Morning Brew – Michael Sam talks saving a young lesbian from suicide in ESPYS award speech

Good morning! Here’s this week’s #TBT: Linda Perry, the original Whitney Mixter.

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Last night Michael Sam was given the Arthur Ashe Award for courage at the ESPYS. As the out St. Louis Rams player left his seat, he kissed his partner and hugged Robin Roberts, and on stage, he tearfully relayed a story of helping a young lesbian to want to stay alive after she thought killing herself was an option.

I love him! And can I also just say Robin has seriously stepped up her fashion game since coming out and I am living for it?

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Big Brother UK housemate Biannca gave her roomie Helen a “sexy lapdance.” I wonder if she knew the cameras were watching!?

The Telegraph profiles two women who left their husbands for women.

Sia and Angel Haze are both nominated for MTV Video Music Awards this year. Sia’s “Chandelier” is up for Video of the Year while Angel’s “Battle Cry” (which Sia, incidentally, sings on) will vie Best Video With a Social Message. Speaking of Sia, her album hit number one and she was pretty psyched about it.


Model Tasha Tilberg and her beautiful family are in this month’s Marie Claire Italy

Kin4Life have a bootyful new video they shot at NY Pride.

And on the other side of the states, Bay Area MC JenRo released a new video.

Lindsey Shaw spoke with Starry Mag about Paily and Pretty Little Liars.

I want to see Paily work. There is so much invested in Paily and to kind of watch it deteriorate because of the same issues that I thought we had overcome is hard. But that’s how things are in Rosewood. Things reoccur and things come back around to bite you. I was sad, but I was also intrigued because a breakup really only means maybe they are discovering new sides of each other and new sides to themselves. Ultimately, I want each of them to be okay on their own. I don’t see Paige emerging a little darker though this season. I think she is finally really figuring out that she wants to stand by her own brand of light. There is nothing she is trying to do maliciously. In fact, she is trying to really take the high road where this big gash, this wound in her life is. She wants her girlfriend to come along with her, but she is choosing herself. Paige is choosing herself and I think that is incredibly strong and beautiful.

ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars - Season 5

Crazy Bitches premieres at OutFest tonight in L.A. and Marcie Bianco spoke with director Jane Clark for IndieWire. (Check back later today for our review.)

Power lesbian couple Kate Clinton and Urvashi Vaid talk about what makes revolutionaries irresistible over at

Linda Perry went on The Talk yesterday to discuss her new show with her wife and friends.

TVLine has some Calzona scoop from Season 11 of Grey’s Anatomy. Shonda Rhimes said of Callie and Arizona’s attempts to find a surrogate:

“It’s going to be revealed very quickly for them that is a Band-Aid. How could it not be? I don’t know if anybody could watch that and go, ‘Yeah, that’s the answer for them’? But I love the idea that it’s going to open up the opportunity for them to finally explore everything that wrong and whether or not they should be together at all. Their entree relationship has been a series of Band-Aids.”

If you’re a mombian or want to be one in the future, check out this meet-up in Chicago.


I know you are all really concerned about the real Larry married to the real Piper, right?

OPB has a piece on the dwindling number of lesbian spaces, including a lamenting of the loss of Portland’s last remaining lesbian bar a few years ago, The Egyptian Room.

Today in Lesbianish TV: *The Ellen DeGeneres Show, *The Queen Latifah Show, Tig Notaro on Katie, Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), Catfish: The TV Show “Aaliyah & Alicia” (MTV 9 a.m.), *Lindsay Lohan on Watch What Happens Live (Bravo 10 a.m.), *Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project “The Journey Begins” (VH1 11 a.m.), *Catfish: The TV Show “Bianca & Brogan” (MTV 11 a.m.), *Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m., She Hate Me (Starz InBlack 2:55 p.m., 12 a.m.), the xx on Glastonbury Festival Hour 5 (Palladia 3 p.m.), Girlfriends “Hot Girl on Girl Action” (Centric 3 p.m.), Reaching For the Moon (TMC Xtra 4 p.m.), Notes on a Scandal (HBO Zone 4:30 p.m.), 112 Weddings (HBO 5:30 p.m.), *Chopped “Aussie Awesome” (Food Network 6 p.m.), *Finding Bigfoot: Further Evidence “Indonesia’s Little Bigfoot” (Animal Planet 6 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), Melissa Etheridge on The Big Interview “The Winners” (AXS TV 7 p.m.), Hollywood Game Night “A Hollywood Scandal” (NBC 8 p.m.), Defiance “Put the Damage On” (Syfy 8 p.m.), Black Box “Emotion” (ABC 8 p.m.), *Queer As Folk (Showcase 8 p.m./9 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Rookie Blue “Two Truths and a Lie” (ABC 9 p.m.), *Masters of Sex “Parallax” (Showtime 9 p.m.), Last Comic Standing “Challenge 3 – Universal Tram Experience” (NBC 10 p.m.), *Ray Donovan “Yo Soy Capitan” (Showtime 10 p.m., 11:30 p.m.), *The L Word “Lez Girls”/”Luck Be a Lady” (Showcase 10 p.m./11 p.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

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