June 26, 2017
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.
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
April 17, 2017
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!
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
February 13, 2017
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.
(Apologies: some ongoing equipment issues have left some small amounts of interference in this episode.)
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
July 15, 2016
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.)
Recorded: 18 June 2016
May 29, 2016
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.
First broadcast: 27 May 2016
March 30, 2016
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!
Ask a question for Dear Aunty Queer at firstname.lastname@example.org
First broadcast: 25 March 2016
February 12, 2016
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.
First broadcast: 12 February 2016
January 25, 2016
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.
This episode contains heavy and potentially disturbing subject matter regarding incarceration, various kinds of abuse, and more.
First broadcast: 22 January 2016
September 18, 2015
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?
First broadcast: 11 September 2015
August 14, 2015
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
'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.'
Recorded: 30 May 2015