately:

“Little do they know that has absolutely nothing to do with the reasons people leave. I was aware of it. I was aware. I mean what are you going to do? It’s futile, that kind of response.”

Former WNBA player Chamique Holdsclaw will be on Lez Play Radio tonight at 9 pm.

Amber Heard is on the cover of GQ Russia this month.

Dave Naz‘s Identity focuses on folks who are genderqueer.

Joan Jett talked about L.A.’s musical legacy in HBO’s Sonic Highways.

Being a lesbian is not easier, OK!?

See you tomorrow!