Morning Brew – “Orange is the New Black” stars, Ellen Page celebrate at NYC Pride


Good morning! I don’t know about you, but my weekend has been so gay. From celebrating on Friday to the internet turning into a world of rainbows and seeing Pride celebrations from London to Chicago to New York to San Francisco. Today’s Morning Brew could be 20 pages long, but I tried to grab the best bits for you. 

First up: I love that Orange is the New Black stars participate in NY Pride.

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Also at NY Pride: Ellen Page, shooting her new Gaycation series for Vice.


#nycpride with @ianjamesdaniel and @vice

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Ruby Rose celebrated in San Diego before then heading to Chicago where she posed with Fortune Feimster.


I just can’t with this woman!!! @fortunefeimster @scallywaglife

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Vivian Boyack and Alice “Nonie” Dubes were married in Davenport, Iowa after 72 years together.

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Like I needed another reason to eat chocolate! Ms. Brown and Ms. Green have come out as lesbian M&Ms.

Kaitlyn Alexander is raising the funds for their new queer web series, Couple-ish.

LGBTQ history app QUIST has added a map of historic queer sites, including memorials, archives, monuments and museums. So cool, and the app is FREE!

HuffPost Live had a great conversation with The Same Difference director Nneka Onuorah and three of its stars, including AzMarie Livingston.

EW compiled some of the celebrities celebrating marriage equality on Instagram. Variety has some more reactions.

Variety also has a few shots of Hollywood LGBT families, including Ellen Page’s out publicist, Kelly Novak and her wife and kids.


Ke$ha wants to marry you. She’s ordained!

NPR details the history of marriage equality as featured in a New York Public Library exhibit.

Michigan marriage equality defendants April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse have big plans after the SCOTUS decision: “Now we have to plan our wedding. And adopt our kids!”

In New Jersey, Cindy Meneghin and Maureen Killian celebrate after suing on behalf of their state in 2006. All kinds of gay women have been fighting for this right in their own regions for years.

The Wichita Eagle tells the story of a 71-year-old lesbian resident, Susanna Hutcheson.

And in Good magazine, a 97-year-old gay woman, Jerre Kalbas.

LGBT women are not immune to STIs: A new study shows “hat half of lesbian and bisexual women who are screened have some sexually transmitted infection – and 25% of those screened only had sex with women in the last 5 years.”

YouTube celebrates pride with some of their queer video creators, proposals and other tearjerky clips.

MAKERS celebrates out women who have done hugely important things.

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IndieWire polled its readers on The 50 Most Important LGBT Actors and Actresses.

A new Chasing Life teaser has Brenna kissing another girl that is clearly not Greer.

Out model Courtney McCullough talked Pride with Nordstrom for their blog, The Thread.

This is, apparently, a “lesbian cowgirl” look.

Amber Rose brought friend Blac Chyna to the BET Awards where they held hands and kissed on the red carpet. Said Amber:

“We decided to come together and celebrate the fact that in all 50 states gay marriage is legal. And we support the gay and lesbian community so much we decided to be each other’s date today.”

Amber is bisexual and has been in serious relationships with women, although this seems like more of a stunt than a real date situation.

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Jennifer Lopez knows how important it is that diverse families are shown on TV.

A group called #BlackOutPride staged a protest at the Chicago Pride Parade on Sunday.

Today in Lebsianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (rerun) The Today Show (NBC) – Guests: The cast of Orange Is the New Black Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.) Tabatha Takes Over marathon (Bravo 8:30 a.m.) Sisterhood of Hip Hop “It’s All About the Benjamins” (Oxygen 9 a.m.) (rerun) The Big Interview “Melissa Etheridge” (AXS TV 9:30 a.m.) (rerun) Supernatural “Pac-Man Fever” (TNT 10 a.m.) (rerun) The View (ABC 11 a.m.) Ellen (Laff 11 a.m./11:30 a.m., 4 p.m./4:30 p.m.) (rerun) White Collar marathon (Universal HD 11 a.m., 2 a.m.) Chopped “Bird in the Pan” (Food Network 12 p.m.) (rerun) Grey’s Anatomy “Life During Wartime”/”Rise Up” (Lifetime 1 p.m./2 p.m.) (rerun) Bones “The Passenger in the Oven” (TNT 1 p.m.) (rerun) The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.) Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.) (rerun) Pretty Persuasion (IndiePlex 3:45 p.m.) Friday Night Lights “Little Girl I Wanna Marry You” (CMT 4 p.m.) (rerun) This Is Where I Leave You (HBO Comedy 4:10 p.m.) Friends “The One With the Lesbian Wedding” (TBS 4:30 p.m.) (rerun) Buffy (ABC Family 5 p.m.) (rerun) Later… with Jools Holland (Palladia 5 p.m.) – Joan As Police Woman performs (rerun) Brides Gone Styled “Tomboy Transformed” (TLC 6 p.m.) (rerun) Malcolm in the Middle “Army Buddy” (IFC 6:30 p.m.) (rerun) Last Tango in Halifax “Season 3, Episode 1” (PBS) The Fosters “More Than Words” (ABC Family 8 p.m.) The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.) UnReal “Truth” (Lifetime 10 p.m.) The Daily Show (Comedy Central 11 p.m.) – Guest: Taylor Schilling Big Brother: After Dark (Pop 11 p.m.) Degrassi “Summertime” (TeenNick 11 p.m.) (rerun) White Collar “Brass Tacks” (Universal HD 11 p.m.) (rerun) 2015 Logo Trailblazer Honors (Logo 11:15 p.m.) FIFA Women’s World Cup Tonight (Fox Sports 1 12 a.m.) Bessie (HBO2 12:15 a.m.) WWE Tough Enough “Boot Camp or Bust” (USA 12:35 a.m., 5 a.m.) (rerun) Complications “Onset” (USA 2:35 a.m.) (rerun) Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell “The Gastro Pub” (Food Network 4 a.m.) (rerun) Buffy “Buffy vs. Dracula” (Pivot 6 a.m.) (rerun) Rules of Engagement “Cheating” (TBS 6:30 a.m.) (rerun) (Thanks Roni!)