Morning Brew – Kristen Stewart covers “DIVA”

Happy Friday!

Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance. Reading this piece from Huffington Post about the murders of trans women is one way to start your honoring of community lives lost. We lost another one just this week.

Seoul National University has elected its first-ever lesbian student body president.

Slate celebrates good lesbian cinema. They have several opinions on Carol at the link as well.

The L.A. Times talks with Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara about that little film you might have been hearing about.


Related: Cate Blanchett and the lesbian fascination. The New York Post tries to take down Patricia Highsmith in their piece “The drunk bisexual racist behind Cate Blanchett’s new movie.” By the way, “bisexual” is not a bad thing so putting it next to drunk and racist is a bit tacky, NY Post.

The New Republic celebrates Pat’s choice to give lesbians a happy ending. Bustle tells a little bit of the book’s history. Slate chats with out screenwriter Phyllis Nagy.

A lesbian at the Dallas Voice wonders if she can be high-femme if she still wears Converse.

The New York Times reviews The Summer of Sangaile.

Samira Wiley talks sexuality and visibility with Mimi.

“It’s heartbreaking to hear what you hear about so many people in the [LGBT] community—you know, everything from parents telling their children that they are going to hell, to parents literally denying who their child is. I honestly feel like that is worse [than non-acceptance], because you have gone through so much at that point to accept yourself in society, and you muster the courage to be able to come out to your parents, and it’s completely denied.” 

“I think that what comes along with my visibility is a responsibility, and I don’t take that lightly. I want to make sure that any young person or anyone really who is looking up to me—who sees a glimpse of who I am as a person—that they see no shame, that they see pride, and that I’m truly unabashed about the person that I am.”

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Wesleyan is hosting a workshop on myths and misconceptions about sex and sexuality.

Rosie O’Donnell is hoping to get a defamation suit against her dismissed.

New York Magazine has a huge piece on women in Hollywood, including several queer women, including Kimberly Peirce, Dee Rees, Lisa Cholodenko and Miranda July. A quote from Dee:

‘‘A big part of getting a ‘shot’ is about studio execs seeing themselves in you. As a woman and a black filmmaker, I’m often not that person.”
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Cara Delevingne and St. Vincent are adorable post-dinner in Malibu.
Kristen Stewart plays Coco Chanel in a new short film and InStyle talked with her about the experience. She’s also on the cover of DIVA‘s December issue where she chats about feeling happy in her life but, for those wondering, doesn’t detail any specifics on who may be involved with that. 
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Today in Lesbianish TV:
The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.)

Buffy marathon (Pivot 10 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)

Best in Show (HBO 11:15 a.m.)

Cruel Intentions (Starz Edge 11:25 a.m.)

Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.)

The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.)

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: Live (Palladia 2 p.m.) – With Mary Lambert (rerun)
Guilty Pleasures “Decadent and Delicious”/”Tale of Two Sandwiches” (Food Network 2 p.m./2:30 p.m.) (rerun)

Bones “The Bodies in the Book” (TNT 4 p.m.) (rerun)
Anger Management “Charlie Gets Romantic” (FX 4 p.m.) (rerun)

Whitney (Lifetime 4 p.m.)
V for Vendetta (HBO Zone 4:15 p.m.)

Person of Interest marathon (WGN America 7 p.m.)

Broad City “Destination: Wedding” (Comedy Central 7:56 p.m.) (rerun)
Shining a Light: A Concert For Progress on Race in America (A&E, History, Lifetime 8 p.m.) – Sia performs
Friday Night Lights “It Ain’t Easy Being J.D. McCoy” (ESPN Classic 8 p.m.) (rerun)

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

Margaret Cho: psyCHO (Showcase 9:30 p.m.)
Please Like Me “Pancakes With Faces” (Pivot 10 p.m.)

Golden Girls “Goodbye, Mr. Gordon” (Logo 11 p.m.) (rerun)

Archer (Comedy Central 11 p.m./11:30 p.m.) (rerun)
The Walking Dead “Always Accountable” (AMC 12 a.m.)

The New Adventures of Old Christine “For Love or Money” (TV Land 12:30 a.m.) (rerun)
The Returned “Morgane” (Sundance 1:05 a.m.)
Frida (Starz Cinema 1:30 a.m.)

The Arrested Development Documentary Project (Pivot 1:30 a.m.)

Afternoon Delight (Starz Comedy 3 a.m.)
May (HBO 4:25 a.m.)

The People’s Couch marathon (Bravo 6 a.m.)

White Collar “Judgment Day” (USA 6 a.m.) (rerun)
Ellen “Joe’s Kept Secret” (FX 7 a.m.) (rerun)

True Life “I’m Genderqueer” (MTV 8 a.m.)
(Thanks Roni!)