Morning Brew – Amber Heard talks LGBT community at “The Danish Girl”


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Mary Lambert is being honored today by Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services for helping to erase the stigma surrounding mental illness.

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If you’re in San Francisco, check out Karen Ripley’s Oh No! There’s Men on the Land! 

The out women behind Wildfang are featured in Fast Company.

Looking to read a book with a bisexual lead? Try The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne. The Rumpus interview with the author reveals the character, Meena, is inspired by Meshell Ndegeocello.

AE contributor Marcie Bianco, married Curve magazine’s editor, Merryn Johns, and wrote about it for XO Jane.

While we’re talking about our bad ass writers, Anna Pulley has a great piece in the East Bay Express about the Lexington Club Archival Project. She also delivers some sage advice to a bisexual woman at Red Eye.

Elisha Cuthbert got a big slap on the butt on this week’s One Big Happy, but you’ll see in this blooper she wasn’t quite prepared.

Wanda Sykes was on The Ellen Show yesterday where she talked about ghosts and Disneyland.

TVLine reports that there’s nothing to really report on Kalinda/Lana. The Good Wife’s showrunner Robert King said of Jill Flint’s always possible return to the show:

“That’s really a very good question. I think you should continue to wonder. [That plot thread] is not necessarily in the realm of the Russian assassin on The Sopranos, but it is still alive. Let’s just leave it there.” 

Heidi Klum stars in Sia‘s new music video.

Amber Heard spoke with IndieWire about being seen as a sex symbol and why she’s thrilled to be a part of the trans-themed film The Danish Girl. Said the actress of the latter:

“I’m obviously a major advocate for equality and as a member of the LGBT community I am honored to be able to be part of a story that represents a part of that struggle and that life…

There’s always been gay people. That’s a fact. And I’m not trying to say that having ambiguous gender identity, I’m not saying that’s new. Look at the Greek culture, that’s fairly recent too in the span of human culture, but to actively be able to change it in this way…awesome.”


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Julie Bindel is arguing she wasn’t born gay, but chose it.

Vanessa Hudgens shares why she’s an LGBT ally with GLAAD.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.) Girl Code marathon (MTV 9 a.m.) Buffy “Faith, Hope & Trick” (Pivot 10 a.m.) (rerun) The View (ABC 11 a.m.) – Guest: Jane Lynch Inside Amy Schumer “Terrible People” (Comedy Central 11:53 a.m.) (rerun) Home & Family (Hallmark 12 p.m.) – Guest: Susan Feniger (rerun) The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.) Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.) (rerun) Girlfriends “And Baby Makes Four” (TV One 2 p.m.) (rerun) Will & Grace “Dyeing Is Easy, Comedy Is Hard” (We 3 p.m.) (rerun) Tammy (HBO Signature 4:25 p.m.) Sex and the City “Defining Moments”/”What’s Sex Got to Do With It?” (Oxygen 7:04 p.m./7:36 p.m.) (rerun) Grey’s Anatomy “How to Save a Life” (ABC 8 p.m.) The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.) Beat Bobby Flay “To Contend and Serve” (Food Network 10:30 p.m.) (rerun) Lost Girl “Like Hell Pt. 1” (Syfy 11 p.m.) (rerun) Nick Cannon Presents Wild ‘N Out “Peter Gunz; Angel Haze” (MTV 11:01 p.m.) (rerun) The Roommate (FXM 12 a.m., 2 a.m.) Banana (Logo 1:28 a.m.) Degrassi marathon (TeenNick 4 a.m.) Living Country “Jodi & Paige” (HGTV 6:30 a.m.) (rerun) Buffy “Reptile Boy” (FX 7 a.m.) (rerun) Regarding Susan Sontag (HBO 8:15 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

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