Queering The Air

Sunday 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Critically engaged queer commentary.

Queering the Air collective


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Sunday, 31 January 2021

Content warning: Please be aware that this episode contains descriptions and discussions of discrimination towards queer people, othering, Islamophobia, sex, and religion. If this is a trigger for you, please contact Lifeline (13 11 14), Switchboard Victoria (1800 184 527), or contact your state-based service.


Michele Vescio speaks with Niveen Abdelatty, a queer Muslim woman of colour and a politically charged DJ and musician, about her queer history through the lens of intersectionality and disidentification; we also unpack discussions on decolonising information and education in the context of queer history within broad LGBTIQA+ identities and communities. 


Tracklisting: 'Disjointed' by Candy Royalle, 'A Deeper Love' (Sixty Feet Deep remix) by Aretha Franklin


Research resources:

Decolonizing Queer Time: A Critique of Anachronism in Latin@ Writings

Everyday Decolonization: Living a Decolonizing Queer Politics

Against State Straightism: Five Principles for Including LGBT Indonesians

Queer and Then?

Decolonising and Queering Praxis: The Unanswerable Questions for ‘Queer Asia

The intersectionality wars

Yes, we must decolonise: our teaching has to go beyond elite white men

Australia’s queer history

There is No Hierarchy of Oppression

The art of seeing Aboriginal Australia’s queer potential

A map of gender-diverse cultures

A definitive timeline of LGBT+ rights in Australia

LGBTI Aboriginal people – diversity at the margins

Indigenous Subjectivity in Australia: Are we Queer

Decolonising the Queer movement in Australia: we need solidarity, not pink-washing



Queering the Air presents critically engaged commentary from a mix of trans, genderqueer, gender diverse, bisexual, pansexual, lesbian, gay, queer, and intersex perspectives.

Each week's show features a fresh feast of ideas, interviews, news, histories, arts, and discussion with an anti-racist, feminist, and anti-capitalist bent. We have a particular interest in the intersection of queerness with other experiences of marginalisation.

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In 2015, the collective created We Weren't Born Yesterday, a series exploring queer heritage, vocabulary and intergenerational connections in Arab, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Indian communities in Australia. Read more and listen.



Contact the whole raucous lot of the Queering the Air collective via queeringtheair@gmail.com, Facebook, or Twitter

You can also send mail (like demo CDs) to:

Queering the Air
3CR Community Radio
21 Smith Street
Fitzroy VIC 3065