Morning Brew – Ruby Rose is GQ Australia’s Woman of the Year

Happy Veteran’s Day! Let’s all watch Serving in Silence and support this bill that would help LGBT veterans who were discharged less than honorably from the military due to Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.

The USA show Donny! is about a talk show host who is, apparently, really into having lesbians on his show. From a review:

…believe me, every woman involved in Donny! suffers long, including any woman who actually watches this show — he throws out lots of ideas for future shows, such as“Royal Lesbians: Dukes and Dykes,” and the woman has to shake her head wearily and say, No more lesbian ideas, Donny, it’s always the lesbians with you.

No actual lesbian characters though, obviously.

Ruby Rose is on the cover of GQ Australia because she’s been named their woman of the year.


When she received her award last night, she dedicated to someone else instead, her friend Courtney whose mom recently died of breast cancer.

Ruby also posed with her mother, Katia (the resemblance!!!), and fiancee Phoebe Dahl.

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A lesbian couple flying on Qantas was asked to move seats so that an opposite-sex married couple could sit next to one another.

Broadly writes about gay men who are lesbophobic or hate women in general.

Melissa Etheridge talks about falling for wife Linda Wallem.

Australia’s “lesbian vampire killer” is a thing. 

Huffington Post chats with former actress/Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.

The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives are throwing a gala in Toronto this weekend.

Slutever interviews Natalia Leite and Alexanda Roxo about Be Here Now-ish. On if it’s a queer show:

“We like the word queer because it describes the community that we are a part of in real life and that our show exists in, where people can be open to their own individual interpretation of their sexuality and gender. The show is queer in the sense that our characters are exploring spaces that don’t fit into the heterosexual norm.”

Xfinity chatted with Marianne Jeanne Baptist, whose character was revealed to be a lesbian on Blindspot this week. We’ll post an interview with the show’s out staff writer about that and more today!

Yvonne Strahovski voices Batwoman in the new Batman: Bad Blood animated film, out on DVD on January 19. (Thanks for the tip, Peter!)

National Center for Lesbian Rights Executive Director Kate Kendall wrote about why she left the Mormon church. An excerpt:

On Thursday (Nov. 5), it was revealed that the church issued policy changes to “Handbook 1,” the guide for its lay leadership. Under the changes, same-sex couples who marry are apostates and are unwelcome in church congregations. Going further, the new policy states that the children of same-sex couples cannot be baptized in the church until they are 18 and then only if they disavow their parents. It was the gratuitously cruel and stigmatizing treatment of children that pushed me to disavow the church of my childhood. It is impossible for me to be a part of a religion that would attack its own members and punish them by denying their children involvement in the church. The move is as clever as it is draconian. Members seeking to live lives of integrity as openly LGBT people must not only leave the church, but take their children with them. It requires a particular streak of evil genius to manufacture such a “Sophie’s choice.”

Out and Around documentary makers Jenni Chang and Lisa Dazols delivered a TED Talk on LGBT life around the world.

Today in Lesbianish TV:

The Ellen DeGeneres Show


Live with Kelly & Michael – Guest: Viola Davis
Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.)


Project Runway “Fashion Week: Who’s In & Who’s Out” (Lifetime 9 a.m.) – Shay Mitchell is the guest judge (rerun)
Fried Green Tomatoes (Encore Classic 9 a.m., 10:45 p.m.)
Supernatural “LARP and the Real Girl” (TNT 10 a.m.) (rerun)

Saturday Night Live (Comedy Central 10:25 a.m./11:33 a.m.) (rerun)

The View (ABC 11 a.m.) – Guest: Margaret Cho


Ellen (Laff 11 a.m./11:30 a.m., 4 p.m./4:30 p.m.) (rerun)
Best in Show (HBO Signature 11:45 a.m.)
Law & Order: CI “Great Barrier” (We 1 p.m.) (rerun)
This Is Where I Leave You (HBO Signature 1:20 p.m., 9:30 p.m.)
Melissa Etheridge Live (AXS TV 1:40 p.m.) (rerun)
The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.)


Iron Chef America “Military Grill Battle” (Food Network 3 p.m.) (rerun)
Cruel Intentions (Starz Edge 4:20 p.m.)
Law & Order “Corner Office” (Ion 5 p.m.) (rerun)
Friday Night Lights “Expectations” (Pivot 5 p.m.) (rerun)

White Collar “Pilot, Pt. 1 & 2” (Universal HD 6 p.m./7 p.m.) (rerun)

Person of Interest marathon (WGN America 7 p.m.)
Rosewood “Quadriplegia and Quality Time” (Fox 8 p.m.)


Arrow “Lost Souls” (CW 8 p.m.)


Catfish: The TV Show “Sydney & Ayissha” (MTV 8 p.m.) (rerun)

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


Empire “True Love Never” (Fox 9 p.m.)


Code Black “Buen Abol” (CBS 10 p.m.)


American Horror Story: Hotel “Room 33” (FX 10 p.m.)

Manhattan “The World of Tomorrow” (WGN America 11 p.m.)


The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS 11:35 p.m.) – Guest: Viola Davis


V for Vendetta (HBO Signature 3:40 a.m.)
The Walking Dead “Now” (AMC 4 a.m.)

Buffy “I Only Have Eyes For You”/”Go Fish” (Pivot 5 a.m./6 a.m.) (rerun)

South Beach Tow (Tru TV 5 a.m.) (rerun)

White Collar “Judgment Day” (Universal HD 8 a.m.) (rerun)
Mad About You “Ovulation Day” (FXX 8:30 a.m.) (rerun)
(Thanks Roni!)