Morning Brew – Shay Mitchell talks kissing girls in “Maxim”

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Business Insider talked with Kimberly Linn, the creator of Lesbian Emojis.  

Knock, Knock It’s Tig Notaro is coming to Showtime on Friday, April 17.

Variety's Power Of Comedy Event Honoring Aziz Ansari - Arrivals

There’s a glimpse of Tara in this Walking Dead teaser for Season 5.

Shay Mitchell is smoldering on the cover of Maxim this month, and inside, she talks about playing Emily on Pretty Little Liars.

“People ask what it’s like kissing a woman, as if there’s something awkward or weird about it. I completely embrace it. When I step into Emily’s shoes, I’m truly in the moment, and I’m fully attracted to the women I’m fooling around with. I’m not Shay when I’m doing the scene; I’m Emily. It’s sexy because two beautiful girls are softer, more sensuous, slower and also sort of educational,” she suggested. “Guys watch because they like to learn from it. It’s like, ‘Hey, what’s she doing to that other girl’s body that I might want to try?'”


Portlandia fans, quiz yourself with some Toni and Candace trivia questions.

A lesbian music teacher “at a St. Petersburg school for disabled children” has been fired after an “anti-gay activist” complained to the school. Shake. My. Damn. Head.

Meanwhile at a Tesco, a cashier proclaimed that lesbianism is wrong and gay people wouldn’t have babies. The cashier was given a warning and apologized to the couple she offended.

Desiree Akhavan spoke with Fast Company about creating her own opportunities, and she came to write and shoot her first feature, Appropriate Behavior.

Lena Dunham says she she’s holding out for the rest of the U.S. to catch up on equality before she gets married.

”It’s really important for us to wait, because we both have a lot of gay friends and the idea of skipping ahead of them doesn’t feel good to us. I don’t want to do something my gay sister, Grace, can’t do in a number of states.”

Here’s a deleted scene from the documentary The Case Against 8, which is available on Amazon now.

Joy Young performed a piece on femmes for Button Poetry. Snap snap snap!

Meanwhile Andrea Gibson made a parody of “All About that Bass” about street harassment: “All About That Mace.”

DIVA has created a travel guide to Halifax for those of you who want to see where Last Tango is set.

Paula Pell‘s Sisters stars Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, so of course we’re super psyched on it.

Yvette Monreal has been cast as the star of a new Robert Rodriguez film called Lowrider. Hopefully it won’t mess with her Faking It shooting schedule!

Sorry but Gwen Stefani doesn’t have a girl crush right now.

Over at Cosmo: “15 Things I Wish I Knew About Being Gay When I Was Younger.” Number 15: “You should absolutely take advantage of the fact that your parents don’t know you like girls.”

On xoJane, a lesbian wonders where she should look in a locker room. It might be one of the weirdest things I’ve ever read.

Does this NOH8 photo of a lesbian couple breastfeeding their baby upset you? I hope not!


Bisexual website wants to know who your bi hero is.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), *Face Off marathon (Syfy 8 a.m.), Little Man (Pivot 11 a.m.), Hunted: The War Against Gays in Russia (HBO Signature 12 p.m.), Thirteen (IndiePlex 1:30 p.m., 9 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Living Different “#Lovewithoutlabels” (Oxygen 2 p.m., 8 p.m.), *Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), *Classic Tennis – 1988 Australian Open Semifinals – Evert vs. Navratilova (ESPN Classic 3 p.m.), Pariah (TMAX 3:25 p.m.), *Girl Code marathon (MTV 4:15 p.m.), *Buffy marathon (Pivot 5 p.m., 2 a.m.), *Chopped “Crunch Time” (Food Network 6 p.m.), *South Park “Tom’s Rhinoplasty” (Comedy Central 6:29 p.m.), *Pretty Little Liars “Through a Glass, Darkly” – PLL Social Hour edition (ABC Family 7 p.m.) , *Chopped “Make a Splash!” (Food Network 7 p.m.), *Modern Family “Schooled” (USA 7 p.m.), Pretty Little Liars “Fresh Meat” (ABC Family 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Degrassi “Firestarter, Part 2” (TeenNick 9 p.m., 11 p.m.), Marry Me “Spoil Me” (NBC 9 p.m.), The Mindy Project “San Francisco Bae” (Fox 9:30 p.m.), The Real World: Skeletons “Dirty Laundry” (MTV 10 p.m., 12 a.m.), Person of Interest “Control-Alt-Delete” (CBS 10:01 p.m.), *Friends “The One with Phoebe’s Rats” (TV Land 12:30 a.m.), The East (MoreMAX 12:30 a.m.), Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry on The Late Late Show (CBS 12:36 a.m.), Degrassi marathon (TeenNick 4 a.m.), Schaap One on One “Martina Navratilova” (ESPN Classic 4:30 a.m.), *Buffy marathon (FX 6 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

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