Morning Brew — Author Elizabeth Gilbert opens up about finding love with a woman

Good morning Brewbies! Trish is out of town (along with the Rosewood parents) so I’m pitching in with the Brew today and tomorrow.

Salon addresses those “Hillary is a secret lesbian” rumors. 

The Washington Spirit attempted to avoid soccer star Megan Rapinoe‘s National Anthem protest by playing the song before the players hit the field, and Rapinoe was not happy about it.

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Speaking of US Soccer, Abby Wambach‘s memoir, Forward, comes out on Sept. 13th. Definitely picking this one up.



June Thomas tackles the age old question, “Why is TV Killing Its Queer Women.” Seriously, why TV, why?!



Yay for Queer Fashion. This Huffington piece celebrates design companies like dapperQ, Sharpe Suiting and more that are dressing queer and masculine of center folks in some very fine clothes. 

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If you are in the Austin, TX area, the aGLIFF (Austin Gay and Lesbian Film Festival) kicks off this weekend. You can catch awesome queer films like First Girl I Loved, Summertime and Heartland.


Rebecca Sugar, out creator of Steven Universe, has created a children’s book that stars Ruby and Sapphire and, hold on to your gems, actually features their love story. The book, called The Answer, is available now.



Eat, Pray, Love and Big Magic author Elizabeth Gilbert dropped some major news yesterday: She has fallen in love with her best friend, Rayya Elias. Gilbert opens up about her love and how Elias’ cancer diagnosis shook her to the core and made her face her deeper feelings for her best friend.

“So. Here is where we stand now: Rayya and I are together. I love her, and she loves me. I’m walking through this cancer journey with her, not only as her friend, but as her partner. I am exactly where I need to be — the only place I can be.”

Gilbert’s Facebook post is incredibly beautiful, and you can read it in full here. Elias’ prognosis is uncertain, but Gilbert decided to come out about their relationship because she wants to live openly and freely with her love now.

“For reasons of my own integrity and sanity, I need to be able to walk into any room in the world with Rayya on my arm, feeling relaxed enough to stand comfortably in simple openness about who we actually are to each other. If I can’t be my true self (whether at home in privacy, or out there in the world in public) then things will very quickly get messy and weird and stupid in my life. Sure, I could pretend that Rayya is still just my best friend, but that would be…you know… pretending. Pretending is demeaning, and it makes you weak and confused, and it’s also a lot of work. I don’t do that kind of work anymore.”

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Wishing the couple much healing and happiness.

Today in Lesbianish TV:

The Ellen DeGeneres Show – Guest: Orlando shooting survivor Tony Marrero

Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.)

Supernatural “Slumber Party” (TNT 10 a.m.) (rerun)
Bessie (HBO 10:30 a.m.)
The View (ABC 11 a.m.)

Buffy (Pivot 11 a.m.) (rerun)

Archer marathon (Comedy Central 11:24 a.m.)

Catfish: The TV Show “Sydney & Ayissha” (MTV 12:10 p.m.) (rerun)
Survivor’s Remorse “Mystery Team” (Starz 12:45 p.m., 7:30 p.m.)

General Hospital (ABC 2 p.m.)

The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.) (rerun)

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

Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 3 p.m.)

Law & Order: SVU “Lunacy” (USA 4 p.m.) (rerun)
Eulogy (HBO Comedy 4:45 p.m.)

Nick Cannon Presents Wild ‘N Out “Bella Thorne; Jadakiss” (MTV 6 p.m.) (rerun)

Chopped “Pizza Perfect” (Food Network 6 p.m.) (rerun)

Steven Universe “Last One Out of Beach City; Future Boy Zoltron” (Cartoon 7 p.m.)
Freeheld (HBO Signature 7:15 p.m.)

Clouds of Sils Maria (Showcase 7:30 p.m.)
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow “Legendary” (CW 8 p.m.) (rerun)
Rosewood “Keratin & Kissyface” (Fox 8 p.m.) (rerun)

Action Bronson Watches Ancient Aliens “Destination Orion” (Viceland 8 p.m.) – With Melissa Etheridge (rerun)
Law & Order: SVU “Mask” (USA 8 p.m.) (rerun)

Last Man Standing “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” (Hallmark 8 p.m) (rerun)


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

The $100,000 Pyramid “Teri Polo vs. Zachary Levi” (ABC 9 p.m.) (rerun)
Code Black “Love Hurts” (CBS 9:59 p.m.) (rerun)

Beat Bobby Flay “So Many Obstacles” (Food Network 10:30 p.m.) (rerun)

Friends “The One With the Dozen Lasagnas” (Nick 12 a.m.) (rerun)

Archer marathon (FXX 12 a.m.)

Side Effects (Starz Edge 1:55 a.m.)

Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC 2:07 a.m.) – Guest: Cameron Esposito
Margaret Cho: psyCHO (Showtime 4 a.m.)

The Nasty Show with Artie Lange (Showcase 4:15 a.m.) – With Gina Yashere

Buffy “Conversations With Dead People”/”Sleeper” (Pivot 6 a.m./7 a.m.) (rerun)

Steven Universe (Cartoon 6 a.m./6:30 a.m.) (rerun)

Sisterhood of Hip Hop “Hustler Musik” (Oxygen 7 a.m.)
(Thanks Roni!)