Morning Brew – Tegan and Sara got awesome on the Oscars

Good morning! Did you enjoy the Oscars last night? ICYMI, here’s Tegan and Sara‘s colorful performance with The Lonely Island.

Backstage after her win, Patricia Arquette expanded on her speech about women deserving equality. Note that last line.

“It’s time for women. Equal means equal. The truth is the older women get, the less money they make. The highest percentage of children living in poverty are in female-headed households. It’s inexcusable that we go around the world and we talk about equal rights for women in other countries and we don’t. One of those superior court justices said two years ago in a law speech at a university that we don’t have equal rights for women in America and we don’t because when they wrote Constitution, they didn’t intend it for women. So the truth is even though we sort of feel like we have equal rights in America right under the surface there are huge issues at play that really do affect women. It’s time for all the women in America, and all the men that love women and all the gay people and all the people of color that we’ve all fought for to fight for us now.”

87th Annual Academy Awards - Press Room

We are women, too, so you know, we’re on your team, Patricia. Women of color, women gays….just saying.

Katy Perry wished her BFF Rihanna a happy bday with some sexy Sapphic fan art.

Jodie Foster brought her son backstage at the Broadway play Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe. 

<> on February 15, 2015 in New York City.

Pine Lake in Atlanta metro has a lesbian mayor named Kathie deNobriga, and she loves her hood.

There’s quite a high percentage of gay and lesbian folks, so it’s not unusual to see two moms pushing a stroller around the lake. It’s pretty cool. I’m gay myself, and I’ve never had any sense of not feeling safe.

Sally Kohn writes about wanting her daughter to be a lesbian.

…I’ve never for a single second regretted being gay, nor saw it as anything other than an asset and a gift. My parents were ridiculously supportive from Day One, and I had a great community of friends and mentors who made me feel unconditionally accepted. By the time my daughter comes of age, she’ll have even more of a support network, including two moms, for crying out loud.

A new movie shooting in Detroit, As the Freak Takes You, follows an omnisexual woman. Says director Ka’ramuu Kush:

“Basically the film focuses on her simultaneous relationships with three different lovers. One is a bisexual white man, one is a bi-racial lesbian woman and one is a celibate black man.”

There is a “a lesbian bushwalking and outdoor group based in the Blue Mountains” of Australia. The name: BUSH LEMONS. I love this.

Sweden’s new hip hop star is out and proud. Silvana Imam is bad ass!

“I’m a conscious rapper. I write songs about my life, and since I write through a lesbian-immigrant-woman’s perspective, it’s labeled as ‘political.’ I’m letting people know how fucked up the world is through my art. This is about my life and my own survival in this patriarchal and anti-democratic world. A woman who writes love songs to other women causes immediate chaos in most peoples’ minds? That is something you should question. and not whether I’m political or not.”

Slate details how sperm donors are winning rights and lesbian moms are losing them in some states.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Meredith Vieira Show – Guest: Wanda Sykes, Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), V for Vendetta (Cinemax 9:30 a.m.), *White Collar marathon (Universal HD 10 a.m., 2 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.), *South Beach Tow marathon (Tru TV 3 p.m), *Love It Or List It “Room for a Family” (HGTV 4 p.m.), *Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta “Double Trouble” (TLC 4 p.m.), *Chasing Life “The Big Leagues” (ABC Family 6 p.m.), *The Fosters “If You Only Knew” (ABC Family 7 p.m.), *Kitchen Crashers “Barn Door Blue Kitchen” (DIY 7:30 p.m.), The Fosters “The Silence She Keeps” (ABC Family 8 p.m.), Gotham”Red Hood” (Fox 8 p.m.), The Great British Baking Show “Patisserie” (PBS), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Chasing Life “Model Behavior” (ABC Family 9 p.m.), Ellen’s Design Challenge “From Trash to Treasure” (HGTV 9 p.m.), Black Ink Crew “Ain’t No Thing But a Chicken Wing” (VH1 9 p.m.), BET Honors (BET 9 p.m.) – With Ellen DeGeneres, K. Michelle, *Black Sails “XIII.” (Starz Edge 9 p.m., 12 a.m.), *Tiny House Hunting “Tiny Retreat in Coastal Maine” (FYI 11:01 p.m.), *Law & Order “The Taxman Cometh” (TNT 12 a.m.), *Will & Grace “Girl Trouble” (Logo 12 a.m.), *Catfish: The TV Show “Keyonnah & Bow Wow” (MTV 12:02 a.m.), Rosie O’Donnell: A Heartfelt Stand Up (HBO 12:45 a.m.), Jack & Diane (Showtime Beyond 2:25 a.m.), Chloe (Starz Edge 3:55 a.m.), *Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell “Brick Oven Battle” (Food Network 4 a.m.), Rules of Engagement “Goodbye Dolly” (TBS 6 a.m.), *White Collar “Pilot, Pt. 1” (USA 7 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes rerun