Morning Brew – Rooney Mara and “Carol” win big at Cannes

Good morning! Happy Memorial Day!

Portrait of two women in Navy uniforms, circa 1920s

First off, a huge congrats to Ireland on their massive win for marriage equality. You should be so proud!


Congrats to Dil and Anne Marie, who are now engaged after Ireland passed same-sex marriage AND had their first baby last week.

Exciting news out of Cannes this weekend, too: Carol was given the 2015 Queer Palm award, a prize awarded to the best film that includes lesbian/gay content. Star Rooney Mara also won Best Actress, sharing the honor with Emmanuelle Bercot of Mon Roi.


Slate has a guide for straight parents on how to raise non-homophobic children.

You can now celebrate your favorite Major League Baseball team with a super gay hat or T-shirt.

In case you’re dying to know what happened with Rosie O’Donnell and The View, according to Vanity Fair.

Which one is the lie?!

First lady of New York Chirlane McCray just rolls her eyes when asked if she’s “still a lesbian.”

I loved this conversation between Michelle Tea, Eileen Myles and Jill Soloway.

The San Francisco Gate talked with Fun Home‘s composers Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron. Speaking of Fun Home, BEST NEWS!


We’re bringing the #FunHome to a neighborhood near you!

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Bisexual actress Bai Ling has been cast in Maximum Impact, an action movie also starring Eddie Griffin, Kelly Hu, Eric Roberts, and Tom Arnold.

Mexican-American artist Gabriel García Román has a really cool series of photos called Queer Icons.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (rerun) Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.) Defiance marathon (Syfy 8 a.m.) The Last Ship marathon (TNT 10 a.m.) Buffy “Living Conditions” (Pivot 10 a.m.) (rerun) Hot in Cleveland “Beards” (TV Land 1 p.m.) (rerun) The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.) (rerun) Tiny House Hunting “Tiny Retreat in Coastal Maine” (FYI 2 p.m.) (rerun) Cruel Intentions (Encore Suspense 5:05 p.m.) Maron “The Request” (IFC 5:30 p.m.) (rerun) Inside Comedy “Bryan Cranston; Carol Leifer” (Showtime2 8 p.m.) (rerun) Cucumber & Banana (Logo 10 p.m.) Archer “Double Trouble”/”The Man From Jupiter” (Comedy Central 10 p.m./10:30 p.m.) (rerun) Friends “The One With the Sonogram at the End” (TV Land 12:40 a.m.) (rerun) Wanda Sykes: I’ma Be Me (HBO Comedy 3:35 a.m.) V for Vendetta (Cinemax 3:55 a.m.) Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell “The Re-Launch” (Food Network 4 a.m.) (rerun) This Is Where I Leave You (HBO 4:20 a.m.) Best in Show (HBO Signature 5:40 a.m.) Reaching for the Moon (TMC 6:10 a.m.) The East (MoreMAX 6:25 a.m.) Friday Night Lights “Expectations” (Pivot 7 a.m.) (rerun) Golden Girls “Isn’t It Romantic?” (Hallmark 8 a.m.) (rerun) Girl Code (MTV 8 a.m.) (rerun)