Morning Brew – Ruby Rose: “I can’t turn girls gay”

Good morning!

Have you entered our #LoveWinsContest yet? It’s so easy and you could win a dream vacation for you and your love. We have some really fun celebrity judges lined up to decide on the finalists.

Ruby Rose is on the cover of Galore this month and inside, she talked about her celeb crushes (Madonna, Jennifer Lawrence), being compared to Justin Bieber (“Justin has tattoos and I have tattoos. But we both make fun of it.”), and how she can’t actually “turn people gay.”

“When people say to me that I turned them gay, I just laugh, because that’s not really even a possibility. It sounds like I did something against their will in the middle of the night, as if I crept into their brain and pushed the gay button, then did an evil laugh and left them to fend for themselves—newly gay and alone in the world.

I break it down like this: Did I find Channing Tatum in Magic Mike to be extremely hot? Yes! Could I now turn straight for him without having previously ever had a desire to be with a man? The answer is, nope. Haha.”


Salon takes a deep, deep look at The Rock’s “lesbian” fashion.

Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta is educating both castmates and viewers about sexuality and gender identity through Mimi Faust‘s new relationship with male-identified Chris.

Susan Sarandon said that were she alive today, Louise of Thelma & Louise might be a lesbian, which thinks would be “fabulous.”


Ninety-five Mississippi authors are speaking out against the state’s HB 1523. Also: Mississippi native Robin Roberts says the bill “hurts her soul.” A quote:

“It’s always been a deeply held belief of mine that everyone, everywhere should be treated equally.  I’m proud that my beloved mother and father taught me as a child growing up in Mississippi to focus on the many things we all have in common, not our few differences. And what we all deserve to have in common is the right to be treated equally.”

In related news, GLAAD was in Nashville yesterday to share its disapproval of Tennessee’s House Bill 1840, the same day the state passed a harmful anti-LGBT therapy bill.

Life is funny: “A 26-year-old woman married her mum’s best friend Elaine Phillips, whose husband then found love with her mother.”

The 1953 musical film Calamity Jane is vaguely lesbian.

A survey taken by Jamaica Forum of Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (J-FLAG) found that most Jamaicans would still throw their LGBT child on the street.

Germaine Greer acknowledged that she had the wrong idea about trans women when asked about her transphobic views on Q&A in Australia last night. You can watch the episode or read the full transcript on the show’s site.

This is a tragic story that involves the mother allegedly murdering her own son, and how her “lesbian lover” was said to be involved.

Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst talk with WNYC about their work as advisors on Transparent.

I was lucky enough to be a guest on KPCC’s Take Two yesterday, discussing the lesbian death trope trend.

This is what it’s like to give birth at the same time as your partner, and then have two new babies.

Today in Lesbianish TV:

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Access Hollywood Live – Guest: Serayah
Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.)

Catfish: The TV Show “Tracie & Sammie” (MTV 9 a.m.) (rerun)

Kicking & Screaming
(CMT 10 a.m.)
The View (ABC 11 a.m.)

Last Man Standing “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” (Freeform 11:30 a.m.) (rerun)
Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.)

Things You Can Tell Just By Looking at Her (MGM 1 p.m.)

Catfish: The TV Show “Whitney & Bre” (MTV 1:20 p.m.) (rerun)

The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.)

General Hospital (ABC 2 p.m.)
Finding Bigfoot: Further Evidence “Live to Squatch Another Day” (Animal Planet 2 p.m.) (rerun)
Ellen (Laff 3 p.m./3:30 p.m., 5 a.m./5:30 a.m.) (rerun)

VICE Essentials “Young and Gay in Putin’s Russia” (Viceland 4 p.m., 8 a.m.) (rerun)

Chopped “Aussie Awesome” (Food Network 6 p.m.) (rerun)

Chopped “In-Laws, In Teams!” (Food Network 8 p.m.) (rerun)
Grandfathered “Perfect Physical Specimen” (Fox 8:30 pm.) (rerun)

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

All in the Family “Cousin Liz” (Antenna TV 9:30 p.m.) (rerun)
Modern Family “Schooled” (USA 9:31 p.m.) (rerun)
Faking It “Third Wheels” (MTV 10:30 p.m.)

Saving Hope “Awakenings”/”Stand by Me” (Ion 11 p.m./12 a.m.) (rerun)

Friends “The One With the Breast Milk” (Nick 11:30 p.m.) (rerun)

Law & Order “Girl Most Likely” (We 12 a.m.) (rerun)
Archer marathon (FXX 12 a.m.)

Catfish: The TV Show “Chitara & Priscilla” (MTV 1 a.m.) (rerun)

Rules of Engagement “Goodbye Dolly” (WGN America 2:30 a.m.) (rerun)
Reaching For the Moon (TMC Xtra 5 a.m.)

Buffy “Lies My Parents Told Me”/”Dirty Girls” (Pivot 5 a.m./6 a.m.) (rerun)

House “Sleeping Dogs Lie” (USA 7 a.m.) (rerun)

(HBO Signature 8:25 a.m.)

The Art Of “Drag” (Ovation 8:30 a.m.) (rerun)
(Thanks, Roni!)