Morning Brew – Ireen Wüst wins the gold

Good morning!

Let’s start with some Olympics updates, shall we?

Out bisexual Ireen Wüst won the gold in speedskating. If you want to know more about the Dutch Olympian, check out this piece over at Slate.



Out Austrian ski jumper Daniela Iraschko-Stolz told a reporter that she feels safe, and that any anti-gayness in Sochi has been exaggerated.


Meanwhile, the Olympic Committee is supporting Russia’s arrests of LGBT activists.

JD Samson talked about her style over at Dapper Q. Speaking of the queer fashion site, they are hosting their annual fashion show in New York next Sunday. Lea Delaria is among the models!

In case you thought she might stick with women for a while, it appears Joss is definitely dating men in Season 2 of Mistresses.

Out producer and filmmaker Lena Waithe is part of this panel on the state of black TV.

Jodie Foster was back on the set of Orange is the New Black before it wrapped filming, so we can expect another episode directed by the out actor.

Jamie Babbit directed this week’s episode of Girls, which also had Jenna Lyons as a guest star. The out creative director of J. Crew talked with Vulture about the experience. On meeting Lena Dunham:

“We had met probably about two years ago, at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards, and in her speech she said, “Thank you so much, Jenna Lyons, for making me wear shorts, although it’s not going very well.” At the end of the night after the dinner, I went up to her and I said, “Sorry!” And then we started to talk and we started a text friendship and started to hang out a little bit when I’d see her at events.


Kimberly Peirce talked with ELLE about Boys Don’t Cry, 20 years after it came out. An excerpt:

I definitely run the gamut: I’ve been feminine, I’ve been tomboyish, I’ve been straight. I’m currently engaged to a woman. I am pretty open-minded. I relate to Brandon’s desire and his audacity for living as he needed and wanted to live. I’ve been attracted to beautiful women as Brandon was. I’m a performer. I like to wear a nice suit or a tux. My family is from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a small, working class town. I’ve known physical and sexual violence and I felt that that violence killed off parts of myself. I’ve also seen betrayals up close. There were things in my life that intersected with Brandon’s story that enabled me to get inside of it in ways that were unique and truthful.

Melissa Etheridge wants Adam Lambert!


The New York Times ponders LBD, or less sex with equal marriage. Related: A chapter called “Sex After Coming Out” written by a lesbian in a new book called Sex After. Here’s a solution: Keep having sex.

If you know someone who is thinking about getting hitched in Santa Fe, New Mexico, they might be into this new e-book: The Same-Sex Santa Fe Weddings Guide.

The Real World: Ex-Plosion is kicking ass in ratings. Throw people’s exes into the mix and you’ve got a lot of drama people don’t want to miss.

Did you miss Rosie O’Donnell on The View? She was up to her old tricks, aka keeping it real.

When Glee returns, it appears Santana and Rachel will not be BFFs. I mean, did we really expect that to last forever?

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Queen Latifah Show, *Degrassi (TeenNick 11 a.m./11:30 a.m.), *Love It or List It “Privacy Pains” (HGTV 1 p.m.), *Police Women of Memphis (DFH 1 p.m.), *Grey’s Anatomy (Lifetime 1 p.m./2 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), *Love & Hip Hop marathon (VH1 3:55 p.m.), *Police Women of Memphis marathon (OWN 4 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), Love & Hip Hop “The Reunion: Part 2” (VH1 8 p.m.), *Kitchen Crashers “Barn Door Blue Kitchen” (DIY 8:30 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), The Fosters “Padre” (ABC Family 9 p.m.), *Black Sails “III.” (Starz Edge 9 p.m.), Lost Girl “Let the Dark Times Roll” (Syfy 10 p.m.), *Buffy (Pivot 10 p.m.), *Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell “Sunset Strip Icon” (Food Network 4 a.m.), *Buffy “The Body” (FX 7 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes rerun

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