Morning Brew – Ellen plays “Password” on “The Tonight Show”

Good morning!

Mother Jones writes about the doc She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry and has the best title ever: “Meet the Witches, Lesbian Separatists, and Other Brave Feminists Who Shook Up the 60s and 70s.” Yes, please!

People has the first look at Coach Bieste post-transition. (Thanks Chen!)


The daughter of lesbian moms writes about her experiences in school, and how she came to realize she is incredibly lucky.

The Guardian writes about out comic Susan Calman‘s new show.

Time Out New York has a list of the the 100 Best Movie Sex Scenes of All Time.  Lesbian scenes include #98: The Watermelon Woman, #96: Desert Hearts, #77: Mulholland Drive, #75: Circumstance, #58: Bound, #45: Wild Things, #25: Shortbus, #5: Blue is the Warmest Color and #3: Persona. Boys Don’t Cry also made the list at #13!

Melissa Etheridge and Angie Harmon appear on the new season of Who Do You Think You Are? Sounds like Melissa’s family has an interesting history!

Ellen DeGeneres was on Jimmy Fallon this week, recounting how she scared Jimmy on her show recently.

Then she played with Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carrell. I love Ellen having to describe “Booty.”

Speaking of Ellen, Wanda Sykes was a guest on her show yesterday, where she talked about her adorable French-speaking twins.

Michelle Tea writes about finally having her baby for xoJane. Pictures included!

Out Mayor of Houston Annise Parker has been named one of the best mayors in the U.S. by the City Mayors Foundation. Annise said of the honor: “It’s a great honor to be recognized for doing what I love for a city that I dearly love.”

Out novelist Karelia Stetz-Waters writes about lesbian romance novels for Heroes & Heartbreakers.

ABC7 talked with out basketball players Layana White and Haley Videcki about suing Pepperdine University for discrimination.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), *Friday Night Lights “Expectations” (Pivot 9 a.m.), The Jane Austen Book Club (MoviePlex 10:45 a.m.), The View (ABC 11 a.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.), *Black Sails “X.” (Starz 4 p.m.), *Worst Cooks in America “Scared Straight Into the Kitchen” (Food Network 5 p.m.), *The Millionaire Matchmaker “The Late Bloomer and the Gay Hugh Hefner” (Bravo 7 p.m.), Grey’s Anatomy “The Bed’s Too Big Without You” (ABC 8 p.m.), Chopped “Chopped, Again!” (Food Network 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Two and a Half Men “Boompa Loved His Hookers” (CBS 9:01 p.m.), Archer “Vision Quest” (FX 10 p.m.), Portlandia “4th of July BBQs” (IFC 10 p.m.), *Shameless “A Night to Remem…Wait, What?” (Showtime 10 p.m.), *Cutthroat Kitchen “Tiki Torch-Ure” (Food Network 11 p.m.), *How I Met Your Mother “How Your Mother Met Me” (WGN America 11:30 p.m.), Nurse (Showtime Beyond 1:30 a.m.), *Will & Grace “East Side Story” (Logo 2 a.m.), *Comic View: One Mic Stand “Nikki Carr” (BET 2:35 a.m.), *Degrassi marathon (TeenNick 4 a.m.), *The Writers’ Room “Pretty Little Liars” (Sundance 4:30 a.m.),*Tabatha’s Salon Takeover (Bravo 6 a.m./7 a.m.), *House “Charity Case” (Oxygen 6 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes rerun