In Ya Face is probably the longest running queer radio show in Australia. The program explores gay, lesbian, bi, trans, queer, and feminist issues with interviews, music, and commentary. We speak with people engaged in stimulating and provocative projects in queer communities - whether it be activism, advocacy, the arts, their personal narratives, or anything else that grabs our attention. We give queer perspectives about current affairs, social issues, and politics; and we play eclectic tracks and love the quirk factor.
Presented by James McKenzie and Yvette Kean, and produced by Michele Vescio.
This show is created and produced on the stolen lands of the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung people of the Kulin Nation. We acknowledge sovereignty was never ceded and a treaty was never signed.
On this episode of In Ya Face, Yvette and James discuss LGBTQIA+ issues and ideas from the personal perspective of two trans women.
They first speak with artist, poet, and author Amanda Marx, about current LGBTQIA+ topics including the national postal survey on same-sex marriage, the sphere and reach of politics, the notion of equality, Marxism, trans history and narratives, and about Amanda’s own transitional journey.
Yvette and James then speak with Nikki Spunde, a stand-up performer, academic, theatre critic, and an aromantic asexual, about her new performance ‘The Lazy Show’, being a comedian, asexual healing, the national postal survey on same-sex marriage, Sydney’s Equal Love campaign and rally, and the notion of gender fluidity.