Morning Brew – Shailene Woodley falls in love with people “based on who they are”

Happy Friday!

I’m psyched to say I’ll be in Philadelphia this weekend for the 2015 LGBT Media Convening. If you care about what LGBT journalists will be talking about at all, follow along on Twitter using #LGBTMedia15. Some really great topics are being discussed this year and I will live tweet it all. (@trishbendix)

Shailene Woodley covers Elle this month and, inside, the actress repeats her mantra (she’s mentioned before) that she’s sexually fluid. 

“I’m all-loving. I fall in love with people based on who they are. I never want to love like this”—Woodley holds her arms outstretched, as if to envelop you—”I always want to love like this.” She thrusts her arms behind her back, pressing her chest forward. “Heart centered, like, ‘This is who I am! And I love you if you love me for who this person is. And if not, I’ll still love you, but I ain’t fallin’ in love with you!'” 


Slate writes about the femme renaissance that is happening. (Is it in L.A.? There are a lot of us here.)

WFMJ talked with Liz Feldman and BFF Jason Allen about their real life story that inspired One Big Happy. The Wall Street Journal gave the show a favorable review. And Liz Feldman also appeared on Ross Matthew‘s podcast, Straight Talk.

Rachel Potter‘s song “Jesus and Jezebel” is about acceptance and Rachel herself is LGBT ally.

Patheos has a great piece about a young girl coming out to her youth group.

Michelle Rodriguez talked Fast and the Furious 7 with Vibe.

Mic writes about Rad Women: A to Z, aka a book you need. Also at Mic, feminist tattoos, including mine. (Thanks Marcie!)

Mariah Carey is performing at the HRC Los Angeles gala this weekend

Lesbian couples are still being told they can’t kiss in public places. Like we need a permit for it or something.

Austin just got a little gayer! The University of Texas opened its first LGBT sorority

Just in case you happen to read this headline saying Selena Gomez might be kissing another woman in her new video, know it is very misleading. (Spoiler Alert: She kisses her own reflection in the mirror.)

Devonte Hynes and Neneh Cherry have a new music video dedicated to agender.

“When did you decide to be gay?” is really a hilarious question.

This photo from V magazine is NSFW but possibly worth it? Friday!

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.) (rerun) 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.) (rerun) Kidnapped for Christ (Showtime2 2 p.m.) Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.) (rerun) The Returned “Camille” (A&E 4 p.m.) 90210 “Clark Raving Mad” (Pop 5 p.m.) (rerun) Say Yes to the Dress “Day of Challenges” (TLC 5:30 p.m.) (rerun) 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 (rerun) 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.) (rerun) 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.) (rerun) Jack & Diane (TMC 1:45 a.m.) The Sex Monster (Showtime2 2 a.m.) Degrassi marathon (TeenNick 4:30 a.m.) Afternoon Delight (Starz Edge 5:40 a.m.) Glee “Funeral”/”Pot of Gold” (Oxygen 6 a.m./7 a.m.) (rerun) Rules of Engagement “A Wee Problem” (TBS 6 a.m.) (rerun) Ellen “The Fix-Up” (FX 7 a.m.) (rerun) Friday Night Lights “Expectations” (Pivot 7 a.m.) (rerun) CSI “XX” (USA 7 a.m.) (rerun) (Thanks Roni!)