Morning Brew – “Orange is the New Black” renewed for three more seasons


Good morning! Happy Friday!

If you’re in LA tonight, you can still get tickets at the door for Don’t Tell My Mother’s FEMMEbruary Show with out storytellers Bridget McManus, Mary Lynn Rajskub and Lisa Dickey


Chicagoans, make sure to get your tickets for Clandestina’s Valentine’s Ball


Netflix has renewed Orange is the New Black for three more seasons, meaning we’ll get up to seven seasons of our favorite women in prison dramedy. Jenji Kohan said in a statement:

“Three more years!  Not quite a political term, but still plenty of time to do some interesting things.  In some cultures, ‘May you lead an interesting life,’ is a curse, but I don’t live in those cultures. Here’s to keeping it interesting.  Thanks Netflix!  Both thanks and you’re welcome Lionsgate!  And kudos and gratitude to the stellar cast and crew and writers and producers and editors and musicians and mixers and shleppers… with whom I have the pride and honor of crafting this show.  Three more years!  Three more years!”


Grace Dunham interviewed Rachel Maddow for LENNY and it is definitely worth reading. A quote from Rachel on compromises she’s had to make to be a part of mainstream political news.

“Let me think about that very seriously. I don’t feel like I have had to invent a fiction about myself or become something that I’m not. I definitely feel like it took me a while to learn the baseline things you have to do if you want people to hear you. That’s why I’ve had the same haircut for the entire time that I’ve been on television and that’s why I wear literally the same jacket every day. I keep all the clothes I wear on TV in my office on a little hanging rack. My girlfriend calls it all the colors of the German rainbow. Grays, blacks, a slightly greenish gray for the days that I’m feeling particularly festive. I’m not trying to accomplish anything in the way I look other than to be boring enough for people to hear me. “

 maddow-lennyvia Lenny

Halsey covers Justin Bieber‘s “Love Yourself” and explains why she loved collaborating with the Biebs for “The Feeling” on his album.

“We performed the song together actually for the first time ever [on the Today show]. You know, I was on stage, like in super baggy jeans, and I had like my short hair cut and like whatever else, and I’m singing on stage, and I’m thinking to myself, ‘How cool is it that there are girls sitting at home watching the biggest male pop star in the world on stage with a girl who’s not necessarily traditionally like feminine or traditionally beautiful or traditionally like whatever, you know what I mean?’ And that was really, really cool for me because if I was that like short-haired, punk chick sitting at home who secretly loved Justin Bieber, I’d be like, ‘YES, you go! You get that! You get that!’ But I did not get that! I’m just saying.” 

The Los Angeles Times chronicles how LGBT-themed films have been shut out of Best Picture at the Oscars.

Carol scribe Phyllis Nagy is on the cover of Written By.


Donald Trump told out lesbian NCEN reporter and Bay Windows publisher Sue O’Connell he plans on advancing the LGBT community.


Trans lesbian artist Nadika Nadja talked about gender, sexuality and relationships with She also shouts out Her Story and star Jen Richards.

NPR talked with Catherine Opie about her famous portraits.

HER released some queer Valentines for you to send your bae.


Exception Mag has 14 Defiant Gay and Lesbian People Before it Was Legal. (Legal to EXIST!)

OlaGirls have three upcoming trips planned to Barcelona, Lisbon and Budapest. Check it out if you enjoy weekends in exotic locales surrounded by other lesbians.

Speaking of, we are hosting two parties at The Dinah this year, and their lineup continues to grow with a bunch of your faves.


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)
Catfish: The TV Show “Tracie & Sammie” (MTV 9 a.m.) (rerun)
Mulholland Dr. (Cinemax 9:30 a.m.)
This Is Where I Leave You (AMAX 9:30 a.m.)
Buffy marathon (Pivot 10 a.m.)
Boys on the Side (CMT 10 a.m.)
The View (ABC 11 a.m.)
South Beach Tow marathon (TRuTV 12 p.m.)
The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.)

Chopped “All-Stars Tournament” marathon (Food Network 2 p.m)
Ellen (Laff 3 p.m./3:30 p.m.) (rerun)
The People’s Couch (Bravo 5 p.m.) (rerun)
Friends “The One Where Old Yeller Dies” (TBS 5 p.m.) (rerun)
Will & Grace “Swimming From Cambodia” (Logo 6 p.m.) (rerun)
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta “Double Trouble” (TLC 6:30 p.m.) (rerun)
Person of Interest marathon (WGN America 7 p.m.)
White Collar “Company Man” (Universal HD 7 p.m.) (rerun)
The Vampire Diaries “Things We Lost in the Fire” (CW 8 p.m.)
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta “Multiple Dress Personality Disorder” (TLC 8 p.m.) (rerun)
Chopped Canada “A Wing and a Prayer” (Cooking Channel 8 p.m.) (rerun)
The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.)

The People’s Couch (Bravo 10 p.m.)

Shameless “Going Once, Going Twice” (Showtime2 10 p.m., Showtime 1:15 a.m.)
How I Met Your Mother “Band or DJ?” (WGN America 11:30 p.m.) (rerun)
Archer marathon (FXX 12 a.m.)
Black Sails “XX.” (Starz 1:25 a.m.)
Younger “Jersey, Sure” (TV Land 2 a.m.)

Ellen “Gay Yellow Pages”/”Just Coffee?” (Laff 5 a.m./6 a.m.) (rerun)

(Thanks, Roni!)

Zergnet Code