In Ya Face

Friday 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Explores gay, lesbian, queer, bisexual, transgender and feminist issues with interviews, music and chat.


James McKenzie and Yvette Kean.


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In Ya Face

About In Ya Face

In Ya Face is probably one of the longest running queer radio shows in Australia. The program explores LGBTIQA+, feminist, and current sociopolitical issues with interviews, music, and commentary. We speak with people engaged in stimulating and provocative projects in queer, feminist, and activist communities - whether it be political or social activism, advocacy, the arts, personal narratives, or anything else that grabs our attention. We give queer and feminist perspectives on local and international current affairs, social issues, and politics with an intersectional approach. 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 pay respect to Elders, past, present, and emerging, and acknowledge the continued resilience of First Nation peoples in the face of ongoing colonisation and settlement. We acknowledge sovereignty was never ceded, and a treaty was never signed. 



Friday 18 May 2018


Significant dates this week: IDAHoBIT (May 17), Agender Pride Day (May 19), 2018 International AIDS Candlelight Memorial (May 20), Pansexual Visibility Day (May 24).



James speaks with Living Positive Victoria’s Speakers Bureau Coordinator, Max Niggl, about the 2018 International AIDS Candlelight Memorial and its importance in reflecting on the past. They also discuss HIV stigma/ discrimination and Living Positive Victoria’s advocacy work for PLHIV. 

This is the 35th annual International AIDS Candlelight Memorial – we remember our past and prepare for our future. The 2018 International AIDS Candlelight Memorial will be held 5pm this Sunday (May 20) at Queensbridge Square. Event details.  


James then speaks with Mark Camilleri, Senior Child and Family Practitioner and Psychologist at Queerspace (Drummond Street Services), about QHealth, a counselling service for LGBTIQ+ people concerned about the impacts of their alcohol or other drug use (AOD) and how discrimination, homophobia and transphobia can contribute to AOD use.

QHealth is a free and confidential service. For more information, call 1800LGBTIQ or email

Content warning: The content in this interview contains descriptions and discussions of drug and alcohol abuse that may raise questions or distress for some listeners. Please call Lifeline (13 11 14) or DirectLine (1800 888 236) for more information.



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