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Windy City Gay Idol 2014 voting guide
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2014-06-18

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1. AJ, Jackhammer

Age

32

Relationship Status

Ridiculously single

Your Gay Idol?

Troy Longest ( the first out gay person I ever met

Why should you be the next Gay Idol?

"I've loved to sing since I was a child and studied musical theatre in college, but often lack confidence when asked to 'be myself' and sing ( i.e. karaoke )."

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2. ADRIAN, Jackhammer

Age

33

Relationship Status

In a relationship

Your Gay Idol?

"My older brother, who was trans and queer in the '90s when I was a teenager and coming out myself. He passed away when I was 21."

Life's soundtrack?

"Happy," by Martin Sexton

Why should you be the next Gay Idol?

"Because music and singing is my greatest love and passion."

3. JAKE, Phoenix

Age

23

Relationship Status

In a relationship

Your Gay Idol?

My lifelong friend, "Grandpa" Will

Life's soundtrack?

"No Boundaries," by Kris Allen

Why should you be the next Gay Idol?

"I'm more than just someone who loves to sing; I can also entertain with my friendly and socially confident personality."

4. VELICITY, Bobby Love's

Age

36

Relationship Status

Single

Your Gay Idol?

Divine

Life's soundtrack?

"I Believe I Can Fly," the Yolanda Adams version

Why should you be the next Gay Idol?

"Because I have all the charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent that a bitch needs to make it in this world."

5. JODI, Crew

Age

Unicorn

Relationship Status

"Currently ethically Non-Monogamous with someone else's toothbrush in my bathroom."

Your Gay Idol?

Laura Jane Grace

Life's soundtrack?

"Reasons to Not Be an Idiot," by Frank Turner

Why should you be the next Gay Idol?

"There isn't a lot of representation for gender non-conforming pansexual people like me."

6. TIMOTHY, The Sofo Tap

Age

21

Relationship Status

In a relationship

Your Gay Idol?

Melissa Etheridge

Why should you be the next Gay Idol?

"If I should happen to win, I'd use my music to help encourage other young people to follow their dreams."

7. JASON, Mary's Attic

Age

25

Relationship Status

Single but ready for the right guy.

Your Gay Idol?

Lady GaGa

Life's soundtrack?

"We Can't Stop," by Miley Cyrus

Why should you be the next Gay Idol?

"I believe I have the ability to take the title to another level and turn myself into a well-known Chicago name."

8. KATE, Mary's Attic

Age

30

Relationship Status

Single

Your Gay Idol?

Frank Ocean

Life's soundtrack?

"Like You'll Never See Me Again," by Alicia Keys

Why should you be the next Gay Idol?

Because "all of the boys and all of the girls are begging to If you seek Amy ... "

9. TEX, Jackhammer

Age

35

Relationship Status

In a committed relationship

Your Gay Idol?

Elton John

Why should you be the next Gay Idol?

"Because I love bringing everyone together through music. Having confidence in myself has brought out the best in me over time."

TRISH, 3160

Age

62

Relationship Status

Single ( and fancy free )

Your Gay Idol?

Ellen Degeneres

Why should you be the next Gay Idol?

"I have been singing since I was 12. I am self-taught and have always dreamed of making it big."

11. RAY, Phoenix

Age

33

Relationship Status

Whipped

Your Gay Idol?

Kelly Clarkson

Life's soundtrack?

Jurassic Park theme song

Why should you be the next Gay Idol?

"In high school I was voted 'friendliest.' I love people for who they are, and encourage them to accomplish their goals."

12. SIR JOHNATHAN, Mary's Attic

Age

58

Relationship Status

Recently separated

Your Gay Idol?

Somone who is admired and respected for their talent and how they present themselves.

Life's soundtrack?

"What the World Needs Now," by Dionne Warwick

Why should you be the next Gay Idol?

"I share my passion; my many talents; my dedication for rights for all, regardless of age, gender or race."

13. PAIGE, ProgressBar

Age

25

Relationship Status

In a relationship

Your Gay Idol?

Brandi Carlile and Amber Heard

Life's soundtrack?

"Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing," by Stevie Wonder

Why should you be the next Gay Idol?

"When I perform I pour my soul onto the stage. I am completely at home and myself—actually the best part of myself."


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