Morning Brew – Fri. August 10: Megan Rapinoe and her GF share her gold medal, “Kung Fu Lesbian” is a thing

Good morning! It’s Friday, get happy!

Congrats to the U.S. Women’s basketball team for winning their semi-final game against Australia yesterday and to the soccer team for taking the gold. Here’s a magic moment between Megan Rapinoe and girlfriend Sarah Walsh, sharing a gold-medal meal. How adorable is it that Sarah is wearing Megan’s jersey?

Photo via Twitter

While we’re on the topic, ESPN wonders why openly gay athletes are still low in numbers. I do, too, because a lot of searches coming to lately are wondering if certain Olympians are gay. Inquiring minds need to know!

Rutina Wesley went on The Talk yesterday to discuss playing Tara on True Blood and how her grandma supports even her racy sex scenes.


More Sapphic lesbian sex, we say. Grandma’s into it!

Rumor has it Jennifer Lopez and her boyfriend Casper Smart got into a huge fight over her upcoming lesbian show for ABC Family. JLo just won’t listen to his ideas. While I’m sure this is just gossip, I wouldn’t blame her. I mean, she’s been working in the business as long as Casper’s been alive. She was a Fly Girl before he was in high school!

OK, I’m sold: Batgirl is a gay icon.

I love this New Yorker piece about being out and proud in Uganda. I dare you to read it and not well up with pride.

Perhaps it fills you with so much pride you want to share it on TV. MTV is casting for another It Gets Better special and they are looking for people “who appear to be 15-25, and want to share their stories and experiences about growing up LGBT.” Do it!

Check out the (kinda NSFW) book trailer for Kung Fu Lesbian by Dan Curry. It’s hilarious!


Does it make you want to read the book though? I’d kind of rather see the movie. (Did you recognize out actors Dalila Ali Rajah (Cherry Bomb) and Jackie Monahan kicking ass and making out in the clip?)

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Talking Liberally with Stephanie Miller (Current 9 a.m.), Primary Colors (TMC 12:15 p.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.), Degrassi Goes Hollywood (TeenNick 7 p.m.), *America’s Next Top Model marathon (Style 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), *Degrassi marathon (TeenNick 9 p.m.), *True Blood marathon (HBO2 9 p.m.), *Lost Girl (Syfy 10 p.m.), Black Swan (WMAX 10 p.m.), *The Real L Word (Showtime2 10 p.m.), Big Brother After Dark (Showtime2 midnight) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes a rerun