Morning Brew – Kate McKinnon suits up for the cover of “Elle”

Good morning!

Wildfang’s new Suited For Each Other wedding lookbook is pretty damn hot.

WF_053116_wedding_lkbk_2via Wildfang

Speaking of sexy suits, Kate McKinnon gets her own cover of Elle this month alongside her Ghostbusters co-stars.


And here’s another shot from inside the mag:


The only quote they’re giving up so far from the interview is Kate talking about her spot-on SNL impersonations:

“I came to a reckoning that [pretending to be other people] is in fact such a real, huge chunk of the way I communicate. I thought it was something I was putting on to disguise something else, but it’s not.” 

That’s a must-read issue.

The Sally Ride Scholarship at UC San Diego has received a new grant from the Hellman Foundation “that will fund scholarships over the next three years for students attending the Sally Ride Science Junior Academy.” Sally’s partner Tam O’Shaughnessy is the executive director of Sally Ride Science and says their goal is “to expand opportunities in the sciences for girls and young women.”

Rita Mae Brown talks Rubyfruit Jungle, publishing and the ever-changing queer community. A quote: 

“It’s a different generation, the generation that doesn’t take chances. My generation was in the streets.”

In related reading, Making Lesbian History Possible: A Proposal from Sarah Schulman. An excerpt:

At this point I would like to make a radical proposal: that we temporarily forget about who calls themselves a lesbian; why, or why not. Instead, I propose that we look into the emotional, psychological, economic, political, intellectual, artistic, sexual, daily and life long experiences of women who allowed or refused the embrace. The conversations that did happen and did not. The words permitted, and those uttered without permission. The invitations refused and accepted. The fears. The imaginations, erotic and projected. The walks in the woods, the fucking, the pleasure of the company acknowledged and refused. The meals, the conversation, how and what conversations provoked, the actions, the artworks, the articles, books, tears, orgasms realized/failed/imagined/remembered, caresses, tendernesses, the refusals of tenderness, kisses that were and should have been, and how this moved the earth, the culture, the society or even just one or two people’s small lives. I propose that we call this whatever we want to call it, but that we not let it fall by the wayside, because when those of us creating queer history and culture display a reluctance to go deeper and transcend the artifice of restrictive thinking, the mainstream representations are handed a convenient model of hesitant obscuration. Lesbians give each other meaning in private, and it is too easy to keep the secret. It doesn’t have to be clean, neat, safe, compartmentalized, or expected. Show it all and let the chips fall where they may.

Last night in NYC, the Lambda Literary Awards honored Eileen Myles and the winners of this year’s top LGBT authors. Winners include

Under the Udala Trees, Chinelo Okparanta, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt – Lesbian Fiction

The Life and Death of Sophie Stark, Anna North, Penguin Random House / Blue Rider Press – Bisexual Fiction

Irrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham, Emily Bingham, Farrar, Straus and Girou – Bisexual Non-fiction

“No One Helped”: Kitty Genovese, New York City, and the Myth of Urban Apathy, Marcia M. Gallo, Cornell University Press – LGBT Non-Fiction

Life in a Box is a Pretty Life, Dawn Lundy Martin, Nightboat Press – Lesbian Poetry

Ordinary Mayhem, Victoria Brownworth, Bold Strokes Books, Inc. – Lesbian Mystery (tie)

Tarnished Gold, Ann Aptaker, Bold Strokes Books, Inc. – Lesbian Mystery (tie)

Objects in the Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear, Kate Carroll de Gutes, Ovenbird Books – Lesbian Memoir/Biography

Making A Comeback, Julie Blair, Bold Strokes Books, Inc. – Lesbian Romance

The Muse, Meghan O’Brien, Bold Strokes Books, Inc. – Lesbian Erotica

Beyond: The Queer Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comic Anthology, Sfé R. Monster (Editor) & Taneka Stotts (Assistant Editor), Beyond Press – LGBT Anthology, Fiction

Glitter and Grit: Queer Performance from the Heels on Wheels Femme Galaxy, Edited by Damien Luxe, Heather M. Ács, Sabina Ibarrola, Publication Studio – LGBT Anthology, Non-Fiction

Bright Half Life, Tanya Barfield, Dramatists Play Service – LGBT Drama

The Gracekeepers, Kirsty Logan, Crown Publishers – LGBT SF/F Horror

An Arab lesbian love story is coming to the U.S. Daesh Girl will screen at the at the Eppfilms Indie Theater Film Festival in Euclid, Ohio.

Teen Mom 2 star Kailyn Lowry may have a girlfriend, or just a really close lesbian friend.

Kiwi lesbian activist Cissy Rock was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, and she seems genuinely shocked:

“I wasn’t wanting to sell my soul to the system… so I had to ask do I want this or not? After all queer people like me are used to working outside the system, of bucking the establishment and finding new ways of doing things. … If someone wants to hand out something like this which will make us more visible then that’s a good thing… I want to stand up with all the people that have been behind me. This is about putting the spotlight on work that’s done for our community, it draws attention to all the community-building work people have to do.”

Coming to a New Orleans theater this month: The Killing of Lesbian BookieJim Fitzmorris‘s play which is described as follows:

On the eve of her nightclub’s opening, burlesque dancer Triple Lexxxi receives a visit from a stranger who is more than he first appears. His arrival jeopardizes her relationship, her club, and…maybe her life.


Sometimes you just have to laugh: Lesbian Kiss On TV Was ‘A Fever Dream From Hell.’ Which one, you ask? 

c81ac99568584730c78ea3e803e15c2bDude is clearly a SwanQueen shipper

Domestic violence is not just an opposite sex relationship issue. It appears Amber Heard and ex Tasya Van Ree also had some legal action taken after a public argument escalated in 2009.

Lea DeLaria talks to Pride Source about her career and identifying as a dyke.

Rachel Zoe has “a girl crush” on Blake Lively.

An episode of TV One’s Fatal Attraction focused on the murder of out lesbian veteran Cheryl Mirand.

Today in Lesbianish TV:

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.)

The View (ABC 11 a.m.)

D.E.B.S. (Starz In Black 11:30 a.m.)
The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.)

General Hospital (ABC 2 p.m.)

Living Single “Woman to Woman” (TV One 2 p.m.) (rerun)
Ellen “Neighbors”/”It’s a Gay, Gay, Gay, Gay World” (Laff 3 p.m./3:30 p.m.) (rerun)

Clarence (Cartoon 3 p.m./3:30 p.m.) (rerun)

Law & Order: SVU “Mask” (USA 3 p.m.) (rerun)

Below Deck Mediterranean marathon (Bravo 3:59 p.m.)
Botched “Dr. Nassif Saved My Life” (E! 4 p.m.) (rerun)

(Showtime 4:30 p.m.)
Special Primary Coverage (MSNBC 5 p.m.) – Co-hosted by Rachel Maddow

Don’t Be Tardy… marathon (Oxygen 5 p.m.)
Celebrity Wife Swap “Margaret Cho/Holly Robinson-Peete” (Lifetime 7 p.m.) (rerun)
WNBA Basketball – Phoenix at Minnesota (NBA 8 p.m.)
Happy Endings (Flix 8 p.m.)
Scream: The TV Series “I Know What You Did Last Summer”/”Psycho” (MTV 8 p.m./9 p.m.) (rerun)

Below Deck Mediterranean “Entree-vous” (Bravo 9 p.m)
Person of Interest “Synecdoche” (CBS 10 p.m.)

A Special Edition of 20/20 “The Bobby Brown Story: Every Little Step with Robin Roberts” (ABC 10 p.m.)

Archer marathon (FXX 12 a.m.)
Rules of Engagement “Double Down”/”Cheating” (WGN America 2 a.m./2:30 a.m.) (rerun)

The People’s Couch “The Best of Bravo” (Bravo 3 a.m.) (rerun)
Hot in Cleveland “Beards” (TV Land 4:54 a.m.) (rerun)
Ellen (Laff 5 a.m./5:30 a.m.) (rerun)

Clarence (Cartoon 8 a.m./8:30 a.m.) (rerun)
The Case Against 8 (HBO Zone 8:05 a.m.)

Kissing Jessica Stein
(HBO Comedy 8:25 a.m.)
(Thanks, Roni!)