Morning Brew – Thurs. Sept. 20: Melissa Etheridge jokes about coming out for publicity, two lesbian-themed music videos from straight pop stars

Good morning!

Did anyone watch the women’s soccer match last night? Kind of bittersweet since it was Sarah Walsh‘s last game and Australia lost, but it was also Pia Sundhage‘s last game and the U.S. won. But you can see who my friends and I were rooting for.

But, for good measure, here’s Sarah after scoring her goal.

Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty

Bollywood star Veena Malik made a very lesbian music video. She said of the premise:

This song was an excuse to put every lesbian cliché and stereotype we could think of into one song. The album specially dedicated to my Lesbian and Homosexual fans as I personally support them. As for my first single it’s the best of all.


Actually I think I like this video a little better. It’s from Romanian pop star INNA.

And from a real lesbian, Garrison Starr has a new video for her song “Slow Crawl.”

All around the world, lesbians wedding reservations are still getting cancelled. WTF.

If you’re a huge Real L Word fan, Showtime has just added some new items for you to show your support.

Cynthia Nixon talked about her wedding dress with Elle, saying she’d never put much thought into what she wanted to wear for the big day, should there ever be one. But once there was, she went with Caroline Herrera. An excerpt:

My wife and I were not at all traditional about not seeing each other before the wedding. I sent her pictures from my various fittings. I won’t say what she said to me about it—it’s personal—but she said many, many nice things. The day of, we dressed together at the wedding venue with our kids upstairs [Max, 19 months; Samantha, 16; and Charles, 9]. But I did hold on to a different tradition: I managed to wear something borrowed, a brooch that’s an heirloom in my wife’s family; something blue, my sapphire ring; something new, my dress; and something old…me.

I love how Cynthia Nixon is always just doing her and doesn’t care what anyone else thinks about it. F yeah.

Melissa Etheridge was on Chelsea Lately last night and joked that she came out as a publicity stunt.

I got your Janis Ian reference girl!

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Talking Liberally with Stephanie Miller (Current 9 a.m.), *R&B Divas marathon (TV One 1 p.m.), The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS 1:30 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Buffy marathon (Logo 2 p.m.), Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), *Reba (CMT 4:30 p.m.), *Project Runway marathon (Lifetime 5 p.m.), *Real Housewives of New Jersey (Bravo 5 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), *Law & Order: CI (Universal HD 8 p.m.), Our Idiot Brother (Showtime 8:30 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Glee (Fox 9 p.m.), *Chopped (Food Network 9 p.m.) (rerun), *Grey’s Anatomy (ABC 9 p.m.), Tig Notaro on Conan (TBS 11 p.m.), *Hercules (Hub 11 p.m.), *The Larry Sanders Show (VH1 Classic 11:30 p.m.), *Boardwalk Empire (HBO Zone 12:15 a.m.), Black Swan (HBO Signature 1:35 a.m.) and Lost Girl marathon (Syfy 2 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes a rerun