Morning Brew – Ermahgerd! The meme queen is a queer woman

Good morning! Happy Friday!

The “Ermahgerd” girl is totally dating women IRL. Vanity Fair talks with Maggie Goldenberger about the phenomenal meme she was unwittingly turned into.

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ESPN writes about how athletes celebrated Spirit Day

Great news, Chicago! Fun Home is coming next November.

But you can see Paula Vogel‘s new lesbian-themed play Indecent at the Yale Repertory Theater right now. 

Faking It showrunner/EP Carter Covington has two new shows coming to MTV. Speaking of, Slate wonders how Faking It will handle the bisexual triangle that is going to prom together and Amy’s male date who is totally not Karma.

Also coming to MTV, Scout Durwood (Funny Girls) will star in an “untitled weed project” from Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont (Can’t Hardly Wait). The out comic is set to play “Jordan, a brash, ballsy, free-wheeling force of nature whose goal is to have the biggest all-female weed delivery business in Los Angeles.”

Funny Girls - Season 1

Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher are going to star in a new half-hour show of their own on NBC’s new streaming site Seeso. The working title is Take My Wife and here’s the description:

A half hour single-cam series that follows a young married couple as elements of their domestic lives provide material for the underground stand-up showcase they co-host. Starring and executive produced by Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher. Executive produced by Scott Aukerman and David Jargowsky for Comedy Bang! Bang! Productions. Six, half-hour episodes.

Cameron will also have an hour comedy special on the digital network.

I’m going to the Killjoy Castle Lesbian: A Lesbian Haunted House tonight in Los Angeles and I can’t wait to report back on in its complete awesomeness.

This just in: Conversion therapy is not helpful to anyone. In fact, quite the opposite.

Brazil still has a lot of issues with homophobia and sexism in soccer. From a report on young Brazilian girls who are teased for playing the game:

“The biggest stigma, which is still strong in Brazil, is that girls who play soccer are lesbians or will become lesbians by playing soccer. This can lead to slurs and a lack of support from friends and families in the most conservative places.”

I’m about to start a new campaign that asks people to stop using the word “lesbian” as an insult, or for us to refuse to think it fine. It’s the next phase of asking people to stop saying “That’s gay.”

Sarah Paulson talked about this week’s American Horror Story: Hotel with Variety.

Vulture thinks Azealia Banks “trolled herself out of a career.”

EW talked with the cast of Jessica Jones and I’m basically in love with them already.

Today in Lesbianish TV: 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Celebrity Name Game – With Teri Polo

Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.)

Out & Around (Logo 9 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)

Don’t Be Tardy… marathon (Oxygen 11:30 a.m., Bravo 6 p.m.)

May (HBO Zone 12:50 p.m.)

Glastonbury Festival Hour 5 (Palladia 1 p.m.)  – the xx perform (rerun)

The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.)

Doll & Em (HBO 2:45 p.m., 5:35 a.m., HBO2 2:25 a.m.)

Sex and the City “The Cheating Curve” (E! 3:30 p.m.) (rerun)

Steven Universe “Too Far” (Cartoon 5:30 p.m.)

Survivor’s Remorse “The Date” (Starz Edge 7:05 p.m., 10 p.m., 12:30 a.m.)

Grey’s Anatomy “Old Time Rock and Roll” (ABC 8 p.m.)

The Vampire Diaries “Never Let Me Go” (CW 8 p.m.)

The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.)

Project Runway “The Runway’s in 3D!” (Lifetime 9 p.m.) – Guest judge: Mel B.

How to Get Away With Murder “Skanks Get Shanked” (ABC 10 p.m.)

Don’t Be Tardy… “Moving On, Moving Out” (Bravo 10 p.m.)

Beat Bobby Flay “Homeland” (Food Network 11 p.m.) (rerun)

Conan (TBS 12 a.m.) – Guest: Jane Lynch (rerun)

Kitchen Inferno “Milk and Cookies: Get Ready to Crumble (Food Network 4 a.m.) (rerun)

Good Luck Charlie “Down a Tree” (Disney 5:30 a.m.) (rerun)

Buffy “When She Was Bad” (Pivot 6 a.m.) (rerun)