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WCQ595 Jim Bennett and a Marriage Equality Update

Host: Amy Matheny

Amy discusses the changing the landscape of marriage equality. She also shares a big announcement from Amazon Prime. Mitchell will be on next week, we promise.

Guest: Lambda Legal's Midwest Regional Director, Jim Bennett joins Amy again on the Queercast to give us a huge update on Marriage Equality. Jim sheds some light on the recent legal rulings changing the map of marriage equality states in the US. He speaks on the 7 cases the Supreme Court denied review, the lifting of stays in many states that should be happening soon, and new Federal cases being filed. To keep current on marriage equality, visit

Music Featured on This Queercast:Tinashe - "Pretend (feat. A$AP Rocky)" and Taylor Swift - "Shake It Off"


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WCQ594 Alexandra Billings and Transparent

Host: Amy Matheny with Alexandra Billings

Amy discusses Gay History Month and asks "when did you know?" She shares her own story of when she knew she was a lesbian. ALSO our own Alexandra Billings is back on the Queercast dishing on the new groundbreaking Amazon Prime show, Transparent, and her role as Davina. It's a HUGE show!

Music Featured on This Queercast:Alexandra Billings - "Some People", "Being Alive" and "Let the River Run"

Photo Credit:Transparent PR Photo

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WCQ593 The Fabulous Chely Wright Returns to the Queercast

Host: Amy Matheny

Amy is excited to have Chely Wright on the show again.

Guest: Out country singer Chely Wright returns to the Queercast! Chely tells us what she's been up to since she was last on our show. She shares many tales including a very personal story about her mother and coming out to her. Chely has launched a kick starter campaign to fund her next album. To back her new album, visit For more on Chely, visit her website at

Music Featured on This Queercast:We Are The In Crowd - "Manners" and Chely Wright - "Single White Female"

Photo Credit:Chely Wright by Laura Crosta

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WCQ592 Amy and Mitchell Take Us to the East Coast

Host: Amy Matheny with MItchell Fain

Mitchell is back on the Queercast with Amy and they take us to the beautiful East Coast! Amy shares her adventures in Provincetown, the food, the sightings of whales AND Kate Clinton! They also dish on Newport, Rhode Island and whether Amy can crack a lobster the right way. It'll make you want to make your reservations today!

Music Featured on This Queercast:Mapei - "Don't Wait" and U2 - "Volcano"

Photo Credit:Provincetown by Amy Matheny

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WCQ591 The 2014 Reeling LGBT International Film Festival

Host: Amy Matheny

Fall is officially here in Chicago. Amy is very excited about the LGBT International Film Festival coming to Chicago September 18th thru September 25th.

Guest: Reeling Program Director Alexandra Ensign joins Amy on this Queercast. Alexandra fills us in on the over 100 movies (feature length and short films) that will be included in the 32nd GLBT International Film Festival this year. Opening night will feature trans actress Michelle Hendley starring in the romantic comedy, Boy Meets Girl. There are many films for both women and men, documentaries, and the venues include the Landmark, Chicago Filmmakers and the Music Box Theater. For tickets, film schedules and more information on the weeklong festival visit

Music Featured on This Queercast:Banks - "Beggin' for Thread" and Annie the Musical - "Let's Go to the Movies"

Photo Credit:Reeling Film Festival PR Photo

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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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