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WCQ619 Mitchell's Last Show from the Couch... for Now

Host: Amy Matheny with Mitchell Fain

Mitchell is setting sail so this is his last show from the couch with Amy. They dish on many topics including Mitchell's trip, Dolly Parton Christians, being Transgender in a restroom, and transitioning late in life. It's a HUGE show. Bon Voyage, Mitchell!

Music Featured on This Queercast: Tanlines - "Slipping Away" and Diet Cig - "Harvard"

Photo Credit: Transgender Flag

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WCQ618 To Marry or Not to Marry and (Of Course!) the Empire Finale

Host: Amy Matheny with Mitchell Fain

Amy and Mitchell opine on whether or not lesbians and gays will get married after it is nationally legal to do so. AND, obviously, they dish on the Empire Finale! Lots of chatter from the couch!

Music Featured on This Queercast: Manic Drive - "VIP (feat. Manwell Reyes)" and Meghan Trainor - "Lips Are Movin"

Photo Credit: Equality Rings via

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WCQ617 Angry Fags Director Derek Von Barham

Host: Amy Matheny

Amy is excited about the gorgeous weather in Chicago but knows it's just a tease. She also wants to know when St. Patrick's day became all about drinking? Was it always that way? Send a comment if you know the answer.

Guest: Artistic Associate of Pride Films and Plays (PFP) Derek Von Barham joins Amy on the Queercast. Derek is also the director of Jeff Recommended Angry Fags which is debuting at Steppenwolf Theatre. Derek shares what brought PFP together and the amazing year they've had in GLBT theater with Jeff Nominated Children's Hour, Some Men, Book of Merman, and celebrating women playwrights. Angry Fags will be running through April 26th. For show information, visit

Music Featured on This Queercast: Cecile Doo-Kingue - "Sweet Talkin' Devil" and Melissa Manchester - "You Gotta Love the Life (Ft. Lee Thornburg)"

Photo Credit: Angry Fags PR Photo

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WCQ616 Politics and TV Talk from the Couch

Host: Amy Matheny with Mitchell Fain

Amy and Mitchell have lots to say on this Queercast. They touch on organized religion and arguments against marriage equality, they also dish on TV shows Empire and The Fosters and the new play Mr. Burns. It's a big show from the couch!

Music Featured on This Queercast: The Random Hubiak - "The Trick (Rock Single Edit)", Wild Party - "Outright", Empire Cast - "You're So Beautiful (White Party Version) [feat. Jussie Smollett]" and Adele - "Rumour Has It"

Photo Credit: Amy and Mitchell on the Tube

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WCQ615 Gay Navy Reserve Lee Reinhart

Host: Amy Matheny

It is freezing in Chicago but Amy is heating up the Queercast with a review of the new show, Empire! It's hot hot hot!

Guest: Re-Enlisted Gay Navy Veteran Lee Reinhart joins Amy again on the Queercast. Lee discusses the many changes in the military since the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell. He shares his incredible story of getting re-enlisted, his first assignment, and receiving orders to go to Afghanistan as a Logistics Specialist. Lee is the President of the Chicago Chapter of AVER (American Veterans for Equal Rights). His chapter will be installing the first monument dedicated to the service of LGBT Veterans in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. They are taking donations to cover the $20,000 cost of the monument. To help, please send a check to:
American Veterans for Equal Rights (Put Monument Donation On The Memo Line)
P.O. Box 29317
Chicago, IL 60629

Music Featured on This Queercast: Empire Cast - "You're So Beautiful (White Party Version) [feat. Jussie Smolletti]" and Ed Sheeran - "Thinking Out Loud"

Photo Credit: Gay Veterans Monument

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Amy Off-Air - Matt Goss Performing "I Do" on The Queen Latifah Show


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Amy Off-Air - Pam Ann's Coming to Chicago!

Pam Ann: Cockpit! is coming to Chicago LIVE on May 24th at the Harris Theatre. See her personal message to all of us in Chicago!

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Lish Dish: Baby Jack

Here is Deb Pearce's new precious little bundle! Say hello to little Jack Pearce!! Congrats to Deb and her wife, LeeAnn!

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Mitchell Off Air: Pope Tweets

Paul Rudnick imagines some of the Pope's tweets here.

So funny!

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Lish Dish: Amy to Have Her Own Talk Show?

ONLY if we give her enough votes. Do you know anyone who was more suited to have her own talk show? I think this is what she was born to do. Please view her audition tape and VOTE VOTE VOTE!!! If you have a blog, please post this on it.

Tweet and Facebook Amy's link to get her as many votes as possible! Thanks, Guys!!!

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jeff s: Dear Amy: I hope your dream comes true. I think you are the best hostess of any GBLT activity. I hope all is well. Sincerely, Jeff Shapiro.


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