Morning Brew – Tatiana Maslany shouts out #Clonesbians on “Tavis Smiley”

Good morning! Happy Orange is the New Black day!


Some of the cast members posed for Out and talked about their roles. Here’s Taylor Schilling on the Piper-Alex-Larry love triangle.

“The inner logic of it is not that complicated — you fall in love with different people at different times.”

And Lea Delaria:

“In the showbiz world, if you’re like me — short hair, fat, butch, Italian, loud — you’re up against a lot of obstacles. So it’s a good idea to know how to do a lot of things…because you’re going to need all of them to pay your rent. …[Teenage boys] used to stop me on the street to spit at me. Now they come up and hug me and say, ‘Big Boo is my favorite character.’ She’s kind of like a teenage boy. So am I. A teenager in a suit.”


Related: Vanity Fair ponders the women-in-prison trend happening on TV right now.

Ellen Page attended the Stanley Cup playoff game last night in L.A. and posed for a pic with Spike Jonze and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman.

2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game One

2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game One

If you’re heading to any Prides this weekend, here are a few guides: L.A., Detroit, and Milwaukee.

Slate ponders if it’s “natural” to be queer.

This is pretty rad! has a new LGBTQ section.

A Pride cupcake? YES PLEASE.


Invisible: Stories from Kenya’s Queer Community is surely a book like none other you’ve read.

Good news, UK readers. Faking It has been picked up to air on MTV UK!

NPR featured Amy Ray performing live on Mountain Stage.

Tatiana Maslany shouted out Clonesbians on last night’s Tavis Smiley episode!

Ed O’Neill apparently used to have a problem with his Married with Children co-star Amanda Bearse, who is an out lesbian. In a new interview with Emmy TV Legends, he says:

“I have to say that when she started out — she was gay, of course she was gay a long time — she was more or less the female in the couple. You know, she was very, very feminine. And cute. And then, as the show — you know, 11 years it went — as it progressed, a change took place where she, then, was the more masculine of the two. You know she had several relationships over that time. And that became kind of interesting because then as she became more masculine, she became a little more snarky, you know, she could grow a tooth, as we used to say.”

UM. WAT? Amanda, do you boo.

Family Equality Council's Annual Los Angeles Awards Dinner - Arrivals

Amber Heard posed with out photographer Nan Goldin (one of my faves!), Stella McCartney, Liv Tyler, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Cara Delevingne at the Stella McCartney Spring 2015 Presentation and Tea Party in NYC.

Stella McCartney Spring 2015 Presentation

Stella McCartney Spring 2015 Presentation

Wanda and Alex Sykes attended the AFI Gala in LA last night, where Jane Fonda was being honored.

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute To Jane Fonda - After-Party

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute To Jane Fonda - After-Party

If you have an hour, watch this brilliant supercut of 1970s gay rights television coverage.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Queen Latifah Show, Judge Alex “Gilliam vs. Partee,” Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), *Buffy marathon (Pivot 7 a.m.), *50 Girls Who Run the World marathon (Fuse 10 a.m.), Your Sister’s Sister (TMC Xtra 11:30 a.m.), Imagine Me & You (OMAX 12:50 p.m.), *The Good Wife marathon (Hallmark Movie Channel 1 p.m.), *Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta “Double Trouble” (TLC 4:30 p.m.), *La La’s Full Court Life “Meet the Parents” (VH1 6 p.m.), Cruel Intentions (MovieMAX 6:20 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), *Queer As Folk (Showcase 8 p.m./9 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), *Joan Jett on Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (HBO2 9 p.m.), *The L Word “Luck, Next Time”/”Liberally” (Showcase 10 p.m./11 p.m.), Degrassi “You Are Not Alone” (TeenNick 11 p.m.), *Orphan Black “Knowledge of Causes and Secret Motion of Things” (BBC America 11:30 p.m.), The Better Half “Going Out; Sunny-Side Up” (Pivot 11:45 p.m.), *Chelsea Lately (E! 12:30 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes rerun