Morning Brew – Raven-Symoné is playing Dre’s gay sister on “Black-ish”


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Dying to hear Brandi Carlile‘s new album, The Firewatcher’s Daughter? You’re in luck: It’s streaming right here!

Raven-Symoné has disappeared on Empire, but she’s got a new gig: She’ll be playing Dre’s lesbian sister on Black-ish! EW reports her character is:

“…just as uncomfortable talking about her sexuality as Dre is. The two have a playful rivalry in which they jockey for position in their mother’s (recurring guest star Jenifer Lewis) rankings that are released every December. Yet, despite her closeness to Dre, she just won’t be the first one to bridge the sexuality gap between them. She’s happy to follow her older brother’s lead. “

On Instagram she said she “went to set like this,” so this could be her character’s look!


@a_nicholle did it again.woke up blond. Went to set like this! Amazing what talented people can do!!!!

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If you’re looking to get pregnant, The Semenette could be a good investment.

Elixher got up close and personal with Monifah, who said she wants to clarify that she identifies as bisexual, “or same-gender-loving woman in the LGBTQ community.” She’s such an out and proud R&B Diva. I love her!

Vogue‘s Karley Sciortino praised Cara Delevingne for:

“publicly dating a woman and never cav[ing] to any pressure to define what that meant—it was just like, yeah, I’m with a girl now, whatever. It perfectly trivialized our culture’s obsession with labels, and relayed the message that love is about people, not about gender, in the most casual yet powerful way. If you ask me, she’s the perfect role model for the post-label future, where people love by a new set of rules.”

Carrie Brownstein is a babe on the cover of Portland Monthly‘s Women’s Issue.

Popinsomniacs praises The 100‘s Clarke as the network’s first bisexual hero.

73-year-old Santiago Pedroso was just convicted of murdering his ex-wife’s female lover back in 1992. He has been on the run in several foreign countries for the last 23 years.

Out lesbian Destin Holmes has reached a settlement with the Moss Point School District over the bullying she faced from both peers and faculty members at her high school. They also claim to be revamping their bullying policies.

Samira Wiley was honored with the Visibility Award at the 2015 HRC North Carolina Gala, and she spoke so beautifully and passionately about being out and demanding acceptance.

Samira, can you call Jackie Hill Perry and help her out? She’s becoming a face of the “ex-lesbian” movement.

Anna Silk has given proceeds of the limited edition Lost Girl necklace to Toronto non-profit Because I am a Girl, raising $25,000 for the cause.

Feel free to skip seeing 50 Shades of Grey and read these lesbian haikus about it instead.

The New Republic calls The Millionaire Matchmaker‘s Patti Stanger a feminist in the same article where she says this:

“I’m not anti-feminist. But I’m not, like, a lesbian granola-muncher from San Francisco.”

I already knew her ideas about lesbians were outdated when I saw her try to make matches for gay women on her show, but now I’m even more concerned.

Out comic Judy Gold says she’s being pressured by friends and family to marry her long time partner.

“I think it’s ridiculous, but I haven’t done it yet. Oh my God! Remember when you were in your 20s and everyone’s like, ‘When are you getting married?’ Now we’re in our ‘50s and everyone is like, ‘When are you getting married? When are you getting married? When are you getting married?’

The Walking Dead‘s Alanna Masterson talks being called Tara on the street by fans in Interview magazine.

“A girl came up to me and she was crying as if I were a Beatle, and I said, “Oh no, no, no! Don’t cry, it’s okay; my name is Alanna! So nice to meet you.” Like I’m a normal person, what’s up? I want them to know that I’m not any different than them, I just worked my ass off to book a job and get to where I am. No one handed me anything in my life, which, a lot of people, no one hands them anything.
The Daytime Emmys are now adding a category for web soaps, and Beacon Hill is nominated!
Huffington Post interviewed Tanya Barfield about her new lesbian-themed play, Bright Half Life.
Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), The View (ABC 11 a.m.) – Guests: Teri Polo, Sherri Saum and Maia Mitchell, The Arrested Development Documentary Project (Pivot 11 a.m.), *Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.) , *Sex and the City “Ghost Town” (E! 1 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), *My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding “Kissing Cousins” (TLC 3 p.m.), *Girlfriends “And Baby Makes Four” (TV One 3:30 p.m.), *Black Sails “XIII.” (Starz 4:35 p.m.), *Worst Cooks in America “Final Food Fight” (Food Network 5 p.m.), *QI “Jack and Jill”/”Jeopardy” (BBC America 6 p.m./7:20 p.m.) – With Sue Perkins, Grey’s Anatomy “Staring at the End” (ABC 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Rosie O’Donnell: A Heartfelt Stand Up (HBO2 9 p.m.), *How I Met Your Mother “Band Or DJ?” (WGN America 9:30 p.m.), Portlandia “House for Sale” (IFC 10 p.m.), Archer “The Kanes” (FX 10 p.m.), *Shameless “Crazy Love” (Showtime 10 p.m.), V for Vendetta (Cinemax 10 p.m.), *Penn & Teller: Bullshit! “Nukes. Hybrids & Lesbians” (Showtime 11 p.m.), *Night Court “Passion Plundered” (Encore Classic 11:20 p.m.), *Will & Grace “Dyeing Is Easy, Comedy Is Hard” (Logo 12:30 a.m.), Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC 12:36 a.m.) – Guest: Sleater-Kinney, The Late Late Show (CBS 12:37 a.m.) – Guest: Cat Cora, Best in Show (Cinemax 4:30 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)
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