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WCQ615 Gay Navy Reserve Lee Reinhart

Host: Amy Matheny

It is freezing in Chicago but Amy is heating up the Queercast with a review of the new show, Empire! It's hot hot hot!

Guest: Re-Enlisted Gay Navy Veteran Lee Reinhart joins Amy again on the Queercast. Lee discusses the many changes in the military since the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell. He shares his incredible story of getting re-enlisted, his first assignment, and receiving orders to go to Afghanistan as a Logistics Specialist. Lee is the President of the Chicago Chapter of AVER (American Veterans for Equal Rights). His chapter will be installing the first monument dedicated to the service of LGBT Veterans in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. They are taking donations to cover the $20,000 cost of the monument. To help, please send a check to:
American Veterans for Equal Rights (Put Monument Donation On The Memo Line)
P.O. Box 29317
Chicago, IL 60629

Music Featured on This Queercast: Empire Cast - "You're So Beautiful (White Party Version) [feat. Jussie Smolletti]" and Ed Sheeran - "Thinking Out Loud"

Photo Credit: Gay Veterans Monument

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WCQ614 The 2015 Post Oscar Show!

Host: Amy Matheny with Mitchell Fain

Amy and Mitchell give us our annual post Oscar show! They dish on the red carpet fashion, Neil Patrick Harris' hosting performance, Lady Gaga's tribute to Sound of Music, the creepiness of John Travolta, the tremendous acceptance speeches and all of the awards. It's a really big show!

Music Featured on This Queercast: Common & John Legend - "Glory (from the motion picture Selma)" and Glen Campbell - "I'm Not Gonna Miss You"

Photo Credit: Marc Solomon

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WCQ613 Marc Solomon and Winning Marriage Part Two

Host: Amy Matheny with Marc Solomon

Amy and Marc continue their dialogue on the Marriage Equality fight. They discuss humanizing stories to straight Americans to get legislation passed, Income Taxes and Social Security, state by state empowerment, and the four upcoming Supreme Court cases that will challenge state laws. Visit for more information. For Marc's touring schedule and more on his book Winning Marriage, visit

Music Featured on This Queercast: Margaret Whiting - "Time After Time" and Matt Zarley - "Somebody 4 Everybody"

Photo Credit: Marc Solomon

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WCQ612 Marc Solomon and Winning Marriage Part One

Host: Amy Matheny with Marc Solomon

Amy is excited to be speaking with her guest Marc Solomon for the next two weeks. Marc is the National Campaign Director of Freedom to Marry and has written a new book, Winning Marriage: The Inside Story of How Same-Sex Couples Took on the Politicians and Pundits - and Won. Marc gives us insight of how the marriage fight has changed over the years and how there was more than just marriage in this fight.

Music Featured on This Queercast: Madonna - "Living for Love" and Cody Simpson - "Flower"

Photo Credit: Book Cover for Winning Marriage

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WCQ611 Oscar Predictions with Richard Knight Jr.

Host: Amy Matheny with Richard Knight Jr.

Amy and Richard Knight Jr. take on the Oscar nominations! They dish on best film, director, actors, actresses, and some controversies. They share their personal predictions on most categories. Will Boyhood take the honors? What do you think? Leave us a comment!

Music Featured on This Queercast: Jim Keller - "Walk You Home" and Tegan and Sara - "Everything is AWESOME (ft. The Lonely Island)"

Photo Credit: Richard Knight Jr.

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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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