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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

September 26, 2016

Podcast Special: Queer Elders Speak - Lesbians

The first in a series of events from the ANU Queer* Department and TranzAustralia with elder queer-identifying people talking about their vast experiences and challenges for the benefit of those listening. We have a lot to gain from the experiences of each other, and over the series hope to gain much insight from and for our queer community
This first presentation will focus on the stories and experiences of Elder Lesbians from the Canberra community!

(Note - this was recorded live at the venue, so sound quality varies.)
Episode links: 
Queer Elders Speak on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/QueerEldersSpeak/
TranzAustralia on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TranzAustralia/
The ANU Queer* Department:  https://anuqueerdepartment.com
Recorded: 10 August 2016

February 22, 2016

Podcast Special: Remembering Gaywaves

Have we got a special special for you this time! In November 2015, the National Film and Sound Archives built an expansive archive of classic queer radio programme Gaywaves. To mark the occasion they held an event celebrating the past and future of queer radio, with guests from classic Gaywaves era, Canberra's Gay Wavelength and Friday Night Lip Service.

A look at queer radio and history covering almost forty years. Listen in and find out how things have changed - and stayed the same - in world of LGTBIAQ community radio.
Episode links:
2SER 107.3:  http://www.2ser.com
The National Film & Sound Archive:  http://www.nfsa.gov.au
Recorded: 25 November 2015
February 12, 2016

#44 The Danish Girl (Darling Lili)

On Friday Night Lip Service this week, the team talk about recent controversial tale of love, art, gender and history The Danish Girl.

Tap the thoughts of Daria, Izzy, Kat and Lisa by playing this episode and listening in on their round-table about the film. Then you can join the discussion yourself by contacting us.
Episode links: 
The Danish Girl Official Site at Focus Features:  http://www.focusfeatures.com/the_danish_girl
Reel to Real: The Danish Girl (2015) at History vs Hollywood:  http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/danish-girl/
First broadcast: 12 February 2016
September 18, 2015

#28 LGBT History (Several Millennia in Under an Hour)

Jess and Daria bring you more knowledge with an eclectic journey through queer history. Starting at the ancient world, will we make it to the present day before the credits roll?

Episode links:
LGBT History at Wikipedia, with plenty of links and tangents:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_history
Sappho at The Isle of Lesbos:  http://www.sappho.com/poetry/sappho.html
Homosexuality in Ancient Greece at Wikipedia:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosexuality_in_ancient_Greece
'The Future Arrives Late: Queering the Ladies of Llangollen' at Google Books:  https://books.google.com.au/books/about/The_Future_Arrives_Late.html?id=SvfBnQEACAAJ&redir_esc=y
The Mattachine Society of Washington DC:  http://mattachinesocietywashingtondc.org
Stonewall and Beyond: Lesbian and Gay Culture at Columbia University:  http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/eresources/exhibitions/sw25/index.html
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras:  http://www.mardigras.org.au
Transgender People Will Be Able to Alter Their Birth Certificates at The Canberra Times:  http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/transgender-people-will-be-able-to-alter-birth-certificates-20140316-34vt0.html
First broadcast: 11 September 2015
September 18, 2015

#27 Feminism 101 (The Women Who Made Us)

'First wave, don't get tired... Second wave, aim higher... Third wave, pull and fire!' - 'Skeet Surfin''

It's time for A Brief History of The Women's Movement tonight on Lip Service as Jess and Daria bring you Feminism 101. Suffering Suffragettes through TERF Wars to the Future of the Female Fighter, it's over a century in about an hour as the Lipsters pay tribute to those who have fought the good fight for us.


Episode links:
Beyoncé feat Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - '***Flawless' on iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/***flawless-feat.-chimamanda/id780330041?i=780330402 
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's TEDx Talk, 'We Should All Be Feminists' at YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg3umXU_qWc
The Three Waves of Feminism at Pacific University:  http://www.pacificu.edu/about-us/news-events/three-waves-feminism
First broadcast: 4 September 2015
May 30, 2015

#16 Quiz (Trivia Pursued)

This week we try out what we hope to make a new recurring feature on Friday Night Lip Service. Daria, Eun-Ju and big-brained guest Brooke challenge and expand each other's knowledge on sex, sexuality, queerness and all the things that can tangent to.

First broadcast: 29 May 2015
March 16, 2015

#10 Mardi Gras Special (The Big Broadcast of 2015)

Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras...

Love, leather, lesbians, lights, laughter, lyrics, latex, lines, lookers-on...and Lipsters!

This bumper Friday Night Lip Service is all about the Mardi Gras weekend we just had, with stories straight from the lips of foxy ladies Nicky and Nida and unique snowflake Eun-Ju.

Also, Daria makes a tiny documentary to tell you all about it.

It's Queer Christmas, listeners! Join in!


Episode links:

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras:  http://www.mardigras.org.au

Animal Liberation NSW, whom Nida and Nicky marched with (a few photos):  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.186617114702651.44775.116420018389028&type=3

‘What Does the Fox Say’ by Ylvis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jofNR_WkoCE , or available on iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/fox-what-does-fox-say-single/id690233609

Thanks to William Brougham for the authentic sounds of Mardi Gras 2015:  https://www.youtube.com/user/kensington25 


First broadcast: 13 March 2015