Morning Brew – Raven-Symoné talks sexuality and “Empire”

Good morning!

We’re having an AfterEllen karaoke meet-up in NYC next Wednesday. Come hang out!

Durex included a same-sex female pairing in this ad about couples connecting in the bedroom.

Fortune sent a reporter to cover Lesbians in Tech.

Brazil Ecojourneys is putting together Lesbian Surf Camp. How cool is that? (p.s. remember Curl Girls?)


Sundance winner The Summer of Sangaile has found a U.S. distributor! Strand Releasing will release the film in the summer, of course.

Outsports talked with Shannon Miller about the homophobia she has faced as an out gay hockey coach.

A mom admits she once yelled at her OB-GYN that she “shouldn’t be a lesbian” because she was being rough during delivery. (For the record, she wasn’t a lesbian.)

TheTVJunkies writes about The 100‘s cool views on sexuality. And showrunner Jason Rothenberg talked with Collider about Clexa.

Ruby Rose is heading out to sea with OlaGirls.

HyperAllergic goes inside the super cool Alison Bechdel exhibit at University of Michigan.

Speaking of Alison, here’s a fun video of the first day on rehearsal of Fun Home for Broadway.

You might not have seen them all: 7 Black Gay and Lesbian Films on Netflix.

Raven-Symoné talked to the Hollywood Reporter about her return to Empire last night, and talked about Jamal’s coming out storyline.

I think that’s what Lee Daniels does best: shining a light on stories and situations that society sweeps under the rug. People can live a long time in heterosexual relationships on the outside when they’re actually homosexual on the inside. They may come out later in their years because they were afraid or they had no one to look up to to help them, and I think having this show helps. It helps show the fluidity of sex. Nowadays I don’t really want to be labeled either way, but I want people to understand what I’m talking about. Sex is fluid, and Jamal and Olivia did have sex once!


 Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.), Girl Code marathon (MTV 9 a.m.), *Buffy “The Puppet Show” (Pivot 10 a.m.), Being John Malkovich (Showtime Beyond 10:15 a.m.), V for Vendetta (AMAX 11:55 a.m., 10:05 p.m.), *Newlyweds: The First Year “Vow or Never” (Bravo 12:23 p.m.), *Grey’s Anatomy “Free Falling”/”She’s Gone” (Lifetime 1 p.m./2 p.m.), Kidnapped for Christ (Showtime2 2 p.m.), *Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.), *The Returned “Camille” (A&E 4 p.m.), *90210 “Clark Raving Mad” (Pop 5 p.m.), *Say Yes to the Dress “Day of Challenges” (TLC 5:30 p.m.), Grey’s Anatomy “I Feel the Earth Move” (ABC 8 p.m.), *Black Sails “XV.” (Starz Edge 8 p.m.), *Cupcake Wars “Hard Rock” (Cooking Channel 8 p.m.) – With Melissa Etheridge, The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Portlandia “Dead Pets” (IFC 10 p.m.), Archer “Reignition Sequence” (FX 10 p.m.), E.D. on Air (QVC 10 p.m.), *Shameless “Uncle Carl” (Showtime 10 p.m.), *Degrassi “(You Drive Me) Crazy”/”I’ll Be Missing You” (TeenNick 10:30 p.m./11 p.m.), *Portlandia marathon (IFC 11 p.m.), *Episodes “Episode 408” (Showtime 12 a.m.), *Friends “The One With Rachel’s New Dress” (TV Land 12 a.m.), Jack & Diane (TMC 1:45 a.m.), The Sex Monster (Showtime2 2 a.m.), Degrassi marathon (TeenNick 4:30 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes rerun