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 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. 



Friday 19 October 2018 


James speaks with Tristan Meecham, director of All The Queens Men, about Coming Out Ball, an event that honours and holds space for LGBTIQ elders who have often faced oppression and discrimination in the past when being LGBTIQ could result in imprisonment, enforced medical ‘cures’, loss of employment, and rejection. The event will happen on Thursday, October 25 at Melbourne Town Hall. Bookings


James speaks with writer Vincent Silk, about his debut novel, Sisters of No Mercy, a speculative fiction heist set in a sprawling coastal city in the aftermath of a major storm. Vincent writes fiction and nonfiction exploring possible futures and our current moment. The Melbourne book launch is happening at Hares and Hyens on October 24. Details


James speaks with Kate Foord, General manager of Queerspace, about religious freedoms and the mental health impact on the LGBTIQ communities, the public debate after the postal survey, and the role of mental health service organisations. For more information, visit Queerspace or Drummond St Services.

Content warning: If the content in this interview has raised questions or caused distress to you, please contact one of the services above, Qheadspace, or Lifeline.



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

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