Morning Brew – Thurs. June 6: Charice was supposed to come out to Ellen, Melissa Etheridge and Chely Wright make a list of “Gayest Music Moments”

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Another day, another Real Housewives “lesbian” scandal. Oh wait, nevermind — she was just in bed with her sister.

The Philippine Daily Inquirer has issued an apology for a comic strip they ran insinuating some local Catholic schoolgirls and nuns are lesbians. Well, some of them probably are.

Speaking of Catholic schools, a lesbian teacher who was fired for getting artificial insemination while employed at the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati has won $170,000 in an anti-discrimination lawsuit.

The first trailer for Orange is the New Black is here! It looks great but entirely different from the memoir it is based on.


Billboard made a list of the 25 Greatest Gay Moments in Music and includes Chely Wright‘s coming out, Melissa Etheridge‘s Yes I Am, and the existence of Glee.

Macklemore continues to speak out for LGBT people and their families in this video.


While we’re on the topic of lesbros, FUN.‘s Jack Antonoff talked with MTV about The Ally Coalition and how it will be a part of the band’s summer tour.

If you’re planning on seeing Blue is the Warmest Color in Ireland when it comes out, be prepared for it to be censored.

Kathy Bates is playing a lesbian in a new movie called Tammy and they need extras for a scene filming in Wilmington, North Carolina. Please go and tell me how it went!

Charice was reportedly supposed to come out on The Ellen DeGeneres Show but decided to go with the gay male host of The Buzz in the Philippines so that she could make an impact in her home country. She did and she will!

Guess what? Not all gay people are rich. I know, it’s crazy, right? is celebrating National Pride Month with expert advice from LGBT parents.

Marlene King talked with The Hollywood Reporter about Season 4 of Pretty Little Liars. Not a lot of Emily-specific info, but still a lot of interesting intel on what we’ll be finding out as the season unfolds.

If you need some dancing music for the weekend, stream CSS‘s new album Planta.

Today in Lesbianish TV: *The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Tabatha Coffey on The Wendy Williams Show, Talking Liberally with Stephanie Miller (Current 9 a.m.), *Tabatha’s Salon Takeover marathon (Style 10 a.m.), *Without a Trace (Ion 12 p.m.), *House (USA 1 p.m.), *Living Single (TV One 1:30 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), Grey’s Anatomy (Lifetime 2 p.m.), The Shipping News (Starz 2:40 p.m.), Kiss the Bride (Encore Love 4 p.m.), The Kids Are All Right (HBO Signature 6:10 p.m.), *Bathtastic! (DIY 6:30 p.m.), Funny Women: Why We Laugh (TMC 6:50 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), SEC Storied: Abby Head On (ESPNU 7:30 p.m.), *The Real Housewives of New Jersey (Bravo 8:48 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Tabatha Takes Over (Bravo 10 p.m.), *Iron Chef America (Cooking Channel 11 p.m.), *Family Tree (HBO 12:30 a.m.), *That Sex Show (Logo 1 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes a rerun