Good morning! I’m still not over the USA’s World Cup Win yesterday. Especially this moment with Abby Wambach and wife Sarah Huffman.
More on the game later from our bad ass World Cup recapper Emily Anderson!
Sonja Sohn played one of the most badass queer characters on TV on The Wire, and she’s joined some castmates in creating an upcoming reunion event called ReWired for Change. Sonja talked to UpRoxx about the event and playing Detective Kima Greggs. An excerpt:
“I was excited to play this black, lesbian cop because, to the best of my knowledge, at the time, there had not been a black lesbian on TV ever. And so I felt that I had an opportunity to give a face and a voice to this character, to a population of people who had not been represented in entertainment in a big way at the time. Since then, that’s changed. But I will say that the daunting part of this for me was just playing a cop. I wasn’t terribly excited about playing a cop. My relationship with cops, at that point in my life, was one that was a bit complicated and not very positive so, I wondered how I was going to… I knew that I had my work cut out for me in terms of bringing a human face to this cop. And so I stepped into a daunting task in that regard.”
Cara Delevingne was down under for the Paper Towns premiere this week where she talked with The Daily Mail about being in love with St. Vincent.
I think everyone has a right to be whoever they want to be, so I’m just very happy. I think it’s wonderful that you know, it’s being accepted more and more. Tony Abbott you better listen to the rest of the world and carry on. Go with it.
Hillary Clinton and Ellen DeGeneres want a young gay teen to know he is loved.
Aussie Senator Penny Wong is not having all the homophobia her peers are spewing in defense of traditional marriage.
Wan Qing graduated from China’s Sun Yat-Sen University this weekend and, inspired by the recent SCOTUS decision, encouraged her fellow graduates to show support of LGBT rights at the ceremony.
“Wearing a rainbow flag, I declare to the president of Sun Yat-Sen University that I have come out … I hope the legalization of gay marriage will not be the end but a starting point for equal rights.”
Congrats to cricket players Alex Blackwell and Lynsey Askew, who are getting married! Alex is Australian so they will get hitched in England, where Lynsey is from. Says Alex:
“For Lynsey and I to make this commitment is special, and while no one knows what the future holds, to have that strong foundation [of marriage] will only allow for our relationship to blossom even further. It disappoints me that it’s not a reality for us in Australia, but things are moving very quickly, and hopefully by the time we get home it’s recognised.”
The couple plan on getting married after their upcoming women’s Ashes series.
At The Daily Beast, Sally Kohn writes about The New Post-Homophobic Christianity.
Speaking of engaged Aussies, Ruby Rose says her nuptials with fiancee Phoebe Dahl will have to wait.
“When I booked Orange, I thought things were going to change a little bit and I’d be a little more busy, but obviously I underestimated it. I don’t think anyone knew that my character would be taken to so well. We want to find the time to plan the wedding, but now I think it’s going to be, like, next year. Originally it was going to be this year, but I feel like that’s a bit too ambitious.”
She plans on wearing “a tux, like a really nice fitted suit. Givenchy or a Tom Ford.”
French swimmer Melanie Hénique has come out after being the victim of a homophobic attack in Amiens where she suffered a broken nose that required surgery. Rough translation:
“It was my duty to make public the facts, not to talk about myself, but if only to help all those who dare not complain. It happens too often. I am what I am. But I’m not someone who will show it, I’m discreet. I pay attention, this is my private life and I do not spread. “
Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (rerun) The Today Show – Guest: Ruby Rose The Real – Guest: Raven-Symone (rerun) Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.) Sisterhood of Hip Hop “Run This Town” (Oxygen 9 a.m.) (rerun) The Daily Show – Guest: Taylor Schilling (Comedy Central 9:32 a.m., 6:18 p.m.) (rerun) Heroes: FIFA Women’s World Cup (Fox Sports 1 10 a.m., 5 a.m.) (rerun) Roseanne “Roseanne-Feld” (We 10:30 a.m.) (rerun) The View (ABC 11 a.m.) FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 – U.S. vs. Japan (Fox Sports 1 11 a.m.) (rerun) Faking It marathon (MTV 11 a.m.) Rosie O’Donnell: A Heart Felt Stand Up (HBO 11:45 a.m.) Tammy (HBO Signature 11:55 a.m.) Roseanne “Into That Good Night, Pt. 2” (We 12:30 p.m.) (rerun) FIFA Women’s World Cup Today – 3rd Star Special (Fox Sports 1 1 p.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.) (rerun) Dog Whisperer “Hollywood Hounds” (Nat Geo Wild 3 p.m.) – With Jillian Michaels (rerun) Our America with Lisa Ling “Pray the Gay Away?” (OWN 3 p.m.) (rerun) Friends “The One Without the Ski Trip” (TBS 4:30 p.m.) (rerun) Say Yes to the Dress “Great Gown Expectations” (TLC 4:30 p.m.) (rerun) Buffy (ABC Family 5 p.m.) (rerun) Night Court “Passion Plundered” (Encore Classic 6:30 p.m.) (rerun) Black Sails “IX.”/”X.” (Starz Edge 7 p.m./8 p.m.) (rerun) Veronica Mars “Versatile Toppings” (Pivot 7 p.m.) (rerun) Last Tango in Halifax “Season 3, Episode 2” (PBS) The Fosters “Going South” (ABC Family 8 p.m.) The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.) Chasing Life “A View From the Ledge” (ABC Family 9:01 p.m.) UnReal “Fly” (Lifetime 10 p.m.) Big Brother: After Dark (Pop 11 p.m.) Queer As Folk (Showcase 11 p.m./12 a.m.) (rerun) The Arrested Development Documentary Project (Pivot 11 p.m.) Scream: The TV Series “Pilot” (MTV 11:02 p.m., MTV2 3 a.m.) (rerun) Degrassi “Black or White” (TeenNick 11:30 p.m.) (rerun) @midnight with Chris Hardwick (Comedy Central 12:01 a.m.) – With Cameron Esposito (rerun) Jack & Diane (Showtime Beyond 12:35 a.m.) Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC 12:36 a.m.) – Guest: Taylor Schilling (rerun) Later… with Jools Holland (Palladia 2 a.m.) – St. Vincent performs (rerun) FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 – Marathon of every U.S. match (Fox Sports 1 3 a.m.) Complications “Immune Response” (USA 3:07 a.m.) (rerun) Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell “Puerto Rican Paradise” (Food Network 4 a.m.) (rerun) Law & Order: CI “Vacancy” (WGN America 4 a.m.) (rerun) Margaret Cho: Cho Dependent (Logo 4 a.m.) Classic Tennis – 1990 Wimbledon Final – Navratilova vs. Garrison-Jackson (ESPN Classic 5 a.m.) WWE Tough Enough “Swamp Stories” (USA 6 a.m.) (rerun) Buffy “Family” (Pivot 6 a.m.) (rerun) The Big Gay Sketch Show marathon (Logo 6 a.m.) Rules of Engagement “Audrey’s Shower” (TBS 6 a.m.) (rerun) A Baby Story “Baby Sipple Golcher” (Discovery Life 7:30 a.m.) (rerun) My Summer of Love (TMAX 8:10 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)