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WCQ610 Amy and Mitchell Dishing on the Couch

Host: Amy Matheny with Mitchell Fain

Amy and Mitchell are on the couch with lots to say. They congratulate Alexandra Billings on the Golden Globe win for Transparent, acknowledge the generosity of Jeffrey Tambor, and Mitchell shares an Alex story. They also discuss Selma, MLK Day, Coleman Domingo, Billy Crystal's remarks on gay representation in film and Mitchell's response to him, and the upcoming Supreme Court gay marriage hearings. This show is chock-full of goodness, don't miss it!

Music Featured on This Queercast: Michaela Anne - "I Ain't For You" and Labelle - "Medley: Something In The Air/ The Revolution Will Not Be Televised"

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WCQ609 Kelli Simpkins and Standing Underneath Night and Day

Host: Amy Matheny

Amy is excited about the Supreme Court hearing the cases of four same sex marriages. She is also very excited about our guest Kelli Simpkins today and the topic of our youth and elderly LGBTQIA members.

Guest: Kelli Simpkins returns to the Queercast! Kelli speaks with Amy about her newest project, Standing Underneath Night and Day, with About Face Theatre. Over 50 people were interviewed who lent their voices to those who have no voice. Homophobia, isolation, bullying and social media will be topics covered in this workshop. The reading will take place at the Center of Halsted on January 24th and 25th. For tickets visit

Music Featured on This Queercast: Ultimate Painting - "Talking Central Park Blues" and The Underscore Orkestra - "Swing Gitane"

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WCQ608 Looking Ahead into 2015 with Miss Cleo

Host: Amy Matheny with Miss Cleo Harris

Miss Cleo and Amy discuss the creative changes upon us for 2015. The gals dish on seeking out knowledge, closing schisms, integrating ideas, taking back our financial power and investing in our communities. Cleo is also saying a window will be opening for technology savvy people as things are changing. Solar flares and weather are also topics covered in this big look ahead!

Music Featured on This Queercast: Fall Out Boy - "Uma Thurman" and WALK THE MOON - "Shut Up and Dance"

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WCQ607 Miss Cleo Looking Back on 2014

Host: Amy Matheny with Miss Cleo Harris

Amy and Cleo take us through 2014. Cleo talks about Florida and Marriage equality, adoption and families. They also discuss the new initiative Trans Action Florida, Obama's record in 2014, what Cleo thought of 2014 and a sneak peek into what is in store for 2015.

Music Featured on This Queercast: Mark Ronson - "Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)" and Sara Bareilles - "King of Anything"

Photo Credit: Miss Cleo Harris

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WCQ606 The 2014 Year in Review Part 2

Host: Amy Matheny with Andrew Davis and Matt Simonette

Amy, Andrew and Matt continue their Year in Review for 2014 GLBT news stories. They discuss Chicago and Illinois politics, pop culture, celebrity deaths (including Philip Seymore Hoffman, Robin Williams and Joan Rivers), new movies, Transparent, Neil Patrick Harris, Lavern Cox and much more! Ms. Cleo is up next week with her 2015 prediction show. Don't miss out!

Music Featured on This Queercast: Glenn Miller - "Auld Lang Syne (New Years Eve Song)" and Bonnie Raitt - "Nick of Time"

Photo Credit: Keep Calm by Di Stuercke

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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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