In Ya Face
By James McKenzie and Yvette Kean.
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Explores gay, lesbian, queer, bisexual, transgender and feminist issues with interviews, music and chat.
||CleanOtter Lieffe - A collection of spoken word works||Friday 28 December 2018 Michele presents a collection of spoken word audio works by author, activist, and storyteller Otter Lieffe, a trans woman living in Berlin. Her works discuss ageism, precarity, gender, trans lives, and intersecting oppressions affecting trans women. Michele also presents an excerpt of a 2017 interview they conducted with Otter at the time of the release of her first novel Margins and Murmurations. Works in this episode include Margins and Murmurations: chapter 1, Ageism And Survival, My Gender Is Precarity, Not An Artist, and My F*****g Voice.More information at otterlieffe.com and soundcloud.com/otterlieffe.Music: 'The Park' by Body of Work feat. Otter Lieffe; 'Transito' by Zaya Barroso.Content/ trigger warning: Please be aware that this episode contains descriptions or discussions of transphobia, queerphobia, dysphoria, poverty, precarity, oppression, misogyny, violence against trans women, strong language, and sexual themes, that may be distressing to some listeners. If this episode raises questions or causes distress to you, contact Lifeline (13 11 14), Queerspace (9663 6733), or Switchboard Victoria (1800 184 527).||12/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSam Elkin, St Kilda Legal Service for LGBTIQ people | Timothy Jones, 'Going Postal' publication | Jane Green, Vixen Collective + sex worker rights||Friday 14 December 2018 December 17 is the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, a day to remember those lost this year and renew commitments to the ongoing struggle for empowerment, visibility, and rights for all sex workers.James speaks with Sam Elkin, Victoria's first dedicated LGBTIQ+ Outreach lawyer, about the LGBTIQ Legal Service, a partnership between St Kilda Legal Service and Thorne Harbour Health and its work in relation to queer family issues, discrimination, employment, social welfare, family violence, and the vital work the service provides.For more information, contact Sam Elkin via firstname.lastname@example.org.James speaks with Timothy Jones, a historian of gender, sexuality and religion, and lecturer at La Trobe University, about the same-sex marriage postal survey one year on and its implications on the queer community, the Ruddock report into religious freedom, and his writing contribution to Lifted Brow’s publication 'Going Postal'.James speaks with Jane Green, a sex worker activist and member of the Vixen Collective, about the collective’s campaign to decriminalise sex work in Victoria, the ongoing fight for sex worker rights, and the effects on sex workers resulting from Tumblr's ban of ‘explicit images’.Read Jane’s blog at sexliesducttape.me.||12/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrock Galway: Wear It Purple | William Elm: 'Spectrum'||Today is Wear It Purple Day and International Overdose Awareness Day.We speak with Brock Galway, general board member with Wear It Purple, about the significance of Wear It Purple Day, its history, why it's vital to acknowledge the day, and how it empowers young LGBTIQA+ folks' sense of solidarity. We discuss the notice of intention by the Australian government to deny a visa to American activist, politician, and former United States Army soldier Chelsea Manning. We speak with William Elm, a multi-instrumentalist and avant-composer, about his new full-length album Spectrum, his queer and indigenous influences on his music, the creative process of new track 'Wake', and Twin Peaks.See William's performance dates here. Listen and purchase Spectrum via Bandcamp.Tracks Echo and Wake, performed and composed by William Elm used with permission.||8/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr Maurice Nagington: Chem-sex | Julian Wa: 'Bloom' | Caroline Ridler: QTIPOC/ Switchboard Vic||We speak with Dr Maurice Nagington, a researcher at the University of Manchester in the UK, about his research paper ‘The paradox of chemsex: bringing people together and breaking the gay community apart’. We discuss the cultural representations of sex and drugs as they relate to gay men in film, literature and artwork, and how chemsex impacts on gay capitalism and the gay scene.Follow Dr Nagington’s work via Twitter.Content warning: This interview contains discussions and/or descriptions of drug use and/or drug paraphernalia, sex, and strong themes and language, that may be distressing to some listeners. If the content raises questions or causes distress to you, please contact Lifeline (13 11 14), DirectLine (1800 888 236), or Turning Point National Alcohol and Drug Information Service (1800 250 015).We speak with Australian musician Julian Wa, about the release of his new single ‘Bloom’, and its b-side ‘Frankensteina’. We discuss Julian’s experimental music influences, his songwriting and creative process and how it relates to his music style.Download ‘Bloom’ via Bandcamp, and listen to his 2017 self-titled debut EP here.We speak with Caroline Ridler, coordinator for the QTIPoC Project at Switchboard Victoria, about the program’s professional development and community consultation, the meaning of intersectionality, anti-racism and racial literacy, and the vital role of self-reflexivity on power and inequality for the project.Switchboard Victoria is a peer-based LGBTIQ phone counselling and referral service. If you need assistance, call 1800 184 527 (3pm - midnight), or via QLife webchat. Tracks: 'Bloom' and 'Frankensteina’, written and performed by Julian Wa.Disclaimer: In Ya Face does not condone or condemn people who use drugs for their choices. If you are concerned about your drug use or that of a friend, you can call Family Drug Support on 1300 368 186, or check out your state-based service.||8/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBen Riley, Queers Podcast | Simon Ruth, Thorne Harbour Health||James speaks with writer, journalist, and co-creator of Queers Podcast(link is external) Benjamin Riley, about queerphobia(link is external), hook up apps(link is external) like Grindr(link is external) and Scruff(link is external), intimacy, U=U/ HIV transmission, and about the creation of Queers Podcast, a fortnightly podcast tackling questions in queer politics and culture.More at queerspodcast.com(link is external). James speaks with VAC(link is external) CEO Simon Ruth, about VAC's annual If Report, global LGBTIQ discrimination, the effects of colonisation, support for queer asylum seekers, and VAC's ongoing support for LGBTIQ rights. Read the full report here.The gallery of portraits of 16 individuals from Victoria’s LGBTI and PLHIV communities can be viewed here.||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|