Posts tagged queer Chicago
"God is a nonbinary punk, Jesus was a queer radical" w/ Owen Keehnen!

Devlyn launches their campaign to #UngenderTheOscars. Sal is already planning their Cate Blanchett “Carol” holiday party. We call on our queer community to bring back femme disco clubs!

Our special guest is LGBTQ grassroots historian Owen Keehnen! He has new book out called “Dugan’s Bistro and the Legend of the Bearded Lady,” and you can win a free copy! Look below! It’s about the 1970s Chicago disco legend and his legendary queer club. It’s super fun queer history! Owen’s event celebrating the book, the Bistro, and the Bearded Lady is March 7 at 7PM at Unabridged Bookstore. Come see rare photos of the disco legends and roll around in the glitter!

Want a free copy of the Bearded Lady book?! Share our Instagram post or Twitter post to have your name entered to win during next week’s episode! Find more of his work (including biographies of Chuck Renslow, Vernita Gray, and Jim Flint) check out owenkeehnen.com.

MUSICAL GUEST! COOL! Shane Chestnutt! Check him out right here!

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Oranges & Hurricanes & Gay People w/ Ames Hawkins

Devlyn is workshopping their Comedy Central special. Sal is trying to avoid heteros in public spaces. We’re desperate for attention, so if you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on iTunes! And even more importantly, share the show with friends who like queer stuff.

The story about Jussie Smollett has developed since we recorded. Give it a google!
If you’d like to learn more about Muxes in Oaxaca, here’s a link to one of many short documentaries on YouTube about them!

Our special guest is Ames Hawkins from the Gerber/Hart Library & Archives in Rogers Park, the largest queer archive in the Midwest! She’s a writer, artist, Associate Provost for Faculty Research and Development and an Associate Professor in the English and Creative Writing Department, co-host and co-producer of the brilliantly named scholarly podcast Masters of Text (mastersoftext.com), and board member of the freakin Gerber/Hart archives! Follow them on instagram @gerberhart

Please vote if you live in Chicago! It’s super easy and will influence your life as a queer person. Click here!
More info about mayoral candidates can be found here, and for complete coverage of the LGBTQ candidates in mayoral and aldermanic races, click right here!

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The Andi Mack News Hour!

Sal is bowing down to Janelle Monae’s pansexual pageantry. Devlyn has been GOOPED by the fake news media. We also show off our grip on the New York City council with our gay mind control powers.

Also, a shout-out to our new friends at Piece of Pie queer film podcast!
Trigger warning for a quick chat about sexual assault (involving a certain movie director).

Please vote if you live in Chicago! It’s super easy and will influence your life as a queer person. Click here!
More info about mayoral candidates can be found here.

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Post-op Realness w/ Maggie O'Keefe

We’re back with brand new Chicago queer news in our first episode since Sal’s top surgery! Devlyn is here to recap drag documentaries and scream about Janet Jackson, Sal has all the deets on their brand new nipples. Put some headphones on the monster in your pocket and join us!

Our special guest is Maggie O’Keefe! She’s running for alderman of the 40th ward in Chicago. (That’s Lincoln Square, West Ridge, Edgewater, West Andersonville.) Motivated by the 2016 election, she’s ready to take on corrupt Chicago politicians and work to make our neighborhoods more inclusive and affordable. Check out her platform at maggie2019.com!

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"A celebrity artsy fartsy guest!" w/ Scott Duff

ONE MORE “best of” episode while Sal recovers from top surgery. We’re talkin about PrEP and the cute Howard Brown music video. (Hey, Gilead, #ReleaseThePatent!!) Special guest Scott Duff from the OUT Chicago radio show joins us to talk about gay theatre teachers, our undying love of Missy Elliot, and anti-queer cults—oops, I mean churches.

We return NEXT WEEK with new post-op episodes!

Check out Scott Duff’s LGBTQ radio show every Sunday morning at 11AM on WCPT! Or listen online here.

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"I gotta meet a straight person?" w/ David Weissman

Sal starts a monthly book exchange with a bigot. Devlyn can’t shut up about Billie Jean King. We proclaim Bobby Hill a gay icon. Special guest filmmaker David Weissman joins us! David directed some fantastic queer history documentaries, like The Cockettes, We Were Here, and now Conversations with Gay Elders. We chat about David’s youth in San Francisco, Sylvester, Harvey Milk, and cruising.

Check out more of David Weissman’s work at davidweissmanfilms.com.

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"LGBT as a Checklist" w/ Transmasculine Alliance Chicago!

Sal educates the children on they/them pronouns. Devlyn rants about Miss Alice Blue Gown AKA the cops. We share a history puff moment. Special guests Nikk and Len from T-MAC: Transmasculine Alliance Chicago! They literally chased down Sal to be queer heroes, and now they’re chatting with us about their group at Center on Halsted for people assigned female at birth who identify as a trans man, transmasculine, nonbinary, or questioning their gender.

Look up info about their group here!
Or email Nikk at nikk.selik@gmail.com.

More about the Chicago Police Department shutdown of gay bars after Pride here.

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