Morning Brew: Ryan Murphy thinks lesbian shippers are changing the world, Dutch lesbians rule the Olympics

Good morning, Brewbies. Welcome to Friday!

Yesterday’s Olympic lesbians could best be described as Dutch, Dutch, Dutch! The women’s field hockey team — comprised of openly gay ladies Marilyn Agliotti, Kim Lammers, Maartje Paumen, and Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel — beat China 1-0, placing them atop group A with Great Britain. Neither team has lost a match so far in these Olympics. The Netherlands plays Korea on Saturday and Great Britain on Monday.

Photo credit: Yudiao Zhao/Getty Images

And out Dutch rower Nienke Kingma scored a bronze medal with her eights team yesterday!

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As you know, Trish Bendix has been working her ass off to bring you every gay moment from this summer’s Television Critics Association press tour. But it’s not all slaving over your laptop transcribing interviews. In fact, two nights ago she partied it up with Pretty Little Liars‘ lesbian showrunner Marlene King and those creepy-ass dolls that tried to murder Emily!

Photo credit: 2012 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc./Chris Frawley. All Rights Reserved

And in other Rosewood news, ABC Family has released some promo pics from the upcoming episode “Single Fright Female,” and may I just say: Paige McCullers, you are looking fiiiiiiine indeed.

Photo courtesy of ABC Family

Photo courtesy of ABC Family

(Want to know more about “butching up” Lindsey Shaw? Check out Trish’s interview with PLL costume designer Mandi Line.

When Ryan Murphy joined Twitter, I honestly thought it was going to be a bloodbath, but in one week, he’s released a deleted Klaine scene, a deleted Faberry scene, and then he went and tweeted this:

Well played, Mr. Murphy. Well played indeed.

And here is that just released Faberry scene:


A big thanks to AfterEllen reader Lucy for letting me know about a heartwarming story out of Argentina. While same-sex adoption has been legal in the country for two years now, gay male couples always have to go through the adoption process to register their children. This week, for the first time, two men were able to register their child — born in India by a surrogate mother — by adding both of their names to the birth certificate. Baby Tobias is now legally recognized as the son of two men. Check out this BBC News clip about the couple.

President Obama made more LGBT history this week when he nominated lesbian Pamela Ki Mai Chen for a judgeship on a New York district court. According to The Washington Blade:

Obama named Pamela Ki Mai Chen, an assistant U.S. attorney who has experience as a trial attorney, to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. In addition to being one the few openly LGBT people to serve on the federal bench upon confirmation, she would be the second female Chinese-American judge in history.

Chen likely will not go before the Senate for her confirmation hearing until after the November election.

Photos courtesy of of CTV and Teen Nick

New York Magazine‘s “Vulture” blog has comprised an hilarious, exhaustive list of “The 239 Issues Tackled by Degrassi Over Twelve Seasons.” Some of my favorites:

Having your first lesbian crush

Acting on your first lesbian crush

Asking Kevin Smith for advice on acting on your first lesbian crush

Joining a cult

Discovering that cult is a drug cartel

Getting left back because of all the school you missed when you were shot

Not being able to get erections thanks to that time you got shot

If you’re a Degrassi fan, you really should read the whole list.

Today in lesbian-ish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (rerun), Talking Liberally with Stephanie Miller (Current 9 a.m.), The Kids Are All Right (HBO Signature 10:25 a.m.), America’s Next Top Model marathon (Oxygen 11 a.m.), The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS 1:30 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.) (rerun), Saturday Night Live “Lindsay Lohan/Coldplay” (VH1 5 p.m.), Law & Order: SVU “Alien” (USA 5 p.m.), The Kids Are All Right (HBO Signature 8 p.m.), House “Everybody Dies” (Fox 8 p.m.) (rerun), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Degrassi marathon (TeenNick 9 p.m.), Lost Girl “School’s Out” (Syfy 10 p.m.), The Real L Word (Showtime2 10 p.m.), Boardwalk Empire “Two Boats and a Lifeguard” (HBO Signature 10 p.m.) (rerun), Black Swan (TMAX 10 p.m.), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Starz 10:45 p.m.), True Blood “Somebody That I Used to Know” (HBO2 11 p.m.), Bound (WMAX 11:50 p.m.), Big Brother After Dark (Showtime2 midnight), The Real L Word (Showtime 1 a.m.) [Thanks for the schedule, Roni!]

Trish Bendix will be back in your loving arms on Monday. Until then, have a great weekend!