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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

June 26, 2017

#84 Non-Linear Coming Out (The Many Daily Attractions)

We're talking coming out tonight. We still live in a world where many people feel the need to 'come out of the closet' - or not. Names, orientations, genders, identities - sometimes it feels there's a lot of things we're obliged to let on just to get on with it. Sai debuts as they, Nicky, Nida and Yen talk out their own experiences with coming out about different things to different people at different times. And you? You do you.

Original public domain image by D Coetzee.

Apologies - due to issues with the station and original broadcast, there are some patches of interference that we couldn't completely remove.

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First broadcast: 12 May 2017

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April 17, 2017

#78 TDOV 2017 (Transgender Day of Audibility)

Courtney and Daria open your eyes to Transgender Day of Visibility. What do we mean when we talk about visibility in 2017? How do commemorations like these aid our trans siblings and the community at large? Listen in as our heroes hold Court on these questions and more!

Transgender flag - pale blue, white and pale pink.

This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license, orginal by NPP National Progress Party.

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First broadcast: 31 March 2017

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February 13, 2017

#73 Transparent (Amazon’s Prime?)

Nicky, Nida and Daria take a warts-and-all look at the third season (well, all three seasons really, but mainly the third) of Transparent, Amazon's drama-comedy about the family of a trans parent. (Oh! That's what that means.) Themes of Jewishness, gender (trans-, cis- and otherwise), stereotypes, representation, family, catchphrases and more get the FNLS treatment this week.

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(Apologies: some ongoing equipment issues have left some small amounts of interference in this episode.)

Episode links:

Transparent official site at Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Pilot-HD/dp/B00I3MNF6S

Jeffrey Tambor Just Showed How a Cisgender Actor Can Be An Ally to Transgender Talent at Mic.com:  https://mic.com/articles/154495/jeffrey-tambor-just-showed-how-a-cisgender-actor-can-be-an-ally-to-transgender-talent#.BU69h1zaQ 

The Problem with 'That's Problematic' at Slate's Lexicon Valley:  http://www.slate.com/blogs/lexicon_valley/2016/03/24/problematic_is_a_misleading_vague_word_for_something_that_causes_specific.html

First broadcast: 13 January 2017

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February 3, 2017

#71 Women’s March Recap (Kellyanne Conway’s Alternative Men’s Hour)

A week out from the Women's March, Jill and Daria talk about their time at the local March on Canberra. They also look over some of the reactions from people around the world - positive and negative - and bring you some footage straight from the March itself. All this, and Daria wants to do homages.

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What inspired this? Listen to the episode (or check out the links) to find out!

Episode links:

Women's March Canberra on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/womensmarchcanberra/

Pussy Hat Project: https://www.pussyhatproject.com

How the Women's March was Celebrated on Antarctica at the Sydney Morning Herald:  http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/news-and-views/how-the-womens-march-was-celebrated-on-antarctica-20170122-gtwjuz.html

San Jose Council Member Holds Captain America Shield at Swearing In at The Mary Sue: http://www.themarysue.com/captain-councilman/

Women's March on Washington: https://www.womensmarch.com

This Four Year Old Had Her Own Women's March With Dolls at Buzzfeed:  https://www.buzzfeed.com/terripous/these-parents-brought-the-womens-march-to-their-d 

Alternative Facts at Wikipedia:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_facts

What the Pussy Hat Debates Reveal About the Desperate Need for (Inclusive) Cis Feminism at Forward: http://forward.com/sisterhood/361631/what-the-pussy-hat-debates-reveal-about-the-desperate-need-for-inclusive-ci/ 

First broadcast: 27 January 2017

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July 15, 2016

Podcast Special: Tapping into Transgender

Positive and diverse sex educators Birds, Bees & Other Bits put on a special Q&A panel discussion, 'Tapping into Transgender'. In this extra-length special, we bring you coverage of that afternoon, with much fun and learning from experienced panellists and an eager audience.
 
(Note - this was recorded live at the venue, so sound quality varies.)
 
Episode links:
 
Birds, Bees & Other Bits on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BirdsBeesOtherBits/
TranzAustralia on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TranzAustralia/
 
Recorded: 18 June 2016
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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.

 
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(Art by Sophie Labelle.)
  
Listen in to hear tales of creativity from Canada to Canberra.
 
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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
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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!
 
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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
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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.

 
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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
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January 25, 2016

#41 International Trans Prisoner Day of Action and Solidarity (Being Out on the Inside)

The 22nd of January 2016 was the first ever International Trans Prisoner Day of Action and Solidarity. In this Friday Night Lip Service, Daria and Jill will be joined by Jenni to talk about this important day for this important cause, why there needs to be a day, what you can learn and how you can help.

 
Warning: This episode contains heavy and potentially disturbing subject matter regarding incarceration, various kinds of abuse, and more. 
 
Episode links: 
 
International Trans Prisoner Day of Solidarity:  http://transprisoners.net/
 
First broadcast: 22 January 2016
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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
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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.'
 
Links:
 
ANU Queer Department: http://anuqueerdepartment.com
TranzAustralia on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TranzAustralia
 
Recorded: 30 May 2015
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