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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

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

April 25, 2017

#81 Parenting and Families (Bonds of Friendship, Fur or Flesh & Blood)

Tonight we begin a look at families and how we queers form them with a focus queer women's parenting choices.
How has being queer affected your decisions around being parents?
How have you queered the idea of mothering?

A cat in a pram

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First broadcast: 17 February 2017

April 3, 2016

#48 Lesbians and Cats (The Feminine and the Feline)


Why do so many lesbians seem to like cats so much? Do the cats like the lesbians in return? Can cats be queer? Do they have gender identities? Politics? Do they need to be environmentally aware when they are of course the ruler of all they survey?
All this and more when Izzy, Nida and Daria join us to have some fun and talk about their furry feline four-legged friends.
Episode links: 
Recyclable litter-trays:  http://www.poopycat.com/en/3-litterbox
Stop Tony Meow:  http://stoptonymeow.com
The Peter Dutton Cat's hashtag on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/hashtag/DuttonCat?src=hash
Neko Atsume at Wikipedia:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neko_Atsume

First broadcast: 18 March 2016