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 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 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 

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



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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