86 episodes

A true crime podcast dedicated to the discussion of indignities and injustices suffered by the Queer community. With a touch of humor and emphasis on the importance of equality and healthy coexistence, hosts Ashley and Wayne "take a deep dive into the dark side of the rainbow".

Slay Queens Podcast Ashley and Wayne

    • True Crime
    • 4.8 ‱ 63 Ratings

A true crime podcast dedicated to the discussion of indignities and injustices suffered by the Queer community. With a touch of humor and emphasis on the importance of equality and healthy coexistence, hosts Ashley and Wayne "take a deep dive into the dark side of the rainbow".

    STOP With the Medicine Cabinet Thing! Noooo! Whaaaaaaat!?

    STOP With the Medicine Cabinet Thing! Noooo! Whaaaaaaat!?

    In honor of spoopy season, Ashley and Wayne are once again SUSPENDING the Slay Queens' rules to bring you the story of Ruthie Mae McCoy, whose tragic murder inspired the flim(s) "Candyman". Source materials include https://the-line-up.com/ruthie-mae-mccoy, https://chicagoreader.com/news-politics/they-came-in-through-the-bathroom-mirror/, Reddit thread titled “Who Killed Ruthie Mae McCoy?” https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/a5vu2f/who_killed_ruthie_mae_mccoy_unresolved_murder/. 

    • 51 min
    An Epidemic of Violence With a Full Accounting That May Never Be Known

    An Epidemic of Violence With a Full Accounting That May Never Be Known

    Ashley and Wayne redo, revamp, reboot, and r - update the life and tragic death of transgender teen Nikki Kuhnhausen. Source materials include https://www.oregonlive.com/crime/2019/12/missing-vancouver-teen-was-strangled-to-death-after-suspect-found-out-she-was-transgender-police-say.html, https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/09/10/nikki-kuhnhausen-killer-sentenced-20-years/, https://www.advocate.com/exclusives/2020/7/02/transphobia-killed-her-daughter-her-legacy-lives-new-state-law, https://www.columbian.com/news/2021/sep/09/bogdanov-sentenced-to-20-years-in-murder-of-nikki-kuhnhausen/, https://people.com/crime/washington-man-convicted-murdering-transgender-teen-after-date-case-inspired-mom-to-create-change/. 

    • 32 min
    A Slow Season for Ballroom Dancing

    A Slow Season for Ballroom Dancing

    Ashley and Wayne discuss the mysteries surrounding the tragic death of Christina Cecelia (Mocon) Kettlewell "The 8 Day Bride". Source materials include https://filmdaily.co/news/eight-day-bride, https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/98t8ra/the_eight_day_bride/, https://buzzfeed-unsolved.fandom.com/wiki/The_Mysterious_Death_Of_The_Eight_Day_Bride, as well as the docu-series "Buzzfeed Unsolved" season 4, episode 3 “The Mysterious Death of the 8 Day Bride”. 

    • 51 min
    Ewww! F**K That Guy!

    Ewww! F**K That Guy!

    Ashley and Wayne discuss the senseless crimes against Kristene "Kris" Chapa and her girlfriend Mollie Olgin. Source materials include the docu-series "Unusual Suspects: Deadly Intent" season 1, episode 7 "Terror Under Moonlight", talkmurder.com/mollie-olgin/, www.kiiitv.com/article/news/local/shooting-survivor-kristene-chapa-files-500-million-lawsuit/503-431035435, www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Jury-hears-letter-during-trial-of-Helotes-man-9239295.php.

    • 34 min
    TEASER - Donna Perry (reboot)

    TEASER - Donna Perry (reboot)

    Ashley and Wayne discuss the life and crimes of "The Spokane Serial Killer" Donna Perry. Source materials include the docu-series “Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer” season 2, episode 5, abcnews.go.com/Health/transgender-woman-male-persona-serial-killer/story?id=22959423, www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/jul/24/transgender-serial-killer-donna-perry-sentenced-to/.

    • 12 min
    Death of a Porn King!

    Death of a Porn King!

    Ashley and Wayne discuss the life, career, and murder of queer porn creator/director, Bryan Charles Kocis. Source materials include "Cobra Killer: Gay Porn, Murder, and the Manhunt to Bring the Killers to Justice" by Andrew E. Stoner and Peter A. Conway, www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/death-of-a-porn-king-71027/, www.timesleader.com/news/488827/snapped-killer-couples-episode-retraces-murder-of-dallas-townships-bryan-kocis, and the biographical 2016 film "King Cobra".

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

2terrors24 ,

Dynamic Duo

Great true crime podcast! I really enjoy hearing Ashley and Wayne’s perspective on how the LGBTQ community is portrayed in true crime, especially in older cases. They being into the spotlight important issues that are still being dealt with today. They share an excellent energy that keeps it entertaining. Thanks for the content!

kalechip11 ,

🌈 Love this podcast!

These two are true professionals 🙌 I enjoyed every moment of the first episode I listened to, and I learned a lot (including that I am a doe). I’m looking forward to going back and binging their whole catalogue!

Nickeljsyhay ,

Excellent!

Ashley and Wayne are funny, smart, insightful - and this show has so much heart. They bring a warm chemistry to their presentation that makes you wish you were watching a true crime show along with them. And they clearly love the genre while also caring about the people at the center of the stories. If you love true crime podcasts that are different from all the others, then you won’t want to miss this!

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