Morning Brew – Ireland Baldwin talks being an LGBT role model

Good morning!

Only read this interview with Ilene Chaiken if you watched last night’s Empire.


The Federalist doesn’t think lesbian literature deserves any accolades.

Ireland Baldwin told Paper she doesn’t feel like an LGBT role model.

“I wouldn’t say I’m trying to be anyone’s role model. I just support people who are true to themselves and aren’t afraid to openly be who there are and support others who are doing the same.”

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Salon writes about the North Carolina right wingers who insist they are the victims of discrimination.

A gorgeous read from author Sara Jaffe: The Moment When We Stopped Being Just Friends.

Speaking of former friends turned lovers, Stephanie and Cherell have the most beautiful engagement photos.

4-6-16-georgetown-ritz-engagement-photos-1.jpg.optimalvia Eunique Jones Photography

Freeform has officially ordered Famous in Love from Marlene King, starring Bella Thorne.

Seventeen-year-old Kansas high school student Hannah Reno received hateful homophobic death threats from two male schoolmates. The boys were suspended, but it doesn’t seem like a severe enough punishment for telling her she should “slit her throat.”

The BBC talks with Betty Melamu, the mother of a murdered lesbian in Evaton, Africa. Twenty-one-year-old Motshidisi “Pasca” Pascalina went to a party one night and never came home. Her mutilated, beaten body was found two days later.

Brigadier General Tammy Smith was the keynote speaker at George Washington University Women’s Leadership Conference, and she spoke about how coming out and living openly gay made her a better leader.

Buzzfeed asked celebs at the GLAAD Media Awards for the advice they’d give to those who are struggling with their identity.

Rachel Maddow was on Jeopardy last night to provide a clue in the “Best New Thing In The World” category, borrowed from a segment on her own show.

The horror film Home features a lesbian couple and (spoiler!) neither of them die.

Today in Lesbianish TV:

The Ellen DeGeneres Show – Guest: Brandy Clark

Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.)

Women’s International Friendly Soccer – U.S. vs. Colombia (Fox Sports 1 9:30 a.m.) (rerun)

Friday Night Lights “Expectations” (Pivot 10 a.m.) (rerun)

The View (ABC 11 a.m.)

Reaching for the Moon (TMC Xtra 11:05 a.m.)

Last Man Standing “Restaurant Opening” (Freeform 12 p.m.) (rerun)

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

(HBO Signature 1:45 p.m.)
The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.)

General Hospital (ABC 2 p.m.)

Ellen (Laff 3 p.m./3:30 p.m., 5 a.m./5:30 a.m.) (rerun)

Kissing Jessica Stein
(HBO Comedy 4:40 p.m.)
Grey’s Anatomy “I Wear the Face” (ABC 8 p.m.)

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow “Progeny” (CW 8 p.m.)

Pride (TMC Xtra 8 p.m.)

V for Vendetta (BBC America 8 p.m.)

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

The 100 “Fallen” (CW 9 p.m.)

Archer “The Handoff” (FX 10 p.m.)
Shameless “Familia Supra Gallegorious Omnia!” (Showtime 10 p.m., 1:30 a.m.)

Finding Bigfoot “Squatching on Sacred Ground” (Animal Planet 10:12 p.m.)
Friends “The One With the Dozen Lasagnas” (Nick 11:30 p.m.) (rerun)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC 12:37 a.m.) – Guest: Brandi Carlile
Rules of Engagement “Zygote” (WGN America 2:30 a.m.) (rerun)

South Park “D-Yikes” (MTV 2:30 a.m.) (rerun)
Buffy “First Date”/”Get It Done” (Pivot 5 a.m./6 a.m.) (rerun)

Catfish: The TV Show “Blaire & Markie” (MTV 6 a.m.) (rerun)
(Thanks, Roni!)