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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

Episode links:


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!


Episode links:

Recorded live 15 November 2017


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. 


Music in this episode:

Episode links:

Recorded 28 October 2017.

March 6, 2017

#74 Immani Love and Queen (Poems and Passion)

While erotic poet and goddess of love Immani Love hit Australia on her latest Rainbow Tour, she and Queen Keysh also stepped into the FNLS studio to capture the hearts of a panel of Lipsters. Will any of them be the same for their experience?


Immani and Queen

(Caution: some content in this episode is suitable for listeners aged 18 and over.)

Episode links:

Immani Love's website:  http://www.immanilove.com

Queen / Keysh Thee Queen on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/QueenTheeBrand/

Traffic light parties at Wikipedia:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_light_party

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

High Court Throws Out ACT's Same Sex Marriage Laws at ABC News:  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-12-12/high-court-decision-on-act-same-sex-marriage-laws/5152168

First Broadcast: 24 February 2017

May 29, 2016

#55 Sophie Labelle (Coming of a Cartoonist)

This week we have a special guest from across the world! (Quebec, actually.) Izzy and Daria were thrilled to be joined by Sophie Labelle of globally appreciated transgender-themed Assigned Male to talk about her comic, her work, her activism and her world.

(Art by Sophie Labelle.)
Listen in to hear tales of creativity from Canada to Canberra.
Episode links:
Sophie Labelle on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/assignedmale
Assigned Male website:  http://www.assignedmale.com
Assigned Male books and more:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/assignedmale
First broadcast: 27 May 2016
March 30, 2016

#47 Mixed Bag (Outfoxed)

On this week's show...

  • Gem & Yen invite you to bring your life problems to them in our new advice segment, 'Dear Aunty Queer'.
  • Nida talks with Jill Scalon from the Women's Centre for Health Matters about domestic violence in the queer community.
  • Kat, Izzy, Lisa and Daria take another look at The Danish Girl and consider the casting controversy.
So have a listen, there's bound to be something for you!
Episode links:

Ask a question for Dear Aunty Queer at dearauntyqueer@gmail.com 

The Women's Centre for Health Matters:  http://www.wchm.org.au
The Danish Girl at the Internet Movie DataBase:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0810819/
First broadcast: 25 March 2016
March 15, 2016

#45 International Women’s Day 2016 (Too Big To Ignore)

After the Week of the Day of Women, Nicky, Nida and Daria will talk about their experience of ‪#‎iwd2016‬.  

We also take a look back to the history of International Women's Day and some influential women with a bit of a light and musical angle. 
It doesn't stop there, though - to keep in the 'International' in 'International Women's Day', Ollie brings us an interview with the (not 'a', 'the') Melissa Etheridge
Yep, the water-needing, breathing, brave and crazy Ms Etheridge herself. You read that right.
Special thanks to 2SER, Ollie and of course Melissa Etheridge for the fab interview and Australian Voices for 'Not Now, Not Ever!', played this week.
Episode links:
Melissa Etheridge's webpage:  http://www.melissaetheridge.com
The National Folk Festival:  http://folkfestival.org.au
October 5, 2015

#31 Indigenous Queer Identities (So Close to Being Black)

Did you hear that? Tonight, Izzy, Nicky and Nida are bringing you some interviews with Indigenous Queer activists from Australia and New Zealand, recorded at this year's Health in Difference Conference.
Episode links:
Health in Difference, National LGBTI Health Conference:  http://healthindifference.org
Leonie Pihama at Wikipedia:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonie_Pihama
First broadcast: 2 October 2015

August 14, 2015

Podcast Special: Passing and Passing Privilege

A podcast-exclusive special edition! Friday Night Lip Service presents for you the a live event produced by some Lipsters and friends from the Tranz Collective and the ANU Queer Department. The event was a panel discussion called 'Trans* Passing and Passing Privilege: The Upsides and Downsides'.

Seven people who are all trans or sex and/or gender diverse speak about what passing means to them. This is followed up by questions and answers from the audience.

Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice from Routledge defines passing as:
'Successfully (convincingly) presenting one’s preferred gender image. May be intentional or unintentional. Passing is a contentious term in transgender communities, and has different meanings for different people. For example, many trans people do not feel that they are presenting as anything but themselves, whereas “passing” seems to imply that they are fooling people or hiding something. In addition some trans people do not desire to “pass” as non-trans, but rather to be respected for their identity and expression, even though people know that their gender identity or expression is different from the one typically associated with their sex.'
ANU Queer Department: http://anuqueerdepartment.com
TranzAustralia on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TranzAustralia
Recorded: 30 May 2015