Morning Brew – Carrie Brownstein marries a lesbian couple with Amy Poehler’s help

Good morning!

Last night, Carrie Brownstein was in conversation with Amy Poehler at the Pasadena Presbyterian Church in Pasadena, CA as part of her book tour when an adorable couple asked if she, an ordained minister, might marry them. Congrats to Kendall Oshiro and Genevieve Hernandez, whose spontaneous and magical moment was caught on camera by someone in the crowd.

Pussy Galore was the only lesbian character to ever be part of a James Bond novel, and it turns out that author Ian Fleming believed she “only needed the right man to come along … to cure her psycho-pathological malady.” Yeah, that’s not how it works IRL so that is definitely pure fiction.


Megan Rapinoe and Christie Rampone wrote a beautiful tribute to Abby Wambach at The Players Tribune.


Sadly, Houston voters decided to repeal a law that offered broad non-discrimination protections.

In better news, it looks like Salt Lake City is getting its first ever lesbian mayor!

Lower Dens has a new lyric video for two songs: “Company” and “Société Anonyme.” 

Jess Glynne‘s new video for “Take Me Home” is very emotional.

ICYMI, Sara Gilbert impersonated Celine Dion for Halloween on The Talk, and I can’t get over it.

The People’s Choice Awards nominees are out, and Ruby Rose is up against Cara Delevingne for The Seriously Popular™ Award. Pitch Perfect 2 is nominated for a few awards, Halsey could take home Favorite Breakout Artist and Transparent takes on Orange is the New Black in Favorite Streaming Series.

Robin Roberts and her partner Amber have adopted a new dog.


Amber is sooo happy and I am too! Welcome home Lucas.#GetYourRescueOn ❤️

A photo posted by Robin Roberts (@robinrobertsgma) on

If you’re a fan of MTV Challenges, you’ll be happy to know at least one out competitor, Aneesa Ferreira, is returning for Bloodlines.

Next week on Gotham, Barbara faces off with her ex.

WNYC News has some background on Hillary Clinton‘s Gay Evolution.

Ebony offers advice on how readers should react when a loved one comes out as LGBT.

Our own Anna Pulley (we’re great at sharing!) writes a letter to her young bisexual self at Medium.

Was Chasing Amy good for the lesbian/bi community?

Ellen DeGeneres is working as a producer on a new Disney adaptation of Ursula Vernon’s book, Castle Hangnail.

It appears Uma Thurman makes a cameo in the new film Burnt as a restaurant critic who says she’s a lesbian so she “can’t remember why she slept with Adam,” aka Bradley Cooper. Yep, this movie was written and directed by men.


Have a great Hump Day!