Morning Brew – “Big Brother” gets a new lesbian contestant

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Here’s a little #TBT for ya: Ruby Rose in 2008. She can pull off every single hairstyle ever.

ASTRA Awards 2008 - Party

Lea Delaria loves David Bowie and her new album is jazz covers of his songs. She sang a little bit of a tune when she was on Conan this week.

Time magazine has a lengthy piece on Miley Cyrus and her new Happy Hippie Foundation’s #Instapride campaign, and how she used to feel about about the difference in dating men and women:

With guys, Cyrus says, there was an “overly macho energy” that she didn’t like. “That made me feel like I had to be a femme-bot, which I’m not. And then when I was with a girl, I felt like, ‘Oh s—, she’s going to need someone to protect her, so I’m going to need to have this macho energy.’ And that didn’t feel right either.”

If you love Sherri and Teri (Saum and Polo, of course), check out their super fun interview with Xfinity.

Kim Hoffman is a huge Big Brother fan and she clued me into this season’s lesbian contestant, Vanessa. (She’ll be recapping the show when it starts June 24 on CBS.) Vanessa Rousso is a 32-year-old professional poker player from Vegas, and she says she’s going to miss her girlfriend while in the house.

“Not being able to communicate with my girlfriend will definitely be the toughest part of the entire experience.  We are very very close and I rely on her as a teammate in life. I know I will miss her terribly. “

vanessa-rousso

A lesbian feminist writes about how lesbian feminism is dying.

Where are the girls at in LA? Time Out has a handy guide for you.

Yahoo Style says queer women are pretty much everything right now, making lesbian/bisexual chic a trend yet AGAIN!

A gross cop in South Florida allegedly asked a teen lesbian to strip for him after he pulled her and her girlfriend over for an illegal U-Turn.

“He asked me if I was a virgin,” said the alleged victim. “He asked me how I have intercourse with my girlfriend. I told him I don’t know. Why? I don’t think that’s important.”

Houston is losing its LGBT liaison program and people are nervous about it.

Erica Friedman wants more lesbian comics at FlameCon.

Vice has a great piece on Lauren Wasser, a young queer woman who lost her leg after developing toxic shock syndrome.

If same-sex couples can’t participate in a “couple special” at your racing track, you’re doing it wrong. 

These photos are NSFW but very sexy.

Yael Stone illustrates some of her favorite things for Interview.

100 Million Moms are pissed about that sexy Chobani commercial.

Amy Ray talks about motherhood in her new interview with GayRVA.

Today in Lesbianish TV:  The Ellen DeGeneres Show (rerun) Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.) Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (HBO 9 a.m.) (rerun) Supernatural “The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo” (TNT 9 a.m.) (rerun) The View (ABC 11 a.m.) Ellen (Laff 11 a.m./11:30 a.m.) (rerun) Chopped Canada “The Sweet Taste of Success” (Food Network 12 p.m.) (rerun) The L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin (Showtime2 12:10 p.m.) The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.) Say Yes to the Dress “What’s My Style” (TLC 2:30 p.m.) (rerun) Oprah: Where Are They Now? “Meredith Baxter” (OWN 3 p.m.) (rerun) V for Vendetta (MoreMAX 3:05 p.m.) But I’m a Cheerleader (IndiePlex 3:45 p.m.) Best in Show (HBO2 3:50 p.m.) Ellen (Laff 4 p.m./4:30 p.m.) (rerun) Oprah: Where Are They Now? “Raven-Symone Opens Up About Her Sexuality” (OWN 5 p.m.) (rerun) Friday Night Lights “The Son” (ESPN Classic 7 p.m.) (rerun) Reba “Van’s Agent” (CMT 7:20 p.m.) (rerun) Defiance “The Broken Bough” (Syfy 8 p.m.) Whose Line Is It Anyway? “Heather Morris” (CW 8:30 p.m.) (rerun) The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.) Queer As Folk marathon (Showcase 10 p.m.) Pretty Persuasion (IndiePlex 10:55 p.m., 5:50 a.m.) Rules of Engagement “Catering” (WGN America 11 p.m.) (rerun) Nine for IX “Swoopes” (ESPN Classic 11 p.m.) (rerun) Vanishing of the Bees (Pivot 11 p.m.) – Narrated by Ellen Page Tammy (HBO Comedy 11:40 p.m.) Archer marathon (FXX 12 a.m.) Iron Chef America “Dessert Luau: Guarnaschelli/Iuzzini vs. Zakarian/Falkner” (Food Network 4 a.m.) (rerun) The Arrested Development Documentary Project (Pivot 4:30 a.m.) Behind the Story with the Paley Center “Masters of Sex” (Sundance 8 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

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