Morning Brew – Halsey responds to Buzzfeed article questioning her sexuality

Good morning!

Cara Delevingne is Regina George and soon all of us will be sporting these tattoos down our torsos.

A long but worthwhile read at Slate: Pulse and the Power of Queer Tears.

Related: Queer art is getting more political after Orlando.

Meet 18 LGBTQ Youth Who Are Changing the World aka GLSEN’s National Student Council.

Look at all of these queer indie musicians in NYC.

Soko is one of PAPER’s Beautiful People.

Check out Yaysh‘s “Wild One” remix with Madame Gandhi is dancehall inspired.

The Guardian writes about this year’s totally queer Emmys and they quote me about my screaming at the TV.

These beautiful shots of lesbians living in South Africa are accompanied by the harsh realities of violence and corrective rape.

Out MMA fighter Amanda Nunes accepted the Equality Visibility Award at the annual Equality California Awards in Los Angeles over the weekend. From her speech:

“When people find out how strong and powerful love is, then this world will be a better place. I want to see this happen one day. I’m going to do everything I can to support this community with a positive presence by sharing my love and showing everyone that I’m happy. My dream has come true and I want to share this with everyone and help a lot of people be themselves. I’m going to keep doing it until the world is better.”

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WBUR reviews out food writer Elissa Altman‘s new memoir, Treyf.


Ellen and Kristen Bell should definitely be Spice Girls.

DIVA has compiled a power list of out women, and Olympic boxer Nicola Adams comes in on top.

This site has a map of lost lesbian bars 2006-2016

Bryn Mawr College Archivist Christiana Dobrzynski is making sure the archive is queer-inclusive.

I don’t know why Courtney Stodden is famous but she is to some people, and she was photographed making out with this androgynous woman on a beach.

The Daily Dot writes about Bisexual Awareness Week.

Good question: If watching TV can turn your kids gay, why am I not straight?

Halsey has responded to the not-so-cool Buzzfeed piece about her bisexuality. She has since deleted the tweets, but she wrote “Sorry I’m not gay enough for you” and referred to the story as a “tiresome analysis of my 1 year in the public eye and the ignorance of 8+ years of sexual discovery to determine if I’m truly queer. [And it] is part of a mentality so engrained [sic] in the erasure of bisexual ‘credibility’ even within the lgbt community.”

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Women are becoming “more bisexual” as they age. It’s science!

Indian lesbian love series The “Other” Love Story is available now.

Today in Lesbianish TV:

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Below Deck Mediterranean marathon (Bravo 6 a.m.)

Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.)

The Big Interview “Jane Lynch” (AXS TV 10:30 a.m.) (rerun)
The View (ABC 11 a.m.)

Buffy “Doppelgangland” (Pivot 11 a.m.) (rerun)

Catfish: The TV Show “Spencer & Katy” (MTV 11 a.m.) (rerun)
Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 12 p.m.)

Law & Order: CI “Great Barrier” (We 12 p.m.) (rerun)

Gaycation With Ellen Page & Ian Daniel “India”/”Japan” (Viceland 1 p.m./2 p.m.) (rerun)

Steven Universe (Cartoon 1 p.m.) (rerun)

Bessie (HBO 1 p.m.)

Jennifer’s Body (MTV 1:20 p.m., 8 a.m.)
The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.)

General Hospital (ABC 2 p.m.)

Ellen (Laff 3 p.m./3:30 p.m.) (rerun)

Freeheld (HBO 3 p.m., HBO Signature 6:20 a.m.)

Survivor’s Remorse “Second Thoughts” (Starz 3:15 p.m., 12:35 a.m., Starz In Black 6:35 p.m.,11 p.m.)

Sports Legends “Billie Jean King” (Decades 3:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.) (rerun)

Things You Can Tell Just By Looking at Her
(TMC Xtra 6 p.m.)

Ray Donovan “Rattus Rattus” (Showtime 7:55 p.m.)
Chopped Junior “A Hot Minute” (Food Network 8 p.m.) – Kristen Kish is a guest judge

Sisters (HBO 8 p.m., 3:25 a.m.)
The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.)

Scream Queens “Scream Again” (Fox 9:01 p.m.)

NCIS: New Orleans “Aftershocks” (CBS 10 p.m.)

Saving Hope “Narrow Margin”/”Trading Places” (Ion 11 p.m./12 a.m.) (rerun)

Archer marathon (FXX 12 a.m.)

Real Housewives of New Jersey “Cut the Cancer Out” (Bravo 1:32 a.m.)

Side Effects (Starz Edge 2:05 a.m.)

The New Adventures of Old Christine “Unidentified Funk” (TV Land 2:36 a.m.) (rerun)
Buffy (Pivot 6 a.m./7 a.m.) (rerun)

Cruel Intentions (Oxygen 6 a.m.)
Golden Girls “Goodbye Mr. Gordon” (Hallmark 8:30 a.m.) (rerun)
(Thanks, Roni!)