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Queering the Air presents critically engaged commentary from a mix of trans, genderqueer, gender diverse, bisexual, pansexual, lesbian, gay, queer and intersex perspectives. Each week's show features a fresh feast of ideas, interviews, news, histories, arts and discussion with an anti-racist, feminist and anti-capitalist bent. We have a particular interest in the intersection of queerness with other experiences of marginalisation.

Queering the Air presents critically engaged commentary from a mix of trans, genderqueer, gender diverse, bisexual, pansexual, lesbian, gay, queer and intersex perspectives. Each week's show features a fresh feast of ideas, interviews, news, histories, arts and discussion with an anti-racist, feminist and anti-capitalist bent. We have a particular interest in the intersection of queerness with other experiences of marginalisation.
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Melbourne, VIC

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Queering the Air presents critically engaged commentary from a mix of trans, genderqueer, gender diverse, bisexual, pansexual, lesbian, gay, queer and intersex perspectives. Each week's show features a fresh feast of ideas, interviews, news, histories, arts and discussion with an anti-racist, feminist and anti-capitalist bent. We have a particular interest in the intersection of queerness with other experiences of marginalisation.

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English

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PO Box 1277 Collingwood Vic. 3066 Australia (03) 9419 0155


Episodes

Lachy Siu on Graphic Designing, Creative Process, Australian Design, Biracial Identity and Masculinity

5/20/2018
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Lachy Siu is a freelance graphic designer and art direction. He focuses on print, branding and UX Design. In 2017, he was shortlisted for the “Cornish Family Prize for Art and Design Publishing” and the “Australian Photo Book of the Year”. Lachy has undertaken projects for the Sydney Opera House, Kaldor Arts and also owns Etcetera Press.

Duration:00:40:31

Wild Tongue Vol 2 launch: Arts and unpaid labour

5/13/2018
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Iris is joined by Timmah Ball and Azja Kulpińska who talk about the launch of volume 2 of their zine Wild Tongue. Azja and Timmah talk to many issues including their experiences of unpaid labour, zine production and some of the contributors to the zine.Wild Tongue Vol. 2 – How Should an Artist Be? is launching on the 19th of May at Southbank Library from 2-4pm. There is also a zine workshop at 5:30pm at the same venue on the 16th of May.

Duration:00:42:32

Palestine, pinkwashing and solidarity

4/29/2018
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Iris is joined by Fatima and Nidaa to talk about Palestine, pinkwashing and solidarity, including the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment movement.Links to mentioned things in interview:Dean Spade's Pinkwashing Exposed: Seattle Fights Back!WHERE ARE WE HEADING? Q and A for the Racialised & Criminalised: Video 1, Video 2.May 1st solidarity demoNakba, protest, May 19

Duration:00:41:42

Prison and police abolition, and Inside Out

4/22/2018
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Iris is joined in the studio by Emma Russell and Miranda Gibson to talk police and prison abolition. Emma has written extensively on criticisms of the police in criminology. Miranda is a part of the LGBTIQ+ prisoner support newsletter, Inside Out. They both are part of the Abolitionist and Transformative Justice Centre (ATJC).Here's some links to things mentioned in the podcast. You can find more information and a petition to change the Penpal ban in Victoria here. You can support CJ...

Duration:00:51:30

Creatrix Tiara on Art, Race, Structural Barriers, Tips for Succeeding in the Media Industry and her Upcoming Performance

3/18/2018
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Tiara focuses on creative arts, media, technology, games and community culture. She explores ideas around community, identity, liminality, belonging and social justice. She has been involved in a large range of organisations and causes in the US, Australia and Malaysia. Do not ask her the question: "Where are you from?" as any possible response is "deeply insufficient". She is currently based in Melbourne but open to possibilities from any corner of the globe. Tiara's Website:...

Duration:00:41:30

Critical reflections and Queer film reviews

3/10/2018
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We reflect on tack-ons to Acknowledgements of Countries, criticism of mainstream feminism for International Women's Day and changes to Visas for migrants. We then review two films for the Melbourne Queer Film Festival which is on the 15th to 26th of March: Signature Move and Saturday Church.You can find more information on submissions for the trans and gender diverse Myriad Collective's next art and performance showcase 'Transpire' here.

Duration:00:48:20

Problems of trans visibility, romance and spaces for queer experimentation

2/10/2018
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Iris speaks and reads some excerpts from Trap Door, a book that explores the problems of trans visibility in a time of heightened anti-trans violence and marginalisation, especially to poor / and trans women of colour. They talk about problems with the cop, Liberal and corporate friendly pride march of the Midsumma festival. They also read from Sherronda J. Brown's 'Romance is Not Universal, Nor is it Necessary', in relation to Valentine's day (also the day Captain Cook was killed). She...

Duration:00:33:53

Defend public housing, Racerage and #AbolishAustraliaDay

1/20/2018
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We hear from the protest defending the Ascot Vale public housing estate, chat to Racerage (Mini) "an emerging politi-cute queer post-internet rapper based on Wurundjeri country," #AbolishAustraliaDay and a little more.You can find more info supporting future action at Public Housing Defence NetworkShare around the Invasion day rally!

Duration:00:26:54

Milo, Marriage and highlights from 2017

12/9/2017
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We talk about milo yiannopoulos and the protest against him in Flemington, thoughts on the marriage bill passing, Rihanna's comment on trans women, highlights from previous shows earlier in the year, and upcoming events.

Duration:00:45:51

After Yes Vote: The Problem of this Nation and Queers, our borders and love

11/25/2017
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Emily Castle is a writer whose work has been published in New Matilda, un magazine and Philament Journal. Emily first studied Sculpture and Spatial Practice at the Victorian College of the Arts and later Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne. She is a member of Undercurrent Community Education Project, where she facilitates workshops around challenging and preventing gendered violence, and is currently a volunteer with the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait...

Duration:00:39:12

Undercurrent panel: Accountability, Shut Youth Prisons Mparntwe and transformative justice

11/11/2017
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This show features recordings of Lauren Caulfield, Kirra Voller and Anthony Kelly at the Undercurrent Frameworks for Accountability Panel. Undercurrent focuses on education regarding healthy relationships, and transformative justice. You can find and support Undercurrent at www.undercurrentvic.com."Lauren CaulfieldLauren is a community organiser whose work focuses on interpersonal and state-based gender violence and community-based responses to violence. She has worked in the area of...

Duration:00:58:09

Queer intimate violence and transformative justice

10/8/2017
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We hear from Bea, a member of Undercurrent. We have a wide ranging discussion about intimate violence which occurs in 1/3 of relationships in LGBTIQ+ communities: from 'love is love', the monster myth, beyond the necessity of consent, violence against women, to systems of oppression and prison abolition.*There is a mention of Reina Gosset on tbe extraction of black trans poor disabled life underpinning the creation of David France's 'fi'lm', The Life and Death of Marsha P Johnson.Events...

Duration:00:51:08

Po Po Mo Co, Transtravaganza and Marriage Stinks

9/10/2017
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We hear from Claire from PO PO MO CO (post post modern comedy), a 'debauched queer comedy troupe' about their show in Fringe. We then hear from Zakaria about TRANSTRAVAGANZA, involving 5 talented trans and gender diverse artists. We then hear Mary Tomsic, who co-wrote an article entitled 'Marriage Stinks' in Overland, discussing the need to be critical while supporting the 'yes campaign' for same gender marriage. There's also a shout out to the event Strength in Visions at Fringe.

Duration:00:51:08

The exquisite Mama Alto, #JusticeForElijah, and Simon Castricum on ageism, sport and transmisogyny

8/13/2017
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Iris talks to Mama Alto about her upcoming performance, Exquisite, at the National Theatre, plus a few of her Fringe projects, Church, and Transcendent. The campaign for Justice for Elijah is foregrounded #JusticeforElijah. See details of where you can't donate here.Iris interviews Simona Castricum on ageism and exclusion in the queer community, and a discussion about trans women in sport.

Duration:00:50:31

Buffalo Gals, Ageism and Queerness

6/11/2017
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Iris is joined in the studio by Zen who talks about the new Buffalo Gals club night, a QTIPOC run femme and gnc-focused hip hop, old school rnb & trap! every thursday @ Hugs&Kisses.Iris then talks to Shane from Housing for the Aged Action Group who talks about the importance of understanding age and ageism in relation to queerness, class and more.Iris then reads from an action in the US, where the POC and Black led #NoJusticeNoPride group shut down WashingtonDC's Pride parade because its...

Interview with Chi Tran

5/14/2017
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Iris interviews Chi Tran, a writer and artist, currently based in Narrm Melbourne. They produced a poetry / prosody work, entitled 'I occupy space, which is to say, i am always grieving'. You can find their publication at the Incedium Radical Library. We touch on what their work means to them, writing influences, and more. Also mentioned:https://www.facebook.com/alteritycollective/

Robbie Ahmed on Queer South Asian men and Star Ah Mer Ah Su

4/23/2017
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We broadcast a conversation with Robbie Ahmed, author of "How I learned to Handle Boundaries and Found Self-Worth as a Queer South Asian Torn Between Cultures" on Gaylaxy Magazine.A brief intro: "Robbie Ahmed is a South Asian transman working as the Men's Sexual Health Coordinator at Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention (ASAAP) where he runs support programs for queer South Asian men. He uses his experience growing up in Russia, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, and Toronto to help queer South...

Duration:00:53:19

Friendships: my brother, queer kin and the joy of comics

4/9/2017
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Mikaila/Frankie talks queer friendships, with recordings from the Narrm Melbourne launch of graphic memoir Eyes Too Dry, speeches from co-creators Jessica Tavassoli and Alice Chipkin, as well as their editor Emma Jenson. We read a poem in Jess Hanman's name and also play tribute to him, as it was the 1st anniversary of his passing on April 2nd 2017. Thinking across the airwaves about brother-friends, lover-friends.Buy a copy of Eyes Too Dry here.Tunes:Arm Around You -- Arthur RussellBach's...

Duration:00:45:45

Trouble in feminist spaces

4/2/2017
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Iris is joined in the studio by Sister Zai to discuss some trouble at the Loving Feminist Literature's Decolonising Feminism and Building Solidarity event. There is discussion of racism and trans exclusionary transmisogyny. Relevant reading:http://archermagazine.com.au/2017/03/terfs-gatekeeping-womanhood/

Duration:00:54:09

International Women's Day

3/11/2017
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Iris and Regan play some recordings from International Women's Day and are joined in the studio with Lisbeth for a trans feminist discussion.

Duration:00:52:57

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