Morning Brew – Chely Wright talks career and coming out on “Makers”

Good morning! Happy 57th birthday to Ellen DeGeneres! Seems like it’s off to a good start.

I’m sad to report the passing of 8 Inch Betsy singer/guitarist Meghan Galbraith. I had the pleasure of interviewing her several times, including for AfterEllen, and she was a really great person and musician. Rest in peace, Meghan.

Chely Wright is featured on MAKERS, the video series dedicated to awesome women who do big things in their perspective careers. Chely talks about loving country music and realizing she was gay in her interviews.


Ever wonder “Whatever happened to Tila Tequila?” No? Well she just won Best Sex Tape at AVN for her “lesbian threesome,” Tila Tequila Uncorked.

A weird story from Pastor’s Wife Kiss Aroused Me, but She Is Masculine! I’m still scratching my head a little bit.

Japanese lesbian-themed movie Wonderful World End  looks pretty awesome and is hitting festivals this year.

Brittney Griner will speak at Penn State in March.

Time Out Hong Kong has a profile of the city’s two most famous LGBT figures: Denise Ho and Anthony Wong. Denise is a pop star, and talked about how coming out has affected her:

“My career has been affected but I remain positive because what we are doing is influencing the youth in China. On my Instagram, sometimes I get some negative comments from Mainland followers. But I believe if I remain persistent and do what I think is right, I can gradually make an impact.”

denise-hophoto via Time Out Hong Kong

Carrie Brownstein shared her favorite Transparent scene via Twitter.

Related: Transparent is coming to Canadian TV.

Examiner talked with sexologist Dr. Jess about lesbian sex and relationships.

Jennie Livingston is the out director behind the pivotal documentary Paris is Burning, and she spoke with Miramax about the documentary’s legacy.

Cynthia Nixon is currently directing a play called Rasheeda Speaking at the Pershing Square Signature Center in NYC.

A lesbian couple in Tasmania had their house tagged with graffiti saying “Lesbo Sluts.” The perps broke in and wrote it over their walls and floors, and just after heavy rains had forced the couple and their daughter to seek shelter elsewhere and returned for their animals. WHY ARE PEOPLE THE WORST?

Haddie is back for the series finale of Parenthood!

Rutina Wesley is joining the cast of Hannibal for Season 3. She’ll play “Reba McClane, a blind woman who catches the eye of Francis Dolarhyde.” I hope she also catches the eye of Margot.

Morgana Bailey delivered a passionate Ted Talk about coming out and being yourself.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Suze Orman on The Meredith Vieira Show, Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), *Comedy Central Presents “Judy Gold” (Comedy Central 9 a.m.), *White Collar marathon (Universal HD 10 a.m., 2 a.m.), Being John Malkovich (TMC Xtra 10 a.m.), The View (ABC 11 a.m.), *Supernatural “LARP and the Real Girl” (TNT 11 a.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), *Chasing Life “Next April” (ABC Family 6 p.m.), *Billie Jean King: Pioneer (HBO Family 6 p.m.), *Law & Order “Girl Most Likely” (Sundance 6 p.m.), *Black Sails “IX.” (Starz Edge 6:10 p.m., 9 p.m., 12 a.m.), *The Fosters “Over/Under” (ABC Family 7 p.m.), *Kitchen Cousins “The Ellen Show/Kitchen Cousins Giveaway” (DIY 7:30 p.m.), The Great British Baking Show “Pies and Tarts” (PBS), The Fosters “Stay” (ABC Family 8 p.m.), Gotham “Welcome Back, Jim Gordon” (Fox 8 p.m.), *Shameless “The Two Lisas” (Showtime 8 p.m., 10 p.m.), *The Best Thing I Ever Ate “Sliced” (Cooking Channel 8 p.m.) With Cat Cora, The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Chasing Life “Guess Who’s Coming to Donate?” (ABC Family 9 p.m.), Jane the Virgin “Chapter Eleven” (CW 9 p.m.), Ellen’s Design Challenge “Crate Expectations” (HGTV 9 p.m.), Black Ink Crew (VH1 9 p.m.), Fried Green Tomatoes (POP 9 p.m.), Best. Ever. “Best. Burger. Ever.” (Food Network 10 p.m.), *Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Live (Palladia 11 p.m.) – Mary Lambert performs, Tea with Mussolini (Starz Cinema 11:55 p.m.), Jennifer’s Body (FXM 1 a.m.), *Girl Code (MTV 2:01 a.m./2:31 a.m.), Jack & Diane (Showcase 2:05 a.m.), *Degrassi marathon (TeenNick 4 a.m.), *Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell “Jet-Set Clientele” (Food Network 4 a.m.), *Tabatha’s Salon Takeover (Bravo 6 a.m./7 a.m.), Why We Laugh: Funny Women (Showtime2 6 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes rerun