Morning Brew – Janis Ian and Andrea Constand speak out against Bill Cosby

Good morning and Happy Hump Day!

Janis Ian shared a personal story about an experience she had with Bill Cosby years ago, in which he decided she wasn’t “family friendly.” An excerpt:

Cosby was right in one thing. I am gay. Or bi, if you prefer, since I dearly loved the two men I lived with over the years. My tilt is toward women, though, and he was right about that. But what an odd thing, that a black man who slept with so very many white women chose to take my possible lesbianism away from our one meeting, rather than the message I tried to get across with “Society’s Child.” How pathetic. How truly, truly pathetic.

Janis Ian And Tom Paxton Perform At City Winery

Also, one of Cosby’s accusers, Andrea Constand,  says she identifies as a lesbian and his advances toward her were not and would never be welcomed and/or consensual.

Angel Haze has a new track called “Impossible.”

Freeheld, The Danish Girl and Stonewall will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

Cleary Wolters was a guest on a show called The Security Brief this week, where she was asked how prison relationships are compared to how they’re shown on Orange is the New Black.

The film previously known as Three Generations, starring Susan Sarandon as the lesbian grandmother to a transitioning teen played by Elle Fanning, is now called About Ray. Remember that because it’s hitting select theaters September 18.

Michelle Rodriguez is always doing something fun in a bikini.

San Fransisco’s Lyon-Martin Health Services clinic is profiled in The Potero Review.

Check out the first teaser for 36 Hours, co-hosted by Kristen Kish.

The stars of Playing House, Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair, talked with Xfinity about constantly being mistaken for a lesbian couple on their show.

Brittany Snow has signed on for Pitch Perfect 3.

Elite Daily says lesbians are all the rage. This happens at least once a year, with someone reporting that gay is the new chic.

Megan Rapinoe and late tennis star Helen Hull Jacobs were inducted into the National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame in Chicago last weekend.

Paula Pell and Michelle Lawler are developing a show for HBO, and it’s about “a fallen Olympic figure skater who returns home to Massachusetts to confront her former bullish coach and her narcissistic mother who have cashed in on her success.” 

Paula Pell2015 Tribeca Film Festival - Shorts Program: Family Dynamics

Out Lower Dens frontwoman Jana Hunter writes about White Privilege and Black Lives in the Baltimore Music Scene for Pitchfork.

If you love Kittens in a Cage, you’ll enjoy these interviews with the cast and creators.

Apparently people are still using the word “gay” for things that don’t mean gay.

Wanda Sykes and Rosie O’Donnell were both recent guests on Celebrity Game Night.


i09 has a great piece about Batwoman’s story in DC’s Bombshells. (Thanks Peter!)

I don’t even know what to do with this awkward interview Cara Delevingne did with a local morning show.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (rerun) Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.) The Case Against 8 (HBO2 10:50 a.m.) The View (ABC 11 a.m.) Ellen (Laff 11 a.m./11:30 a.m., 4 p.m./4:30 p.m.) (rerun) Tea with Mussolini (IndiePlex 12:05 p.m.) Cruel Intentions (Encore Suspense 1:50 p.m.) The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.) Income Property “Future Funds Rescue” (DIY 2 p.m.) (rerun) Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.) (rerun) Roseanne “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” (Logo 3:30 p.m.) (rerun) Bully (Pivot 5 p.m., 9 p.m.) Big Brother (CBS 8 p.m.) My Grandmother’s Ravioli “Jersey Nurse Story” (Cooking Channel 8:30 p.m.) (rerun) The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.) Degrassi “The Kids Aren’t Alright, Pt. 1” (TeenNick 9 p.m.) Ray Donovan “Come and Knock on Our Door” (Showtime 10 p.m.) Nick Cannon Presents Wild ‘N Out (MTV2 11 p.m.) Friends “The One That Could Have Been, Pt. 1 & 2” (Nick 11 p.m./11:36 p.m.) (rerun) Complications “Fever” (USA 11:06 p.m., 8 a.m.) (rerun) Big Brother: After Dark (Pop 12 a.m.) Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC 12:36 a.m.) – Guests: Alison Bechdel; a performance by the cast of “Fun Home” V for Vendetta (MoreMAX 2:35 a.m.) Law & Order: SVU “Lunacy” (USA 4:04 a.m.) (rerun) The Other Shore (TMC Xtra 5 a.m.) Buffy “Bargaining, Pt. 1” (Pivot 6 a.m.) (rerun) Buffy (ABC Family 7 a.m.) (rerun) The Big Interview “Melissa Etheridge” (AXS TV 8 a.m.) (rerun) (Thanks Roni!)