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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19 April


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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 12 April 2019 


James speaks with Michael Traeger of Burnet Institute about a new study released this week (in collaboration with Alfred Health) that found an increase in STIs among almost 3000 gay and bisexual men on PrEP in Victoria. The study found condom use wasn’t a significant predictor of acquiring STIs.

More information here.

Content/trigger warning: Please be aware this interview contains descriptions and discussions about sexual activity and strong language, that may be distressing to some listeners. If this interview raises questions or causes distress to you, contact Lifeline (13 11 14) or Switchboard Victoria (1800 184 527).

James speaks with Victorian Greens LGBTI policy spokesperson, Senator Janet Rice. In a wide-ranging political interviewing focusing on LGBTIQ policy, Janet also shared her experiences being a bisexual woman in Australia’s Parliament with a gender diverse partner. Political issues discussed include: Brunei’s death penalty and her response to the petition to ban Royal Brunei airlines, discrimination at religious schools and by religious institutions, the Greens proposed Senate Inquiry into all aspects of discrimination against LGBTI people and the creation of a Minister For Equality.

James speaks with Roen Meijers from Transforming Tasmania, a gender diversity advocacy and policy reform group, about legislation passed by Tasmania’s Parliament this week that has been hailed amongst the world’s best for Trans, gender diverse and non-binary rights and social policy. Roen outlines those rights and the political dramas involving the state government’s attempts to thwart the legislation, resulting in the Speaker crossing the floor and casting the deciding vote in the Act’s favour.

Music: Bjork, Nirvana, Kate Bush, Pulp, You Am I.



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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