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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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WCQ621 Illinois Cook County Clerk David Orr and the Same Sex Marriage Law One Year Later

Host: Amy Matheny

Amy is excited to dish with Illinois Cook County Clerk David Orr on gays and lesbians getting married. It's been one year since the law allowed Cook County clerks to issue marriage licenses to same sex partners.

Guest: Illinois Cook County Clerk David Orr joins Amy on the Queercast for the first time! David shares stories of his early public service, the lawsuit that allowed same sex couples to get married in Cook County and then in Illinois. David also explains what the law has done for thousands of gays and lesbians wanting to marry, and also those who entered into Civil Unions, one year after its passage. For more information visit

Music Featured on This Queercast: Frank Sinatra - "Love and Marriage" and Bette Midler - "Going to the Chapel of Love"

Photo Credit: Land of Equal

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WCQ620 The 750 Club Apartment Adoption Project with Tracy Baim

Host: Amy Matheny

Amy is excited about the weather in Chicago but warns it won't last too long. She discusses marriage equality that came to Cook County one year ago and also what will be some of the issues impacting our community and one is LGBT youth homelessness. This is an important show!

Guest: Windy City Media Group Owner Tracy Baim returns to the Queercast to discuss a new LGBT housing project with Amy. Tracy explains some of the reasons for LGBT youth homelessness, the national initiatives in the works to help homelessness, and keeping the fight strong in our movement even after marriage equality. She is overseeing the 750 Club Project which is launching in Chicago to provide private apartments for youth moving out of transitional housing. To donate to this amazing project visit To contact Tracy directly, email her at For more on El Rescate Chicago visit

Music Featured on This Queercast: North of Nine - "Can It Be You?" and Matt Zarley - "Shiny New Toy"

Photo Credit: 750 Club PR Photo

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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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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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