Morning Brew – Ellen Page covers “American Way”

Good morning! Happy Friday!

Just another reminder that tomorrow is LezBiBuy, a day where we encourage all of you to support a lesbian or bi-owned business. You can do it in person or online, and we want to hear about it so make sure to tag us using #LezBiBuy on social media. 


If you’re in NYC, you can #LezBiBuy at Patricia Field‘s holiday pop-up.

Holly Miranda covered Drake‘s “Just Hold On We’re Going Home” and results are sexy.

10 Percento is a lesbian-themed Instagram series out of Italy. (10 percent refers to “the percentage of the gay and lesbian population.”) You can watch all 75 episodes now. Here’s the first tiny episode to get you going.

Attacks against same-sex parents are based on flawed research. Out of 77 studies done on children who come from LGBT homes, only four claim that the situations were harmful. But the article points out most of the kids “came from families in which one parent was gay or had a same-sex encounter, families that had endured great stress and often split apart. So in the end, the outlier studies don’t tell us anything about same-sex parenting; they just tell us what’s long been known: Family stress and disruption are bad for kids, while stable ties are good for them.” The other 73 studies found same-sex moms and dads are pretty much the best.


Ellen Page covers American Way magazine, a publication that is in the seat pocket of every single American Airlines flight for an entire month. That means, a lot of people will be reading about being out and proud, and how she became inspired her to eventually go public about being gay.

“I was just done. It’s so toxic to just be hiding; it becomes so consuming without you even knowing it’s consuming you. You become so complacent in this reality you create. It’s like a bucket, and it’s filling up and filling up and filling up — and finally it just spills over. And I felt guilty for not being out for the LGBT community. I was like, ‘Dude, just say you’re gay.’ … If someone was like, ‘Hey, you’re never going to be in a movie ever again,’ I would have done it anyway.”


Lady Gaga is Billboard‘s woman of the year. A quote from her interview:

“Once you start being mindful and really going, ‘Do I actually want that?,’ you start to feel empowered and you find your value. I love being the annoying girl. I was a theater kid. I was in jazz band. I went to the Renaissance Faire. I was that girl who got made fun of, that nerdy girl. I believe in that girl. I believe in the integrity, intelligence and power of people like her, and I want to ignite it.”


Lesbian activist Sally Hay talked issues that the elderly LGBT community face.

Bustle recommends 11 lesbian films to watch before you see Carol. You can also watch them after you’ve seen it. 

Carol director Todd Haynes told HuffPost Live how he used silence to feel like the closet in the film.

Ilene Chaiken explains some of the Empire mid-season finale

Slate, like us, noticed Janis Joplin‘s ex-girlfriends are largely left out of the new documentary about her life.

A fantastic read: What Every Black Femme Fears When Dating a Black Butch

Bareskin Top is trying to give masculine-of-center people a comfortable bathing suit situation with their swim binders.

Robyn‘s new video with La Bagatelle Magique for “Love is Free” keeps our big lesbian crushes on her alive.

Brittany Ashley and Ashly Perez were guests on a radio show called Zach Sang and the Gang, where they talked about You Do You and other cool queer things.

Suzanne Westenhoefer talked about being a lesbian comic trailblazer with Watermark Online.

“I think the weirdest part, and I don’t want this to sound like sour grapes, but everybody in our culture, whether they’re gay or straight, think gay comedy started with Ellen DeGeneres. Meanwhile, I had been out and professional and doing it for six years by the time she did that and Lea [Delaria] for like 10 years. So you say ‘how does it fell to lay the ground work’ but we don’t feel it because we are not acknowledged in that way. That’s not how it works.”

Fran Lebowitz never runs out of opinions or wit.

The Boom Box interviews up and coming lesbian rapper Young M.A.



 Today in Lesbianish TV:

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.)

America’s Next Top Model marathon (Oxygen 9 a.m.)
Buffy marathon (Pivot 10 a.m.)
House “Charity Case” (We 10 a.m.) (rerun)

Thirteen (Sundance 10 a.m.)
Saturday Night Live “Sofia Vergara; One Direction”/”Josh Brolin; Gotye” (Comedy Central 10:11 a.m./11:17 a.m.) (rerun)
The View (ABC 11 a.m.)

Ellen (Laff 11 a.m./11:30 a.m., 4 p.m./4:30 p.m.) (rerun)

Doctor Who “A Good Man Goes to War” (BBC America 11 a.m.) (rerun)
Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.)

The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.)

Oprah: Where Are They Now? “Mel B., Yanni & An Update on the Wife Who Left Her Husband for a Woman” (OWN 2 p.m.) (rerun)
The Normal Heart (HBO Signature 2:10 p.m.)

Adventure Time (Cartoon 3 p.m./3:30 p.m.) (rerun)

Frida (IndiePlex 3:40 p.m., 10:50 p.m.)
Friday Night Lights “The Giving Tree” (Pivot 4 p.m., ESPN Classic 8 p.m.) (rerun)

May (HBO Zone 5:15 p.m.)

Kissing Jessica Stein (MoreMAX 5:35 p.m.)
Archer marathon (Comedy Central 6:45 p.m.)
Person of Interest marathon (WGN America 7 p.m.)

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

Please Like Me “Amoxicillin” (Pivot 10 p.m.)

The Walking Dead “Start to Finish” (AMC 11 p.m.)
Archer marathon (FXX 12 a.m.)

Law & Order “Panic” (Sundance 1:01 a.m.) (rerun)
Rules of Engagement “Zygote” (WGN America 2 a.m.) (rerun)
The Returned “Madame Costa” (Sundance 2:02 a.m.)
Nurse (Showtime Extreme 4:15 a.m.)

Comedy Central Presents “Carol Leifer” (Comedy Central 4:36 a.m.) (rerun)
Buffy “Bad Girls” (Pivot 5 a.m.) (rerun)

White Collar “Diminishing Returns” (USA 6 a.m.) (rerun)

Fried Green Tomatoes (Encore 6:45 a.m.)

(TMAX 6:55 a.m.)

Buffy “Fool For Love” (FX 7 a.m.) (rerun)
(Thanks Roni!)