6 Jul 2018
In Ya Face is one of the longest-running queer radio shows in Australia, it has been on-air since 1992.
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.
James speaks with long-term LGBTI advocate and activist Alistair Lawrie, about the Ruddock review and the report into religious freedom, Minister Tehan’s push for the Religious Discrimination Act, and inherent LGBTIQ discrimination resulting from the review.
Read more of Alistair’s work at alastairlawrie.net.
James speaks with Diane Zaharis, artist and co-curator of the Wollongong Queer Arts Festival, about the festival which focuses on creating positive safe spaces for creative expression and sharing of LGBTIQA+ voices in the Illawarra (NSW) and it’s vital role for local community engagement.
The festival continues until July 22. More information here.
If you are interested in speaking with us to promote your work, an event, or to discuss social and political commentaries, contact In Ya Face's producer, Michele Vescio, on firstname.lastname@example.org.