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WCQ583 The 2014 Windy City Gay Idol Trish Keporos

Host: Amy Matheny

Amy is very excited to be heading to the south and to Provincetown.

Guest: Windy City Gay Idol Winner Trish Keporos joins Amy on this Queercast. Trish shares some stories on how she started singing, being a street singer, how she decided to enter Gay Idol and how she paid her winnings forward. She will be performing at the Cabaret Project Decadence Series at Circuit Nightclub on July 25th. For tickets, visit and for more info on Trish, visit her website at

Music Featured on This Queercast: The Helio Sequence - "Let It Fall Apart" and Trish Keporos - "All The Way"

Photo Credit:Trish Keporos the Windy City Gay Idol

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WCQ582 Entertainment and Hobby Lobby with Amy and Mitchell

Host: Amy Matheny with Mitchell Fain

Mitchell and Amy have seen some amazing theater and have been enjoying some television as well. They also start a huge dialogue on the recent Supreme Court Hobby Lobby ruling and if it's a women's issue or is it something else entirely. It's a big discussion!

Music Featured on This Queercast: Roxanne - "Only You" and Adam Lambert - "If I Had You"

Photo Credit:Amy and Mitchell

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WCQ581 The Post Pride Queercast with Amy and Mitchell

Host: Amy Matheny with Mitchell Fain

Mitchell and Amy dish on Pride month, Mitchell's experience in the Pride Parade, the survival of gay bars and even the Proud Whopper of Burger King. Mitchell also gives a history lesson on the East Coast celebration of July 4th.

Music Featured on This Queercast: Jesse Thomas - "You I Want" and Jen Foster - "Broken"

Photo Credit:The Proud Whopper

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WCQ580 What the T with Alexandra Billings

Host: Amy Matheny with Alexandra Billings

Alex is bringing the T, of the GLBT, to the Queercast! Amy and Alex dish on Alex's new TV series Transparent, Rupaul's use of the word "Tranny" and a suggestion that we are having the wrong conversation. What is the right one? It's a HUGE show!

Music Featured on This Queercast: Heather Peace - "We Can Change" and Heather Small - "Proud"

Photo Credit:Laverne Cox on Time Magazine

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WCQ579 The Fabulous Crystal Bowersox

Host: Amy Matheny

Amy is super excited for the Windy City Gay Idol Finals coming this Wednesday! Lots of guest performers including Broadway legend Karen Mason, and huge prizes for you to win! $10 general admission or $25 for VIP seating. For more information visit The Back Lot Bash begins Thursday with a huge lineup. For more visit

Guest:Former American Idol contestant Crystal Bowersox joins Amy on the Queercast. Crystal dishes on her musical inspirations, being bisexual, her time on American Idol, playing Patsy Cline on stage and gives an upcoming teaser. She can be found on Facebook and Twitter but has her own site at

Music Featured on This Queercast: Ferras - "Champagne" and Crystal Bowersox - "Farmer's Daughter"

Photo Credit:Crystal Bowersox 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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