Morning Brew – Keira Knightley brought a girl to prom, kissed her

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The good news: A beautiful lesbian couple were married in Nigeria this week. The bad: This article about it is terrible and calls one of the women “the groom” and claims a source told them:

….all other lesbians will henceforth steer clear of the ‘couple’. “You know that lesbians are usually very jealous. So, with this wedding, the other members of their club will now leave them alone. Although they could still tango with whoever they fancy, among their other members. But certainly not these two. Like fidelity is preached and expected in marriage, that is also what is expected here. No more ‘cutting shows’ outside. No more sleeping with multiple partners. Both of them must stick to themselves and no one else”.


Keira Knightley told Vulture she took her “best mate, Emily” to prom and why hasn’t she told us about this before!?

“We both turned up an hour late, and I’d been filming Bend It Like Beckham, and I turned up in leather pants and a crop top, and she was a model for a while, and she’d been in Paris shooting something, and she turned up as the boy, so she had a black tie with ripped jeans on, and everybody else was completely dressed up, obviously, in that kind of finery, and then we had our picture taken underneath the thing, and she’s kissing me, and we were told that that was disgusting.

“And one of the teachers took us both aside and said we were never going to come to anything if we didn’t know how to dress appropriately for events like that. So that was my prom. We had a great time!”

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Vice is covering LGBT Asylum seekers in the UK that are enduring homophobic violence in detention centers.

Dolly Parton loves her gay fans. She told Billboard:

They know that I completely love and accept them, as I do all people. I’ve struggled enough in my life to be appreciated and understood. I’ve had to go against all kinds of people through the years just to be myself. I think everybody should be allowed to be who they are, and to love who they love. I don’t think we should be judgmental. Lord, I’ve got enough problems of my own to pass judgment on somebody else.

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EastEnders will include a new domestic violence storyline between lesbian characters Tina and Tosh, and they are working closely with the organization Broken Rainbow to make sure its not sensationalized but, instead, educational. You can see it begin in this clip.

Rabbi Sheila Shulman has passed away at the age of 77. She was one of the founders of London’s gay and lesbian synagogue, Beit Klal Yisrael, and a respected feminist. (Thanks Aviva!)

Check out this look at Joan Jett‘s new Hot Topic line with Tripp NYC.

A 19-year-old woman slit her gay sister’s throat. The woman claimed a “demon” came to her in her dreams and told her to commit the crime.

MTV has picked up Scream for a full series, which means we’ll get Bex-Taylor Klaus as one of the major characters who is also queer. F yeah!

Do what you love, love what you do. #RILEY

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Jane Lynch is officially divorced.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Queen Latifah Show, Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), The View (ABC), *Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.), Kitchen Crashers “Loft in the ‘Burbs” (DIY 1:30 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), She Hate Me (Starz Cinema 2:10 p.m., 11:50 p.m.), Election (Showtime 3 p.m.), Pretty Persuasion (Starz Cinema 3:10 p.m.), Hunted: The War Against Gays in Russia (HBO Signature 3:30 p.m.), *Iron Chef America “Cora vs. Falkner” (Cooking Channel 4 p.m.), *Buffy marathon (Pivot 5 p.m.), The East (HBO 6 p.m.), Arrow “The Magician” (CW 8 p.m.), *Survivor’s Remorse “The Decisions” (Starz 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m.), Boys on the Side (Starz Cinema 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Cutthroat Kitchen “Superstar Sabotage: Heat Four” (Food Network 9 p.m.), Top Chef (Bravo 10 p.m.), Girl Code “Humor”/”Vacation” (MTV 11 p.m./11:30 p.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes rerun