Morning Brew – “OITNB” stars support Danielle Brooks at opening of “The Color Purple”

Good morning! Happy Friday!

Season 2 of Transparent is available on Amazon right now, so go forth and binge!


A softball coach at Nyack College attempted to out a lesbian athlete by telling her peers there were “Lady Gagas on the team.” He also allegedly sexually harassed several others and has more than 200 charges against him.

Bisexual Ireland Baldwin interviews Baddiewinkle and things get weird. Actually they just are weird. The whole thing is weird on purpose.

Courtney Barnett reacts to her Grammy nomination for Best New Artist.

“It was weird because I had just landed from the long plane trip back to Australia, and [drummer] Dave [Mudie] read it out on his phone. We were both really tired — you know how you get on a long plane. It was weird, just like, ‘Wow! Wow! Wow!’”

Bisexual writer/critic Camille Paglia is not a Swiftie.

Tracie Thoms posed with her Rent boo Idina Menzel after seeing her in the LA production of If/Then.

Time looks at the history of the time when Patricia Highsmith was inspired to write The Price of Salt.

This is what the Christian Post believes: “Conservative author and traditional marriage advocate Ryan Anderson says that conservative Evangelicals have a harder time coming out against same-sex marriage today than gays, lesbians and transgenders have in coming out about their sexual preference or identity.” It’s so hard to be a bigot, isn’t it?

The Color Purple is wowing critics and bringing in Orange is the New Black castmates to support star Danielle Brooks

Netflix has renewed Grace & Frankie for a third season. Yay!


Bloomberg has the story of Kathy Kozachenko, the first openly gay person to run for and win elected office. She won a seat on the Ann Arbor City Council in 1974. A quote:

“Back then, everything was under discussion, so it wasn’t as big a deal as it was in later years. People called us ‘political lesbians’ versus the real lesbians who were from the town. We called ourselves political lesbians.”

Congrats to Susan S. Lanser on winning the Joan Kelly Memorial Prize for her book The Sexuality of History:  Modernity and the Sapphic, 1565-1830.

LGBT women like HuffPost Live host Alex Berg are in this video about the sexism women of all ages face on a daily basis.

The Gender Collection from Aroha Silhouettes is pretty badass. They come in estrogen, testosterone, or a combination of the two.


Wichita has a thriving LGBT community.

Miley Cyrus wants everyone to support the Happy Hippie Foundation for Christmas.

Portia de Rossi‘s wardrobe on Scandal inspired feminist artist Christen Clifford to make pussy bows.


Today in Lesbianish TV:

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.)

Buffy marathon (Pivot 10 a.m.)
This Is Where I Leave You (HBO2 10 a.m.)
The View (ABC 11 a.m.)

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

Chopped Canada “The Sweet Taste of Success” (Food Network 12 p.m.) (rerun)

Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.)
The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.)

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

Chopped “Pizza Perfect” (Food Network 3 p.m.) (rerun)

Roseanne “Ladies’ Choice” (Logo 3 p.m.) (rerun)
Ellen “Guys or Dolls”/”Social Climber” (Laff 4 p.m./4:30 p.m.) (rerun)
White Collar “Pilot, Pt. 1 & 2” (Universal HD 4 p.m./5 p.m.) (rerun)
Best in Show (HBO Comedy 6:25 p.m.)

Person of Interest marathon (WGN America 7 p.m.)
The Affair “10” (Showtime 8 p.m., 3 a.m., SHO2 10 p.m.)

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

World’s Funniest “Cat’s Entertainment” (Fox 9 p.m.) – With Fortune Feimster

The Best Thing I Ever Ate “I Ever Made For the Holidays” (Cooking Channel 9:30 p.m.) (rerun)
Please Like Me “Champagne”/”Trifle” (Pivot 10 p.m./10:30 p.m.)

Archer marathon (FXX 12 a.m.)
The Returned “Esther” (Sundance 1 a.m.)

Buffy “Choices” (Pivot 5 a.m.) (rerun)

White Collar “Honor Among Thieves” (USA 6 a.m.) (rerun)
Ellen “The Christmas Show” (FX 7 a.m.) (rerun)
The Best Thing I Ever Made “Garlic Power” (Food Network 7 a.m.) (rerun)

Buffy “Shadow” (FX 7:30 a.m.) (rerun)
(Thanks, Roni!)