Morning Brew – Rachel Maddow delivers a touching tribute to Caitlyn Jenner


Good morning!

If you live in Portland, go see She is King, a docuplay about the life and career of Billie Jean King.

Brandi Carlile‘s new video for “Mainstream Kid” is  mesmerizing.

Rachel Maddow gave a touching tribute to Caitlyn Jenner on her show last night, and what she had to say has to do with every single one of us.

Outsports has a list of the 17 out lesbian soccer players in the World Cup. Meanwhile, Megan Rapinoe wants you to be yourself!

And while we’re on the topic of women and sports, here’s a clip from Kate McKinnon in the new sports comedy film Balls Out.

Want to see a deleted Stef/Lena scene from The Fosters? Of course you do.

Three Generations is coming to theaters on September 18.

Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips has been working on some new tracks with Miley Cyrus, and it appears some of her Sapphic experiences are inspiring them both. Wayne told The Independent:

“If I have the mindset that I’m making songs for Miley Cyrus I make the best freaking Flaming Lips songs they could possibly be. You can get bogged down trying to write a Flaming Lips song, but if it’s about lesbian sex and doing drugs for one of Miley’s songs, it frees you up.”

Slate interviewed Amy Ray about the new Indigo Girls album, One Lost Day.

Maybe don’t find a sperm donor via Craigslist.

Congrats to Jill Dolan, the newly-appointed dean of Princeton!

Lesbians attending the Methodist HBCU in rural Mississippi have some struggles on campus.

If your girlfriend suddenly says she was just going through a phase, I highly suggest walking away!

The latest Ellen/Portia rumor: Ellen is leaving her show because of “Portia’s pressures.”

Liberty and Justice are lovers! So good.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show The Wendy Williams Show – Guest: Rachel Maddow Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.) Big Morning Buzz Live (VH1 9 a.m.) – Guest: Jessica Szohr Lovebox Festival 2013 (Palladia 9 a.m.) – Azealia Banks performs (rerun) Pretty Little Liars marathon (ABC Family 12 p.m.) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: Live (Palladia 1 p.m.) (rerun) Why We Laugh: Funny Women (Showcase 1:45 p.m.) The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.) Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.) (rerun) Sisterhood of Hip Hop marathon (Oxygen 2 p.m.) This Is Where I Leave You (HBO2 2:45 p.m.) My Grandmother’s Ravioli “Jersey Nurse Story” (Cooking Channel 3:30 p.m.) (rerun) Say Yes to the Dress “Day of Challenges” (TLC 5 p.m.) (rerun) Buffy marathon (Pivot 5 p.m.) Black Sails “XI.”/”XII.” (Starz 5:05 p.m./6:05 p.m.) (rerun) Frida (Starz Cinema 6:15 p.m.) Pretty Little Liars “Game On, Charles” (ABC Family 8 p.m.) The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.) Classic Women’s World Cup Soccer – 2011 U.S. vs. Japan Final (Fox Sports 1 9 p.m.) Younger “Hot Mitzvah” (TV Land 10 p.m.) Nurse (Showtime Beyond 10 p.m.) Tammy (HBO Comedy 11:50 p.m.) Archer marathon (FXX 12 a.m.) Rules of Engagement “Uh-Oh It’s Magic” (WGN America 12:30 a.m.) (rerun) Banana (Logo 5 a.m.) (rerun) Virgin Diaries “Dan, Julie & Michelle” (TLC 6 a.m.) (rerun) Buffy “Something Blue” (Pivot 6 a.m.) (rerun) Ellen “The Shower Scene” (FX 7 a.m.) (rerun) (Thanks Roni!)