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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. 

Episode links:

First presented: 30 September 2016 & 11 February 2018

February 1, 2016

#42 Shacking Up (The Fine Art of Living in Sin)

Q: What does a lesbian bring to a first date?
A: A U-Haul van!


Ever head this joke and thought, What's that all about...why is it funny? Or  do you think that the lesbian U-Haul stereotype is so you, or total crap? 


Tune into this Friday Night Lip Service right now to hear Yen and Gem unravel this queer women stereotype (and talk a little bit too much about their own relationship). (Really, it's not cute anymore.) 


Episode links:


U-Haul Australia:  https://www.trailerrentals.com.au

U-Haul Lesbian at Wikipedia:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U-Haul_lesbian

Definition of a partner (including de facto) at the Department of Human Services:  http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/enablers/definition-of-a-partner

15 Things Couples Should Do Before Moving In Together at The Huffington Post:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/wendy-atterberry/15-things-couples-should-_b_6061834.html


'U-Haul'® is a registered trademark of U-Haul International, Inc, who are unaffiliated with this programme. However, they have in the past expressed their support of the queer community and awareness of their place in the culture. (https://twitter.com/UHaul_Cares/status/614875345519575040).


First broadcast: 29 January 2016