Morning Brew – Gillian Anderson would date a woman again

Good morning!

Grace Chu sent me a link to this news that the lesbian part of Fire Island was, well, on fire! No word on what started the blaze at the Ice Palace nightclub and Cherry Grove Beach Hotel.

Does Ellen look like Henry David Thoreau? It’s in the eyes.

Gillian Anderson is looking for a date, and it could be you! She tells The Telegraph she’s open to dating women, as she’s been in same-sex relationships before.

“I wouldn’t discount it. I did it before and I’m not closed to that idea. To me a relationship is about loving another human being; their gender is irrelevant.”

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What she needs, though, is someone to ask her out!

“I’m so lucky to have such great work. I’ve got a fantastic life, I have a wonderful relationship with my kids, and there’s nothing lacking, but I’m leaning towards the idea that it’s time for somebody to be brave enough to ask me out.”

Nylon has a piece from a young woman who lives in a queer rural commune.

There’s not much of Kiersey Clemons‘ character in this teaser for Dope, but at least you get the hint about what the film will be like. (Looks so good!)

Cynthia Nixon stars in Stockholm, Pennsylvania, another film that premiered at this year’s Sundance and is getting its own premiere on Lifetime on May 2. Cynthia plays the mother of a 17-year-old girl (Saoirse Ronan) who returns home to her parents after being abducted years before.


If you’ve been watching Newlyweds, you might want to know about Samantha and Laura’s web show, The Abbys.

Paula Pell stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers this week to talk about getting healthier and working on her new film, Sisters.


Fawzia Mirza is in Pakistan right now with her very queer one-woman-show, and talked about her experience there so far on a podcast called General Admission.

Actress and ally Wendi McLendon-Covey will host this year’s Lambda Legal West Coast Liberty Awards.

A lesbian writer takes Broad City to task for some of their transphobic and homophobic humor this season.

Tig Notaro talked with the Huffington Post about wanting to write something with her fiancee (who she still calls her GF, but fine!) Stephanie Allynne.

Brandi Carlile is a cover girl on this month’s Acoustic Guitar magazine.


Congrats to Aisha Moodie-Mills, who has been named the President of the Victory Fund and Institute. She’s the first woman, first black woman, first lesbian, and first black woman lesbian to become the head of a national leading LGBT organization. YES GIRL.

Lesbians are heavier drinkers than straight women in the UK.

LGBT Literature is the focus of a Texas A&M Exhibit opening April 1

San Francisco weekly talks about HER, the new lesbian dating app derived from DATTCH.

Enigma of Being Awake is a love story about two women (a choreographer and an artist) who fall for one another. Check out their Kickstarter if it sounds like something you’d want to see.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (rerun) Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.) Girl Code marathon (MTV 9 a.m., 12:05 a.m., 4 a.m.) The East (HBO2 11:45 a.m.) Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.) Buffy marathon (Pivot 1 p.m.) The L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin (Showtime2 1:30 p.m.) The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.) – Guest co-host: Wanda Sykes How I Met Your Mother “Band or DJ?” (FX 3 p.m.) (rerun) Ghost Whisperer “Slam” (Ion 4 p.m.) (rerun) Say Yes to the Dress “If You’ve Got It, Flaunt It” (TLC 5:30 p.m.) (rerun) Why We Laugh: Funny Women (Showcase 5:30 p.m.) Hart of Dixie “Bluebell” (CW 8 p.m.) Shameless “South Side Rules” (Showtime 8 p.m., 1:45 a.m.) Black Sails “XVII.” (Starz Edge 8 p.m.. Starz 11:20 p.m.) The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.) Preachers’ Daughters “Hell Hath No Fury Like a Preacher’s Daughter” (Lifetime 10:02 p.m.) Archer “Vicious Coupling”/”Once Bitten” (Comedy Central 11 p.m./11:30 p.m.) (rerun) The Walking Dead “Try” (AMC 12 a.m.) Archer marathon (FXX 12 a.m.) The Art Of “Drag” (Ovation 3:30 a.m.) (rerun) Inside Amy Schumer “Terrible People” (MTV 3:30 a.m.) (rerun) Degrassi marathon (TeenNick 4:30 a.m.) Newlyweds: The First Year “Couples Retreat”/”Weight of the World” (Bravo 6 a.m./7 Ellen “The Toast” (FX 7 a.m.) (rerun) (Thanks Roni!)