Morning Brew – Kristen Stewart talks labeling and the LGBT community

Good morning!

ICYMI, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is the baddest. She made a moving speech yesterday, announcing the U.S. Justice Department is suing North Carolina over their transphobic bathroom laws. Here’s just one part of it:

We have seen bill after bill in state after state taking aim at the LGBT community.  Some of these responses reflect a recognizably human fear of the unknown, and a discomfort with the uncertainty of change.  But this is not a time to act out of fear.  This is a time to summon our national virtues of inclusivity, diversity, compassion and open-mindedness.  What we must not do – what we must never do – is turn on our neighbors, our family members, our fellow Americans, for something they cannot control, and deny what makes them human.  This is why none of us can stand by when a state enters the business of legislating identity and insists that a person pretend to be something they are not, or invents a problem that doesn’t exist as a pretext for discrimination and harassment.

Wildfang has launched a new campaign for Women’s Rights.

Proenza Schouler’s PS I Love You (Ithigi Lithigove Yithigou) includes a same-sex couple in their celebration of relationships between women.

How I Fell in Love With Mary Jane is a short film worth your time.

Kristen Stewart talked with Variety’s Ramin Setoodeh (aka the same guy who asked Cate Blanchett if she’d ever been in a relationship with woman, and she claims misquoted her), so, of course, her sexual identity came up. Here’s what she had to say about not labeling herself:

“There’s acceptance that’s become really rampant and cool. You don’t have to immediately know how to define yourself. .. I had to have some answer about who I was. I felt this weird responsibility, because I didn’t want to seem fearful. But nothing seemed appropriate. So I was like, ‘F—k, how do I define that?’ I’m not going to. Plus, I didn’t want to f—k with other people. I didn’t want to be this example: It’s so easy. I don’t want it to seem like it was stupid for them to have a hard time.”

On not hiding from paparazzi when she’s out with female partners:

“That’s really important to me. As much as I want to protect myself, it’s not about hiding. As soon as you start throwing up so many walls, you cannot see over them yourself, so you just start isolating in a way that’s not honest. I definitely found where I’m comfortable. I don’t take credit for that. Things have really shifted in this wonderful way. I’m reaping the benefits.”

She also wants to make sure people know she is part of the LGBT community:

“I find the movement that’s occurring to be so important, that I want to be part of it. Me not defining it right now is the whole basis of what I’m about. If you don’t get it, I don’t have time for you.”


These “Lesbian Relationship Rules” are amusing.

The Daily Beast writes about bisexual women and their high risks of suicide and depression.

Congrats to Jessica Capshaw on the birth of her new baby girl.

Check out another new song from case, lang and veirs on Rolling Stone.

Lesbian MMA fighter pukes in bucket then snogs hot female presenter.” 

Human Rights Watch has a new report on Japan’s LGBT bullying problem in schools.

Kate Beckinsale says she’s “quite deeply in love” with Sarah Silverman, who happens to be dating her ex. It’s basically the real life version of Little Big Town‘s “Girl Crush.” This photo says it all.

Premiere Of Roadside Attractions' "Love And Friendship" - ArrivalsPhoto by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

Today in Lesbianish TV:

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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

Comedy Central Presents “Tig” (Comedy Central 9 a.m.) (rerun)
May (TMAX 9:55 a.m.)
The View (ABC 11 a.m.)

Below Deck Mediterranean “It’s All Greek to Me” (Bravo 12 p.m.) (rerun)

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)

House “Lucky Thirteen” (Universal HD 3 p.m., 11 p.m.) (rerun)
Friday Night Lights “It Ain’t Easy Being J.D. McCoy” (Pivot 6 p.m.) (rerun)
The Best Thing I Ever Ate “Las Vegas” (Cooking Channel 6:30 p.m.) (rerun)

Catfish: The TV Series “Whitney & Bre” (MTV 7 p.m.) (rerun)
Tammy (HBO Signature 7:20 p.m.)

The Nanny “The Rosie Show” (Logo 8:08 p.m., 11:21 p.m.) (rerun)
Grandfathered “The Cure” (Fox 8:30 p.m.)

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

Below Deck Mediterranean “Game Time” (Bravo 9 p.m.)
New Girl “Landing Gear” (Fox 9 p.m.)

Catfish: The TV Series “Paris & Tara” (MTV 9 p.m.) (rerun)

Boy Meets World “Shallow Boy” (TeenNick 9 p.m.) (rerun)
Person of Interest “Truth Be Told” (CBS 10 p.m.)

Separation Anxiety “Ashley & Maggie” (TBS 10 p.m.)
Faking It “Ex-Posed” (MTV 10:32 p.m.)

Saving Hope “Parent Trap”/”Hearts of Glass” (Ion 11 p.m./12 a.m.) (rerun)
The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (NBC 11:34 p.m.) – Guests: Tegan and Sara

Friends “The One With Rachel’s Big Kiss” (Nick 12:33 a.m.) (rerun)
Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS 12:37 a.m.) – Guest: Jane Lynch

Cougar Town “Time to Move On” (TBS 1:30 a.m.) (rerun)

This Is Where I Leave You
(MoreMAX 3:25 a.m.)
Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted (HBO Zone 3:30 a.m.)

Buffy “School Hard” (Pivot 6 a.m.) (rerun)

(Thanks, Roni!)