Morning Brew – President Obama signs executive order against LGBT discrimination in the workplace

Good morning! I hope you had a great weekend.

The best news ever to start today with: The President of the United States has signed an executive order prohibiting employees to discriminate against anyone for identifying as LGBT. It’s a landmark day and one to celebrate. Thank you, President Obama, and to those in our community who never stop fighting for and demanding equality.


I attended the Television Critics Association Awards where some of the winners were also some of our faves, including The Fosters for Outstanding Youth Programming and Orange is the New Black for Outstanding New Program.


30th Annual Television Critics Association Awards


Ruby Rose and fiancee Phoebe Dahl are launching a new clothing line together, which they premiered at San Diego Pride over the weekend.

Linda Perry was a guest on 95.5 KLOS with Heidi and Frank.

Indian lesbian comedian Saalumarada Thimmakka is being detained by police who think she is misusing her name in order to come to the U.S.

Tori Amos covered Mary Lambert‘s “She Keeps Me Warm” during a recent show. Like a boss! Mary seems pretty thrilled about it.

Michelle Rodriguez is back to work on Fast and Furious 7. (Yes, 7.) Guess the yacht partying will have to wait for now!

Out chef and author Gabrielle Hamilton has a new cookbook coming out from her NYC restaurant Prune.


Vice proclaimed St. Vincent the best band in the world. Her performance at Pitchfork in Chicago over the weekend has received a collective thumbs up from critics and fans.

2014 Pemberton Music Festival

Out journalist Kara Swisher is featured in a new MAKERS profile in which she discusses being a lesbian in the media and tech world.

I am loving these high school yearbook photos of Heather Mattarazzo and Kate McKinnon.



Angela Robinson talks about the new season of True Blood on the EJ Podcast.

The cast of Transparent held a screening and panel at Outfest on Saturday. Apparently someone pissed off Gaby Hoffman!

2014 2014 Outfest Los Angeles Panel Discussion Of "Transparent"

2014 Outfest Los Angeles Panel Discussion Of "Transparent"

2014 2014 Outfest Los Angeles Panel Discussion Of "Transparent"

2014 2014 Outfest Los Angeles Panel Discussion Of "Transparent"

2014 2014 Outfest Los Angeles Panel Discussion Of "Transparent"

2014 2014 Outfest Los Angeles Panel Discussion Of "Transparent"

Gaby Hoffman also won an Outfest award for Best Actress for her work in Lyle, while Desiree Akhavan took home Best Screenplay at the Outfest Awards. Other winners of interest include director Cheryl Furjanic for her Best Documentary Feature Back on Board: Greg Louganis and Quin Marcus‘s short Alone with People for the Audience Award – Dramatic Best Short. Congrats to the winners!

Today in Lesbianish TV: *The Ellen DeGeneres Show, *The Queen Latifah Show, Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), *Income Property “Future Funds Rescue” (HGTV 9 a.m.), *South Park “Tom’s Rhinoplasty” (Comedy Central 10:22 a.m.), *Veronica Mars “Versatile Toppings” (Pivot 12 p.m.), *Mad About You “Outbreak” (FXX 12 p.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.), *Sex and the City “Defining Moments”/”What’s Sex Got to Do With It?” (E! 2 p.m./2:30 p.m.), The East (HBO2 3:05 p.m.), Reba “Van’s Agent” (ABC Family 3:30 p.m.), *Catfish: The TV Series “Miranda & Cameryn”/”Bianca & Brogan” (MTV 4 p.m./5 p.m.), Why We Laugh: Funny Women (Showtime2 4:15 p.m.), *Friends “The One with the Truth About London” (TBS 4:30 p.m.), *Finding Bigfoot: Further Evidence marathon (Animal Planet 6 p.m.), *The Fosters “Truth Be Told” (ABC Family 6 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), *Real Housewives of New Jersey “Oh, Christmas Tre” (Bravo 7 p.m.), *Nick Cannon Presents Wild ‘N Out marathon (MTV2 7 p.m.), Last Tango in Halifax (PBS), MasterChef “Top 13 Compete” (Fox 8 p.m.), Last Comic Standing “Challenge 3 – Universal Tram Experience” (NBC 8 p.m.), *White Collar “Need to Know” (Universal HD 8 p.m., 11 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), The Fosters “Mother” (ABC Family 9 p.m.), Seed “Zygote Problems” (CW 9 p.m.), *Masters of Sex “Kyrie Eleison” (Showtime 9 p.m., 11 p.m.), *True Blood “Lost Cause” (HBO2 9 p.m., HBO 10:30 p.m.), Life Blood (Chiller 9 p.m.), Under the Dome “Revelation” (CBS 10 p.m.), Ray Donovan “Uber Ray” (Showtime 10 p.m., 12 a.m.), Kicking & Screaming (OMAX 10:15 p.m.), The Case Against 8 (HBO Signature 11 p.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

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