Morning Brew – “Her Story” star Jen Richards to recur on “Nashville”

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Sue Perkins is not here for the Great British Bake Off‘s move to Channel 4.

Keke Palmer‘s new video has her putting on a masculine swagger and I like it.

There’s a GoFund me account set up for a queer woman and her mother who were murdered in late August and deserve a “proper service.” Towleroad reports that the remains of Teresa Jackson and her daughter Danielle Smith were found stabbed to death in their Camden County, Missouri trailer, which was burned down in what is said to be a hate crime. (Some reports say Danielle was a lesbian, others say she identified as bisexual.)

Elena Delle Donne and Angel McCoughtry are among the players who made espnW’s all-WNBA first and second teams.

Atlanta has a new “Broadway-bound” musical about two girls who just want to go to prom together. It’s called The Prom and follows the story of “Emma, [a] teen who’s dating a closeted cheerleader—and plans to finally go public with their relationship at the school’s big night.”

Minnesota GOP Communications Chair Vickie Froelich attempted to shame out lesbian congressional candidate Angie Craig by posting a photo of her family next to a bunch of other heterosexual families and asking Facebook users to put their support behind her opponent, some straight guy named Jason.

Glamour talks with queer and bi women about discrimination. Sadly, it sounds like a lot of them have had some terrible experiences with lesbians. Sigh.

GLAAD is hosting a really cool NYC event for Bi+ Week. It’s a panel discussion on “bisexual+ representation in today’s ever-changing media landscape.”

An Irish lesbian couple was shamed out of their positions in the local church choir by a Catholic newspaper writer (jerk), but they were welcomed back in a grand way.

Blacklight tennis anyone? USTA Florida, XGLOsive LLC and the Orange Blossom Tennis Association are hosting “the first-ever black-light tennis event for LGBT players in Orlando” on October 15.

Mara Wilson came out after the Orlando Pulse tragedy, and now says she wasn’t thrilled about the response. From Vanity Fair:

“I was very upset for a few days. I was like, ‘How could I have done this?” She sighs. “It was an impulsive decision. It was definitely an impulsive, emotional decision. I did not expect it to trend on Facebook.”

Looking back, would she have done it again the same way ? Wilson doesn’t spin it: “No. Ideally, I was wishing it would be because I was dating Janelle Monáe or something.”

Carrie Brownstein‘s short film for KENZO is here. The Realest Real stars Rowan Blanchard, Natasha LyonneKim Gordon, Laura Harrier and Mahershala Ali and everyone is in an existential crisis.

Michelle Rodriguez must be stopped.

Christine and the Queens covered Beyonce‘s “Sorry” and I loved it.

Shura talks about her new album with Interview.

Her Story star (and AfterEllen Chat Room contributor!) Jen Richards has been cast on the new season of Nashville. Jen, a queer and trans-identified actress, will play “Allyson Del Lago, a tough but understanding physical therapist who helps a series regular through one of their most difficult challenges.” This is huge for the show, which has made the move to CMT and is definitely a first for the network. Now if she dates a lady, my prayers will be answered. (As long as it’s not Scarlett. Not a fan.)

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Today in Lesbianish TV:

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.)

White Collar marathon (Universal HD 9 a.m.)

Home & Family (Hallmark 10 a.m.) – Guest: Naya Rivera

America’s Next Top Model – Cycle 15 marathon (Oxygen 10:08 a.m.)
The View (ABC 11 a.m.)

Don’t Be Tardy… marathon (Bravo 11 a.m.)
Buffy (Pivot 11 a.m.) (rerun)

Happy Endings (Flix 12 p.m.)

Catfish: The TV Show “Whitney & Bre” (MTV2 12:10 p.m.) (rerun)
Gaycation With Ellen Page & Ian Daniel “Jamaica”/”Ukraine” (Viceland 1 p.m./2 p.m.) (rerun)

Project Runway “Fashion Week: Who’s In & Who’s Out” (Lifetime 1 p.m.) – Guest judge: Shay Mitchell (rerun)
The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.)

General Hospital (ABC 2 p.m.)

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

Steven Universe (Cartoon 3 p.m., 7 p.m.) (rerun)

Worst Cooks in America marathon (Food Network 3 p.m.)

True Life “I’m Genderqueer” (Logo 3:48 p.m., 6 p.m.) (rerun)

True Life “We Are Orlando” (Logo 4:24 p.m., 7 p.m.) (rerun)
Person of Interest marathon (WGN America 7 p.m.)
The IF Project (Logo 8 p.m.)

Catfish: The TV Show “Spencer & Katy” (MTV 8 p.m.) (rerun)

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

Worst Cooks in America “Celebrity: Celebrity Dish-Asters” (Food Network 9 p.m.)

Masters of Sex “Freefall” (Showtime 9 p.m.)

Don’t Be Tardy… “Eggs on Ice” (Bravo 10 p.m.)
Code Black “Blood Sport” (CBS 10 p.m.) (rerun)

Things You Can Tell Just By Looking at Her (TMC Xtra 10 p.m.)

Gaycation With Ellen Page & Ian Daniel “India” (Viceland 10:30 p.m.)

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central 11 p.m.) – Guest: Hannah Hart
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS 11:35 p.m.) – Guest: Rachel Maddow
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (Starz Cinema 11:50 p.m.)

How I Met Your Mother “Band or DJ?” (WGN America 12 a.m.) (rerun)

Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC 1:37 a.m.) – Guest: Casey Wilson
Fargo “Waiting For Dutch”/”Before The Law” (FX 2:30 a.m./3:30 a.m.) (rerun)

White Collar “Taking Stock”/”Diamond Exchange” (Universal HD 4 a.m./5 a.m.) (rerun)

Buffy “Get It Done”/”Storyteller” (Pivot 6 a.m./7 a.m.) (rerun)

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

America’s Next Top Model – Cycle 17 marathon (Oxygen 7 a.m.)
White Collar “Borrowed Time”/”Return to Sender” (Universal HD 8 a.m./9 a.m.) (rerun)
Law & Order: SVU “P.C.” (USA 8 a.m.) (rerun)
Freeheld (HBO 8:35 a.m.)