Good morning. Today feels like a very somber one after waking up to the news of what happened in Orlando yesterday and trying to process it all while also trying to celebrate Pride. Other people celebrated weddings or graduations or other milestones, all trying to rectify how we go on after something like this, and I think we’re all still grieving and figuring out what will happen for our community now. This hate crime has shaken us all, and if you need any additional support or are struggling, please visit the Trevor Project. There are also vigils being held all over the country.
The Orlando Sentinel remembers the victims, including KJ Morris. There are some great videos of KJ performing as Daddy K, her drag king alter-ego, both solo and as part of her troupe the King St. Boiz. What a tragic loss of such a talented person who is being mourned by so many.
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Naomi and Lulu Freeman are still waiting to hear from friends who were inside the club.
The New York Times details the historic violence the LGBT community has faced, including at an Atlanta lesbian club in 1997.
The We Are All Women campaign is an incredible new project from The Same Difference director Nneka Onuorah.
At Women’s E News: Irish Lesbian Recounts Paralyzing Fear of Coming Out to Her Mother.
Yara Greyjoy was not a lesbian in the Game of Thrones books. Her name isn’t even Yara.
Steven Universe is being censored in Sweden for its same-sex content.
Evan Rachel Wood shares some thoughts on being bisexual and Pride month.
This is what happened at the #BuryYourGays panel at ATX over the weekend. How much that hashtag hurts right now.
Lindsey Shaw is returning to Season 7 of Pretty Little Liars. Paige McCullers will be around for “a couple of episodes in the first half of the season, beginning with episode eight.”
The Color Purple won Best Revival of a Musical at the Tonys with star Cynthia Erivo taking home Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for her queer role as Celie.
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Amber Heard and Johnny Depp are still trying to figure out the details of their separation.
This is what it’s like to be queer in Mongolia.
IndieWire enjoyed Hannah Hart‘s new film with Grace Helbig. An excerpt:
Hart is an out lesbian with a funky, asymmetrical haircut. Even if said haircut were written into the script, odds are a major studio would have cast a conventionally feminine actress and thrown a wig on her. And that’s important. Hart’s mere presence on any screen showcases alternative gender presentations, however subtle they may be.
Today in Lesbianish TV:
Pride (Showtime2 9:40 a.m., 4:15 a.m.)
Tammy (HBO Comedy 4:45 p.m.)
Veep “Camp David” (HBO2 8 p.m.)
Classic Tennis – 1982 Wimbledon Finals – Evert vs. Navratilova (ESPN Classic 2:30 a.m.) (rerun)
Saturday Night Live (Comedy Central 3:10 a.m.) (rerun)
Buffy “Anne” (Pivot 6 a.m.) (rerun)
Classic Tennis – 1983 Wimbledon Finals – Jaeger vs. Navratilova (ESPN Classic 6:30 a.m.) (rerun)
Classic Tennis – 1984 Wimbledon Finals – Evert vs. Navratilova (ESPN Classic 8 a.m.) (rerun)