Morning Brew – Ellen Page gets emotional on “The Late Show with Steven Colbert”


Good morning!

BuzzFeed interviewed Ellen Page about her career, living in the closet and coming out. But on last night’s The Late Show with Steven Colbert, Ellen got really emotional talking about Freeheld. Then Steven asks how she feels about the Kim Davis types of the world.

Broadly and The New Republic talk with Eileen Myles about her new work and other writing.

Demi Lovato is not going to say she hooked up with Ruby Rose, but she’s also not going to say she didn’t.

“I don’t feel like any of my past or future—when it comes to relationships that may have happened or not have happened—are of any concern to anybody. What matters to me is my relationship with Wilmer. We are in an amazing place. Rumors are rumors, and people are going to spread them. You can believe what you want, but no, I was not in a relationship with her.

By the way, love is fluid. Whether there’s been rumors with one specific person or not, that’s all that matters. Humans are humans, and when you connect with somebody on a spiritual level it doesn’t matter. I don’t want people to ever look at the past or rumors or anything and try to figure me out. There’s a lot of relationships that I’ve had where nobody has even guessed it. Not everybody knows everything about me. The only thing that matters to me is that people know who I am today. With Wilmer, I’m the happiest that I’ve ever been, so that’s all that matters to me.”


Canada, why are you, like, so obsessed with refugees’ sexualities?

Interracial lesbian relationships are so hot on TV right now! Part of that is because lesbian characters of color are so hot on TV right now!

Speaking of, Gabrielle Dennis talked about playing Pippy on Rosewood, which is back for a second episode tonight on Fox.

Cameron Esposito and Margaret Cho are so down to host late night shows.

The Guardian details how rape became a tragic, unending situation in South Africa. That includes the corrective rape of lesbians.

The stage play version of Tipping the Velvet is playing in London right now to rave reviews.


A huge congrats to out lesbian Nicole Eisenman, a painter and visual artist who received a MacArthur Genius Grant. If you aren’t familiar with her, I highly recommend checking out her 2014 book, Dear Nemesis.

Gaspar Noé‘s new film, Love, has an intense and highly-sexual new trailer and, of course, there’s a threesome that includes two women.

Cosmo talks with Faking It star Katie Stevens. On being an informed ally:

When the show was first introduced and there were trailers and things, we didn’t want to give the twist away at the end of the pilot, that Amy falls in love with Karma, but we had to eventually because releasing something that says two girls fake being lesbians to be popular was highly offensive. So, now, me being the sole one who actually was the one faking being a lesbian, I feel a greater responsibility to know and be more well-informed about the LGBT community. And I feel like Rita [Volk, who plays Amy] and I, being that in our own personal lives we’re straight women, we feel more of a sense and a duty to do it in the correct way and to, when we’re in interviews, speak about it the right way so that we don’t offend anyone and so people do really know that we are allies to the LGBT community. And I feel so strongly and so protective of all of my LGBT fans that I have zero tolerance for anyone that has anything negative to say. 

Watch Brittney Griner‘s 10 best plays from this WNBA season. Or rewatch them if you’ve seen them all before because you are that big of a fan.

Congrats to Monifah for sharing that she now has a high school diploma, and why it was important for her to have one after several years without.

Who are the most important LGBTQI people in Britain? Nominate them for this year’s Rainbow List.

Today in Lesbianish TV:

The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Real – Guest: Margaret Cho
Good Morning America (ABC)
Home & Family (Hallmark 10 a.m.) – Guest: Cat Cora
Kissing Jessica Stein (Cinemax 10 a.m.)
The View (ABC 11 a.m.)
Ellen (Laff 11 a.m./11:30 a.m.) (rerun)
Tammy (HBO Signature 11:45 a.m.)
Will & Grace “Buy, Buy Baby” (We 12 p.m.) (rerun) 
How I Met Your Mother “Band or DJ?” (Lifetime 12 p.m.) (rerun)
Last Man Standing “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” (ABC Family 12 p.m.) (rerun)
Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.)
Catfish: The TV Show “Bianca & Brogan”/”Aaliyah & Alicia” (MTV 1 p.m./2 p.m.) (rerun)
The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.)
Bully (Pivot 2 p.m., 7 p.m.)
Survivor’s Remorse “The Dagger” (Starz 2:40 p.m., 9 p.m., 11:35 p.m., 2:05 a.m.)
Ellen “Just Coffee?”/”G.I. Ellen” (Laff 4 p.m./4:30 p.m.) (rerun)
Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted (HBO Comedy 4 p.m.)
Bessie (HBO 4 p.m.)
The L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin (Showtime2 4:15 p.m.)
This Is Where I Leave You (HBO Zone 5:40 p.m.)
Friday Night Lights “A Sort of Homecoming” (Pivot 6 p.m.) (rerun) 
The Best Thing I Ever Ate “Sliced” (Cooking Channel 6:30 p.m.) (rerun)
Rosewood “Fireflies and Fidelity” (Fox 8 p.m.)
The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.)
Empire “Without a Country” (Fox 9 p.m.)
Worst Cooks in America “Takeout or Get Out” (Food Network 9 p.m.)
Margaret Cho: psyCHO (Showtime2 9 p.m., 2:30 a.m.)
Vanishing of the Bees (Pivot 9 p.m.) – Narrated by Ellen Page
Ray Donovan “Exsuscito” (Showtime 9:30 p.m., 2 a.m.)
Masters of Sex “Full Ten Count” (Showtime 10:30 p.m.)Doll & Em (HBO 10:30 p.m.)
Girl Code “P. Power, Slut Shaming, Gay Bestie” (MTV 11 p.m.)
V for Vendetta (HBO Signature 1:15 a.m.)
Rules of Engagement “Beating the System” (WGN America 2:30 a.m.) (rerun)
Wanda Sykes: I’ma Be Me (HBO Signature 3:30 a.m.)
Iron Chef America “Cora vs. Schneider” (Food Network 4 a.m.) (rerun)
Buffy “Welcome to the Hellmouth”/”The Harvest” (Pivot 5 a.m./6 a.m.) (rerun)
White Collar “On Guard”/”Where There’s a Will” (Universal HD 5 a.m./6 a.m., 8 a.m./9 a.m.) (rerun)
The Other Shore (Showcase 6:50 a.m.)
Ellen “Give Me Equity or Give Me Death” (FX 7 a.m.) (rerun)
Buffy “Doomed” (ABC Family 7 a.m.) (rerun)
Buffy “Who Are You” (FX 7 a.m.) (rerun)
(Thanks Roni!)

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