Morning Brew – Tatum O’Neal talks coming out and wanting to be a gay icon

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Tatum O’Neal talks about falling for women in Harper’s Bazaar.

I’ve never really had any gay women icons—maybe I’ll be the next gay icon! What’s new for me is figuring out how beautiful and honest women can be with each other and how there’s a different closeness than you’ll have with any man. I hope I’ll inspire women to experiment more and try dating women if they want to. If I can help a little girl who feels trapped to come out—oh, my gosh, that would mean the world to me. There are a lot of people who might be interested in dating someone outside of what is expected for their gender, but there’s so much judgment around it from family and friends. Society gives younger women—and men, for that matter—so little choice.



Rosie O’Donnell‘s 17-year-old daughter, Chelsea, has been found after having gone missing for three days.

About Ray director Gaby Dellal tells Refinery29 about her original plan to write a story about two gay women within one family but changed it to being about a transitioning teen (Elle Fanning) and his lesbian grandma (Susan Sarandon). Elle also spoke with Out about taking on the role.


Dope is  coming to Digital HD on September 29 and DVD/Blu-Ray on October 13.


Tania Israel gives the first-ever TED Talk on bisexuality (“and beyond”).

Kristen Stewart looked smokin’ at the American Ultra premiere last night.


Queen Latifah is on the cover of Variety magazine this week, where she talks (yet again) about how she will never discuss  her love life.

“I know what I’m doing in my private life, and I know what I’m not, and I know me. And people who are not privy to that don’t know; they don’t know what they think they know.There’s a difference for me between being honest and sharing my business with people who don’t need to know my business. So why would I start doing anything differently now because of Bessie? I think it’s human nature. People have curiosity about people’s sexuality, because we’re curious about sex. I think the problem is we don’t talk about it enough. We act like sex is bad sometimes. We act like love is bad sometimes, or makes you weak somehow.”

Noted: Queen Latifah wants to talk about sex more, but not about the sex she is having.


The Guardian writes about why the young generation of Brits are rejecting labels.

NewNowNext lists 25 lesbians gay guys should know, but you could also find a new cool gal or two to follow on Instagram.

Lesbian activist Irina Fet was the victim of a homophobic attack in Moscow.

Robert and Michelle King said they weren’t trying to trick Good Wife viewers with Kalinda/Alicia’s last scene. In a new interview with EW, they attempt to explain some of their decisions but ultimately end up not offering anything other than patronizing comments about fans not understanding how TV works and how they won’t discuss “gossip.”

“What do you have to do to be bisexual?” A real question a Real Housewife asked this week. (Sonja of RHONY, if you are interested.)

Chantal Akerman‘s new film No Home Movie is inspiring some bizarre feelings at film festivals.

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (rerun) Live with Kelly & Michael – Guest: Cara Delevingne Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.) – Guest: Lily Tomlin Tammy (HBO Comedy 10:20 a.m., 8 p.m.) Will & Grace “Girl Trouble” (We 10:30 a.m.) (rerun) The View (ABC 11 a.m.) (rerun) Ellen “Hello, Dalai”/”Secrets & Ellen” (Laff 11 a.m./11:30 a.m.) (rerun) Later… with Jools Holland (Palladia 12 p.m.) – St. Vincent performs (rerun) Steven Universe (Cartoon 1 p.m./1:30 p.m.) The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.) (rerun) Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.) (rerun) Ellen “Emma”/”Like a Virgin” (Laff 4 p.m./4:30 p.m.) (rerun) Friends “The One With the Dozen Lasagnas” (TBS 5 p.m.) (rerun) Women’s International Friendly Soccer – U.S. vs. Costa Rica (ESPN2 6:55 p.m.) Catfish: The TV Show “Blaire & Markie” (MTV 7 p.m.) (rerun) Law & Order “Panic” (We 7 p.m.) (rerun) Big Brother (CBS 8 p.m.) The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.) Catfish: The TV Show “Sydney & Ayissha” (MTV 9 p.m.) (rerun) Last Comic Standing “The Semifinals – Part 1” (NBC 10 p.m.) – Wanda Sykes is the guest mentor Catfish: The TV Show “Hundra & Emily” (MTV 10 p.m.) Ray Donovan “Swing Vote” (Showtime 10 p.m.) Conan (TBS 11 p.m.) – Guest: Tig Notaro Nick Cannon Presents Wild ‘N Out “Shaquille O’Neal; Migos” (MTV2 11 p.m.) Survivor’s Remorse “How to Build a Brand”/”The Decisions” (Starz 11 p.m./11:30 p.m.) (rerun) Big Brother: After Dark (Pop 12 a.m.)​ Friends “The One With Rachel’s Big Kiss” (Nick 12:48 a.m.) (rerun) Secret Guide to Fabulous “Engagement Dinner to Remember” (Logo 2:30 a.m.) (rerun) Buffy “Hell’s Bells” (Pivot 6 a.m.) (rerun) Top Chef Boston marathon (Bravo 6 a.m.) Buffy “Beauty and the Beasts” (ABC Family 7 a.m.) (rerun) Mad About You “Guardianhood” (FXX 8 a.m.) (rerun) Biography “Kristy McNichol” (FYI 8 a.m.) (rerun) Sex and the City “Defining Moments”/”What’s Sex Got to Do With It?”/”Ghost Town” (E! 8 a.m./8:30 a.m./9 a.m.) (rerun) Packed in a Trunk (HBO Signature 8:40 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)