Morning Brew – Maria Bello and Clare Munn get cute at HRC Gala

Good morning!

Courtney Barnett is an out musician who you should know. Here she is performing on Ellen this week.

Out Pittsburgh poet Jenny Johnson is one of the 10 winners of the prestigious Whiting Award. (Thanks Jenni!)

Sarah Paulson would be totally OK with winning two Emmys for her two heads in American Horror Story: Freak Show

Journeyman Films has a short doc about corrective rape in South Africa.

TVLine is talking about Glee‘s Best and Worst Couples.

Also at TVLine, Agnes Bruckner shares a little bit of intel on her The Returned character, hot cop Nikki Banks.

Azealia Banks posed with a cat for Playboy.

A new documentary called To My Children follows same-sex parents in Montreal “in hopes of raising awareness and changing the minds of those opposed to same-sex marriage legislation abroad.”

Sometimes you love your girlfriend, but you are just “Too Full to Fuck.”

Maria Bello and Clare Munn were too adorable on the red carpet of the HRC Gala Dinner in LA the other night.

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Publisher’s Weekly has a great piece on the success of Heather Has Two Mommies. The book has now been updated with an even happier ending.

I’m going to Vegas, like, immediately.


9 Lesbian Hairstyles That Rocked the World might be a little bit of a stretch of a headline, but I still clicked it!

Liz Feldman gave AfterEllen and Dara Nai a shout-out in her Hollywood Reporter interview with former AE writer Lesley Goldberg. (That sentence was so gay!)

Alison Bechdel was featured on MarketPlace while attending SXSW this week.

Sia and No Doubt will perform at this year’s An Evening with Women at the LA LGBT Center, and Sarah Silverman will host. It’s all going down on May 16, and I can’t wait.

Evan Rachel Wood talked with The Chicago Tribune about For the Record, John Hughes.

I’m living for this official Freeheld poster.


Out has an oral history of Glee‘s pilot, including Naya Rivera talking about her first audition.

“I didn’t know anything about it when I started off. It was just another audition, and I knew that I had to sing. So I had to drive to go buy sheet music and pick out a song to sing, but other than that I didn’t know anything. Santana didn’t have any lines in the pilot, so I had to read Mercedes lines. The whole bit about not being able to get stank ass out of polyester. I auditioned twice and booked the gig.”

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show – Guests: The cast of One Big Happy The Today Show (NBC) – Guest: Ellen DeGeneres Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.) Girl Code marathon (MTV 9 a.m.) The Big Interview “Melissa Etheridge” (AXS 9:30 a.m.) (rerun) Buffy “Prophecy Girl” (Pivot 10 a.m.) (rerun) Malcolm in the Middle “Army Buddy” (IFC 10:45 a.m.) (rerun) The View (ABC 11 a.m.) – Guest co-host: Raven-Symone Grey’s Anatomy “Put Me In, Coach”/”Heart-Shaped Box” (Lifetime 1 p.m./2 p.m.) (rerun) Rosie O’Donnell: A Heartfelt Stand Up (HBO2 1:30 p.m.) Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.) (rerun) Drunk History “Sports Heroes” (Comedy Central 3:18 p.m.) (rerun) Newlyweds: The First Year “Vow or Never” (Bravo 3:28 p.m.) (rerun) Buffy marathon (Pivot 5 p.m.) Nick Cannon Presents Wild ‘N Out marathon (MTV2 5 p.m.) Pretty Little Liars “The Melody Lingers On” #PLLSocialHour (ABC Family 7 p.m.) Pretty Little Liars “I’m a Good Girl, I Am” (ABC Family 8 p.m.) The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.) The Fosters “Not That Kind of Girl” (ABC Family 9 p.m.) (rerun) Shameless “Carl’s First Sentencing” (Showtime 9 p.m.) One Big Happy “Pilot” (NBC 9:30 p.m.) Newlyweds: The First Year “Couples Retreat” (Bravo 10 p.m.) Black Sails “XVI.” (Starz 10 p.m., 1:10 a.m.) Person of Interest “Nautilus” (CBS 10:01 p.m.) (rerun) Episodes “Episode 409” (Showtime 10:30 p.m.) The Returned “Simon” (A&E 11:02 p.m.) Archer marathon (FXX 12 a.m.) The Art Of “Drag” (Ovation 1 a.m.) (rerun) Glastonbury Festival 2014 “Hour 2” (Palladia 1 a.m.) – Goldfrapp perform (rerun) Why We Laugh: Funny Women (Showcase 1:30 a.m.) Degrassi marathon (TeenNick 4:30 a.m.) (Thans Roni!)