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An amazing group of talented queer women and non-binary folk who are driven to make the world a better, happier and more peaceful place via the magic of radio. fridaynightlipservice@gmail.com

April 6, 2018

#102 Parenting (Parenting Queerfully, or, The AK Summers Power Hour)

Ollie and Sai talk through some more of the slightly behemoth topic of parenting. Please be aware of the many conversations, plans, campaigns, and naps taken to make more inclusive practices for queer women, non-binary, intersex and transgender parents.

A white dog lying back and suckling a ginger and a white-and-light-brown kitten.

Image by Nehru Suleymanovski [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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March 31, 2018

#101 Transgender Day of Visibility 2018 (Non-Binary to Infinity And Beyond 101)

Join us for Transgender Day of Visibility!

Tonight's episode contains as much gender questing as you can poke the proverbial stick at! But please, be gentle about it.

Mx Eun Ju Kim-Baker is a queer about town currently based in Canberra, ACT, Australia.

Robin M Eames is a queer crip punk poet who is only mostly dead. They live on Gadigal land.  

Cody Smith (Intersex / Agendered - pronouns are being hunted by the government) is the intersex project worker for A Gender Agenda. A passionate advocate for education and peer support in the ACT, you can reach Cody on Facebook or Twitter (@IntersexAtAGA)

Sai is the queer parent, disabled and non-binary YouTube cultist that the media warned you about.

A black and white cat lying on his side in front of the transgender blue, white and pink flag, and the non-binary purple, white and green flag.

 

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March 23, 2018

#100 Queer Screen 2018 (And Now The Feature Presentations)

Queerscreen's Mardi Gras Film Festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary by bringing some highlights from the festival to Canberra this weekend.

Before you grab your passes and your popcorn and head up to the ARC Cinema, you can hear Ollie chatting to Festival Director Lisa Rose about this year's films, yesteryear's films, and the ups and downs of Bring Your Child To Podcast Day.

The Queer Screen 25 logo. The text reads 'Mardi Gras Film Festival, March 2018, on sale now'.

The schedule (all showings at the ARC, National Film and Sound Archive):

Friday 23 March 2018
7pm: Witches, Fags, Dykes and Poofters
Saturday 24 March 2018
6pm: Signature Move
8pm: A Moment in the Reeds
Sunday 25 March 2018
4pm: Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin
6pm: Sensitivity Training

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February 24, 2018

#99 Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (Suffering Sappho!)

History or her story? Daria takes us through a film featuring bisexuality, polyamory, lesbianism, kink, feminism and comics by a lesbian writer-director. That's right, it's the story of Professor Marston and the Wonder Women.

A woman stands to the front, wearing a tiara and holding a rope. A man and woman in 1920s suits stand behind her: PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN

Film poster, copyright Sony.

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February 11, 2018

#98a Check it Out & Lip Service Classics: Tenants Day (Friday Night Lodgings Service)

This fortnight, we'll be taking a sneak peek at a new podcast, and then delving back in time to International Tenants' Day 2016. We talked about the joys and troubles of being a tenant, and the ways that issues around insecure housing and the imbalance of power in a tenant-landlord relationship can adversely affect marginalised groups such as the queer community. The episode was lost in the archives, but has just been unearthed. If you're a tenant or ever have been, you might want to listen as Nicky puts her Lipster and Tenant Union hats on at the same time.
(What is the sound of two hats, anyhow?)

Plus! Fresh to this podcast, never heard before, some more FNLS cat chat!

A cat sitting in a dollhouse. The cat looks surprised.

Maison pour Chat by Santenard (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Note: We apologise for the 'archive' (ie, not very good) quality of some of the Tenants' Day part of the show. It is an artefact of the studio equipment of the time, and we only had limited resources to clean it up. 

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First presented: 30 September 2016 & 11 February 2018

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January 26, 2018

Special: Lip Service Live! Big Gay Out

As heard in the most recent episodes, when the time came for Australia to learn the results of the marriage postal vote, FNLS gathered the local rainbow community and our supporters for a party in the park to watch together.

No Lipster realised how big the event would get. But you can learn now as we bring you the cover recorded on the day. On the spot at Haig Park, on what is now known as Yes Day!

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Recorded live 15 November 2017

 

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January 26, 2018

Special: Lip Service Live! Fair Day 2017

Friday Night Lip Service took to the stage at the AIDS Action Council's Fair Day.

Recorded live at the event (so, apologies for some of the quality), their interview guests are Shoeb Ahmad and Luciana Harrison of Oranges, and comedian Kirsty Webeck. 

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Recorded 28 October 2017.

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January 12, 2018

#98 YES (While We Were Out)

FNLS is back. An increasingly tired Daria, Nicky, Nida and Saige touch on marriage equality, Transgender Day of Remembrance, hot chocolate, the 1966 World Cup, allies, pasta, parties, parliament and everything else they need catching up on.

A stage in a park, surrounded by banners showing the flags and colours of intersex, queer and transgender pride.

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First broadcast: 8 December 2017

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October 31, 2017

#97 Horror (The Podcast That Dripped Blood)

In the words of the bard Aqua, 'Halloween. Halloweeeeeeeeeen.'

Our queer film nerds bridge Friday the 13th and Hallowe'en with look at what creeps, creaks and crawls. Listen...if you dare! 

Ferris, a grey-blue cat, poking a can of pumpkin soup for Hallowe'en.

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First broadcast: Friday the 13th of October 2017

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October 21, 2017

#96 Bisexual Visibility (Eye on Bi)

As Bisexuality Visibility Day comes our way again, our Lipsters ponder the meaning of the B in our favourite alphabet, and why it needs its own kind of visiblity. And many of other things, including that time someone played a hip-hop song at a rugby league match and a lot of upseteros lost their mind.

The bisexuality flag (blue, purple and deep pink) as seen through binoculars.

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  • 'Same Love' - Macklemore X Ryan Lewis feat Mary Lambert

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First broadcast: 29 September 2017

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October 20, 2017

#95 CBR Fair Day 2017 (The Queerest Show on Earth)

CBR Fair Day, aka the gayest day of the year, is almost upon us, so Izzy sat down with Lee and Jas from the AIDS Action Council to talk about well…pretty much everything else. While we had some good chats chat about fair day happenings, this episode also covers basketball, kink, gender-bending drummers, and Izzy’s not-so-secret dessert obsession. Now a well-established festival on Canberra’s calendar, CBR Fair Day is back at Gorman House on the 28th of October – come find us there!

The CBR Fair Day logo: Sat 28 Oct, 11AM until 4PM, Gorman Arts Centre. Join us for a fun-filled day. Markets and food, entertainment and workshops, Rainbow Pet Parade.

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First broadcast: 20 October 2017

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October 20, 2017

#94 Drag (Quelle Dommage)

dragn.
1. Artform marked by or involving clothing and grooming characteristically associated with another gender.

2. Something hard or tedious; a bore.

3. The topic of a 2017 Friday Night Lip Service episode.

A cat in a bright pink wig.

  

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First broadcast: 8 September 2017

 

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October 11, 2017

#93 Happy Queer News (Cheerful Bulletins)

It's all been a bit intense lately, as our community is getting all sorts of pressure from all sides. So tonight we remind ourselves that the world can be worth it by taking a look at the positive things happening in the Queersphere around the planet.

Fat Pixie (an orange cat) and Mitten (a mostly black cat) sit at a newsdesk with the FNLS logo on it, and an image of the queer rainbow flag behind.

 

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First broadcast: 1 September 2017

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October 11, 2017

#92 The Postal Poll (We’ll Keep On Fighting. And We’ll Win.)

It seems that whether we like it or not, our lives will be dragged through the public theatre in the coming week, as people hide behind children and platitudes and dress their hate speech up in the guise of ‘having a respectful debate’ or ‘presenting both sides’.

The Marriage Equality Postal Poll is coming.

Ferris, a regal blue-grey cat, sorts through envelope scattered on the floor.

 

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First broadcast: 11 August 2017

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October 11, 2017

#91 Marriage Equality (Rainbows on the Horizon)

Join us to talk something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue! The thought of impending marriage equality has us all warm, fuzzy and queering the hetero-patriarchy!

A queer rainbow flag with two wedding bands lying on it.

Photograph by Robert Couse-Baker, via Creative Commons 2.0

Note: When this episode was recorded, the potential postal poll hadn't been locked in.

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First broadcast: 4 August 2017

 

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October 11, 2017

#90 Bury Your Gays (A Pile of Bodies This High)

When it comes to the fictional mortality rate, queer characters seem to drop off to a much higher degree than their cishetallo counterparts. A team of Lipsters, themselves a diversity of students of pop culture, tackle this issue. Prepare for spoilers, opinions and fansplaining.

 

A gravestone lamenting the death of many queer characters.

 

SPOILER WARNING! For a lot of things, namely Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Four, Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye Season One, The 100 Season Three, Doctor Who Series Ten (2017), Orange is the New Black Season Four, Black Mirror’s San Junipero and The L Word Season Three.

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First broadcast: 28 July 2017

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July 30, 2017

#89 Environmentals, Events and Gallifreyans (Green With Enby)

Daria, Nida and Sai talk over the news events of the week gone by, including Plastic-Free July and the announcement of Jodie Whittaker's role in Doctor Who. We also turn our eyes and ears to a few events coming up.

A sonic screwdriver in a disposable coffee cup. 

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First broadcast: 21 July 2017

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July 21, 2017

#88 International Enby Pride Day (Beyond the Bastille)

We're talking International Non-Binary Pride Day. July 14. What and who and why? Sai opens up about their experiences as a gender-nonbinarian, and what pride and visibility means for them, looking back and going forward.

A non-binary flag pattern over a calendar page of July 14.

 

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First broadcast: 14 July 2017

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July 3, 2017

#87 My Dad Wrote a Porno (Friday Night Porno Service)

Get ready to pop your vaginal lids, come over all blue and, most importantly, blink. Tonight Corey and Daria are exposing themselves to the adventures of everyone's favourite pots-and-pansexual in their review of the cervix-grabbingly hilarious podcast My Dad Wrote a Porno.

 

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Pots and pans element by Your Best Digs, via Creative Commons 2.0

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First broadcast: 30 June 2017

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July 3, 2017

#86 Alice Isn’t Dead (Keep on Trucking)

Join us tonight as we get spooky, talking about one of our favourite podcasts, Alice Isn't Dead. Tune in below to hear about a queer lady protagonist fighting monsters and driving trucks.

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Fanart of Keisha by Daria

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First broadcast: 16 June 2017

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