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They & Them

Join Devlyn Camp and Sal Gado as they cover LGBTQ news in Chicago and beyond! Their weekly podcast discusses queer news, music, pop culture, and politics, often with special guests. Come on, genderqueer!

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"The Lessons We Already Knew" w/ Jacob Tobia!

Sal is ready for the actual T. Devlyn is taking us all back to Pawnee. We celebrate our book giveaway of “Dugan’s Bistro and the Legend of the Bearded Lady” by Owen Keehnen! (Don’t forget the upcoming Bearded event at Unabridged Bookstore.)Our special guest JACOB TOBIA joins us to talk about faith, gender, and grandma fashion. Get your tickets now to their March 12 event at WeWork, in conversion with Imp Queen! They’ll be discussing their brand new memoir SISSY: A COMING-OF-GENDER STORY. It’s f*cking gorgeous. Please purchase.Check out more about Brave Space Alliance right here! They’re the first Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ Center located on the South Side of Chicago, and designed to create and provide affirming and culturally competent services for the entire LGBTQ community of Chicago. Brave Space Alliance was created to fill a gap in the organizing of and services to trans and gender-nonconforming people on the South and West Sides of Chicago.Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @theythempod theypodcast.com to submit content, suggestions, or if you are a Chicago pro-LGBTQ+ business interested in sponsoring the show!Music by Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

1hr 3mins

6 Mar 2019

Rank #1

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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!Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @theythempod theypodcast.com to submit content, suggestions, or if you are a Chicago pro-LGBTQ+ business interested in sponsoring the show!Music by Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

1hr 7mins

6 Feb 2019

Rank #2

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"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!Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @theythempod theypodcast.com to submit content, suggestions, or if you are a Chicago pro-LGBTQ+ business interested in sponsoring the show! Music by Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

1hr 15mins

27 Feb 2019

Rank #3

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Gooped LIVE!

Sal is over bored homophobes. Devlyn basically just recaps The Color Purple. Pink capitalism, Alexandra Billings, and gay gay gay librarians. Come get in Tilda’s hat with us.Polls are OPEN in every ward in Chicago for the mayoral election. Mayors have a huge influence over the queer community, so make sure your voice is heard. Click here or go to chicagoelections.com to find out where you can vote (no advance registration required).Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @theythempod Visit theypodcast.com to submit music, suggestions, guest appearances, or if you are a Chicago pro-LGBTQ+ business interested in sponsoring the show!Music by Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

55mins

20 Mar 2019

Rank #4

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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.Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @theythempod theypodcast.com to submit content, suggestions, or if you are a Chicago pro-LGBTQ+ business interested in sponsoring the show!

40mins

23 Jan 2019

Rank #5

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"Lesbians Know How to Control a Room"

Today’s episode is brought to you by Women & Children First Bookstore in Andersonville!Sal gets out the leather and lace for a spin-off. Devlyn auditions to be a pink capitalist? We both recount our odd experiences at the Stonewall Inn. WHAT COULD GO WRONG?Donate to Mujeres Latinas en Acción to support their new health center in Brighton Park! They are the longest-standing Latina organization in the country, serving to empower Latinas in Chicago through services which reflect their values and culture, and advocating on the issues that make a difference in their lives. Serving over 8,000 community residents annually, Mujeres services include after school programs for youth and teens, parent support programs, counseling, crisis intervention, and court advocacy for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, court supervised visitation for non-custodial parents, referrals to medical and financial support resources for women in need, and leadership development programs. mujereslatinasenaccion.orgJoin our Patreon now on any of our three tiers: Supportive Lady, Sugar Mother, or The Reba McEntire Level. You’ll get our new BONUS podcast “More Queers For Your Ears,” buttons, posters, Q&A videos, and more! This week’s bonus is about HBO’s new vvvv lesbian show Gentleman Jack. Queer history! Click here or go to www.patreon.com/theythempod to join now!Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @theythempod Support the show and get fun rewards and bonus episodes at patreon.com/theythempod Visit theypodcast.com to submit music, suggestions, guest appearances, or if you are a Chicago pro-LGBTQ+ business interested in sponsoring the show!Music by Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

1hr 4mins

24 May 2019

Rank #6

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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 @gerberhartPlease 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!Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @theythempod theypodcast.com to submit content, suggestions, or if you are a Chicago pro-LGBTQ+ business interested in sponsoring the show!Music by Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

49mins

20 Feb 2019

Rank #7

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gaySMR

Sal has buttons for nipples! Devlyn only has eyes for Gentleman Jack. We’re both here to preach our heterophobic message to the masses! Cuddle up with us for some queer ASMR nonsense on this rainy Chicago day.The Gay Liberation Network is hosting a benefit for transgender whistle-blower Chelsea Manning’s legal defense. She courageously exposed U.S. war crimes around the world and was recently imprisoned again by the Trump administration. Chelsea said, "I will not participate in a secret process that I morally object to, particularly one that has been historically used to entrap and persecute activists for protected political speech." The benefit will be held Saturday, May 4 at 7PM. Click here for more info to attend and/or donate!Come to Chicago House’s Scattered-Site Housing night of storytelling and music at the Hungry Brain! Get tickets here to support individuals and families who are living with HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ marginalization, poverty, homelessness, and/or gender nonconformity.Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @theythempod Visit theypodcast.com to submit music, suggestions, guest appearances, or if you are a Chicago pro-LGBTQ+ business interested in sponsoring the show!Music by Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

51mins

3 May 2019

Rank #8

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Still *N Sync

Devlyn’s new fav doctor has discovered the remedy for the gay. Sal is literally OVERFLOWING with testosterone. We’re back! and trans-er than ever!Come to Chicago House’s Scattered-Site Housing night of storytelling and music at the Hungry Brain! Get tickets here to support individuals and families who are living with HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ marginalization, poverty, homelessness, and/or gender nonconformity.Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @theythempod Visit theypodcast.com to submit music, suggestions, guest appearances, or if you are a Chicago pro-LGBTQ+ business interested in sponsoring the show!Music by Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

52mins

26 Apr 2019

Rank #9

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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.Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @theythempod theypodcast.com to submit content, suggestions, or if you are a Chicago pro-LGBTQ+ business interested in sponsoring the show!

38mins

30 Jan 2019

Rank #10