Morning Brew – The cast of “Orange is the New Black” participates in Red Nose Day


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If you’re in Seattle, get your tickets to see Megan Rapinoe and Hope Solo in their last Reign game before they head to the World Cup. And in celebration, here’s a #TBT of Megan Rapinoe as a college soccer star with a ponytail.

NCAA Women's Soccer - Division I Championship - UCLA Bruins vs Portland Pilots - December 4, 2005

Tonight on NBC, celebrate red Nose Day with all kinds of stars, including some of the cast of Orange is the New Black.

Speaking of OITNB, the show was celebrated at the DGA last night and some of the stars were in attendance.

Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black" For Your Consideration Screening And Q&ANetflix's "Orange Is The New Black" For Your Consideration Screening And Q&ANetflix's "Orange Is The New Black" For Your Consideration Screening And Q&A

W Hotels supports their LGBT guests and the community. Always good to know who your friends are!

Wanda Sykes will serve as the master of ceremonies at the National LGBT 50th Anniversary in Philadelphia on July 4.

Today is GiveOut Day and might we suggest you give to out bisexuals?

Ellen Page will star alongside Allison Janney in Tallulah from OITNB writer Sian Heder. Ellen will play Tallulah aka “Lu,” “a free-spirited young urban adventurer who rescues a baby girl from her spoiled and reckless mom.”

xoJane wants people to stop policing celebrity’s sexual identities

The Advocate asked An Evening with Women attendees about girl power.

HRC has penned a piece on the relevance of Bessie Smith while Bustle has a how-to make-up guide on becoming the blues legend for a costume party.

It sucks to run into your ex at a party. I feel you, Cara Delevingne! Speaking of Cara, she’s on the cover of the Wall Street Journal magazine.


Earlier this week, Oregon’s bisexual governor Kate Brown signed a bill banning conversion therapy in her state.


Jinx Beers is a national lesbian treasure. Get to know her! 

Rumor has it the new season of Girls will touch on the Kitty Genovese case from 1965. Apparently Adam will be a part of a play about the tragic rape and murder of the lesbian bartender whose screams for help went unanswered one night in Queens. (ICYMI, we’ve written about Kitty before.)

Before you get up in arms, this is satire: “Psychologists: Feminism is Lesbianism.”

Interview has a great piece with Lily Tomlin where she reveals her partner, Jane Wagner, is “writing a screenplay based on the Beebo Brinker books, those gay ’50s and ’60s pulp novels, with me in mind as the older woman.” SOLD!!!!


Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.) Friday Night Lights “A Sort of Homecoming” (Pivot 9 a.m.) (rerun) Buffy “Graduation Day, Pt. 1” (Pivot 10 a.m.) (rerun) This Is Where I Leave You (HBO Zone 10:10 a.m.) Bessie (HBO 10:30 a.m., 8 p.m.) The View (ABC 11 a.m.) – Guest co-host: Raven-Symone Comedy Half Hour “Margaret Cho” (HBO Comedy 12:45 p.m.) The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.) Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.) (rerun) Reba “Van’s Agent” (CMT 5:30 p.m.) (rerun) The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.) Inside Comedy “Bryan Cranston; Carol Leifer” (Showtime 9:30 p.m.) Vice “A Prayer for Uganda and Kidneyville” (HBO2 11:30 p.m.) (rerun) The Last Ship “Pilot – Phase Six”/”Welcome to Gitmo” (TNT 12 a.m./1 a.m.) (rerun) Glastonbury Festival 2014 Pt. 5 (Palladia 2 a.m.) – Courtney Barnett performs (rerun) Deadly Women “Malicious Hearts” (ID 3 a.m.) (rerun) Little Man (Pivot 3:30 a.m.) Law & Order: CI “Great Barrier” (WGN America 4 a.m.) (rerun) Friday Night Lights “The Son” (Pivot 7 a.m.) (rerun)

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