It’s been the general idea that young people struggling for acceptance in small towns ought to move to the big city to find a more welcoming community, but for some, moving out is not best way to be out.
Our guest today is comedian Whitney Chitwood, who lives in Peoria, Illinois, the birthplace of the comedy legend Richard Pryor. Whitney has been touring the country with her comedy act and has run across quite a few LGBT people who have forsaken the big city for the rural life.
Listen as Whitney shares her story of finding queer people in out of the way places like the closeted Aaron Schock at her sister’s barn house wedding and the pressure some progressive folks feel to make their relationships open.
➤ Victor Willis, the original lead singer of the Village People is putting the group back together without the other original cast members.
➤ Comedian Amy Schumer pisses off a lot of people for asking for more money from Netflix for her comedy specials and gets it.
Hot dog dog. Thanks for chiming in on what you feel I deserve to be paid. I believe women deserve equal pay. However I don’t believe I deserve equal pay to Chris and Dave. They are legends and 2 of the greatest comics of all time. I would like to say that I have been selling out arenas these last couple years. Something a female comic has never done. That’s a big deal to me, especially because I know I do my best every night on stage for the audience and they have a good time. I didn’t ask for the same as my friends. I did ask for more than the initial offer. I will continue to work my ass off and be the best performer I can be. The reports of me “demanding” or “insisting” on equal pay to them aren’t a true. #fat #stealsjokes
➤ Lady Gaga’s new documentary has more dirt on her feud with Madonna.
➤ A man gets his twitter account suspended for sexually harassing Kellogg’s Tony the Tiger.