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 21 September 2018 


James speaks with Andy Johnston, the writer, director and actor in one-person Melbourne Fringe play Twink Ascending. Andy talks about how the role was based on his personal experiences finding his identity in the gay community after a relationship ended and how, eventually, he discovered that the only identity that fitted was himself. Andy talks about gay apps, masculinity, body image and gender identity and how he prepared his body for the role. Twink Ascending is almost sold-out. Details


James speaks with Nathalie Kozak, who is visiting from Chile to star in the one-person Fringe play Julia, A Lesbian, directed by Allanah Avalon. Nathalie speaks about Julia’s complexities and how they impact on her intimate relationships. Nathalie discusses comic timing, female-to-female relationships and getting inside Julia’s head. Julia A Lesbian is reminiscent of a live television sitcom performed with a live studio audience and showcases the diversity of Nathalie’s acting skills. Details


James speaks with Jarryd Bartle, the Reason Party candidate for the marginal seat of Albert Park at Victoria’s state election. Jarryd talks about his progressive policies regarding drug law reform, the decriminalisation of sex work and how the major political parties’ focus on law and order is misguided, especially in relation to the hysteria being whipped up around groups of young, African men. Jarryd highlighted he is the only political candidate to talk about the looming criminalisation of the use and possession of amyl nitrate and the impacts on the LGBTIQ community. Jarryd’s campaign details 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

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