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WCQ626 Summer Movies with Richard Knight Jr.

Host: Amy Matheny with Richard Knight Jr.

Amy and Richard are dishing on all things movies! The summer is going to be huge with blockbusters, LGBT films, reboots and so much more! They also discuss HBO's Bessie starring Queen Latifah as Bessie Smith. It's a HUGE show! Follow Richard's column on Windy City Times, Knight at the Movies.

Music Featured on This Queercast: The Barden Bellas - "Cups (When I'm Gone) [Campfire Version]" and Annie the Musical - "Let's Go to the Movies"

Photo Credit: Queen Latifah in HBO's Bessie PR Photo

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WCQ625 Windy City Times is Turning 30!

Host: Amy Matheny

Amy is very excited for the celebration of Windy City Times turning 30!

Guest: Windy City Times Editor Tracy Baim joins Amy on the Queercast once again. Windy City Times is turning 30 in September and Tracy has been at the helm bringing us all the news from the LGBT community. She shares how WCT was founded and how it has grown over the years and looks ahead into the future of this amazing paper.

Music Featured on This Queercast: Samsaya - "Beginning at the End" and Kool and the Gang - "Celebration"

Photo Credit: Windy City Times new logo!

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WCQ624 The Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments for Marriage Equality

Host: Amy Matheny

Amy is discussing the Supreme Court hearing for Marriage Equality. The oral arguments have finally begun. We must wait until June for the ruling. Next show, Windy City Times is turning 30!

Guest: Midwest Regional Director of Lambda Legal Jim Bennett joins Amy on the Queercast to discuss the oral arguments. The main questions the court is asking are #1 "Is a state constitutionally obligated to marry same sex couples?" and #2 "Are states obligated to recognize another state?" Jim explains the history of federal courts overturning state bans after the Edie Windsor case and whether the Supreme Court was ready to hear these arguments. He also discusses the Plaintiffs, the lawyers arguing the cases, and the justices and which direction they seem to be leaning.

Music Featured on This Queercast: MAX - "Gibberish (feat. Hoodie Allen) and ASA - "Eyo"

Photo Credit: Love Must Win

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WCQ623 The Fabulous Elaine Dame

Host: Amy Matheny

Amy discusses the Bruce Jenner interview with Diane Sawyer. Please send us your comments if you saw the show.

Guest: Jazz Singer Elaine Dame joins her former Sweet Accord partner and friend Amy on the Queercast! Elaine is a leading jazz voice in Chicago. She has a new jazz album, You're My Thrill, and shares the story on the making of that CD and how her love of jazz began. Elaine also shares how she became a huge part of the revival of the Rainbow Room in New York City. She is hosting a benefit for the Matthew Shepard Foundation called Music for Matthew on the evening of May 6th. For tickets and more information visit

Music Featured on This Queercast: Elaine Dame - "I'm All Smiles" and "I Want To Be Happy"

Photo Credit: Music For Matthew PR Photo

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WCQ622 Steve Scott Talks Terrence McNally

Host: Amy Matheny

Amy is excited about this big show with Steve Scott and how queer theater has changed with the works of Terrence McNally.

Guest: Producer/Director Steve Scott joins Amy on the Queercast. Steve explores openly gay playwright Terrence McNally this season with Eclipse Theater Company. Steve gives us a history of Terrence McNally and the plays of his they will be producing this season, starting with Lips Together, Teeth Apart which will run until May 24th at The Athenaeum Theater. For tickets and more information visit

Music Featured on This Queercast: Oscar - "Daffodil Days" and Beth Hart - "Mechanical Heart"

Photo Credit: Terrence McNally

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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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