Saturday, August 11, 2018

Elevan O'Clock #32 Mama Alto part 2

This is the second part of my discussion with the incomparable Mama Alto.  It is a discussion about politics and like everything Mama does it is deeply fascinating.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Elevan O'Clock #31 Mama Alto part 1

The best description for Mama Alto comes directly from the biography on Mama's website - "Mama Alto is a gender transcendent diva, cabaret artiste, jazz singer and community activist."  Mama is also extremely fascinating to converse with.  Our chat went for over two hours and so there are three episodes of our conversation. We discuss art, politics and Mama's inspirations.  Mama is a joy to spend time with,  and I hope you enjoy the time you get to spend listening to her.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Elevan O'Clock #30 - Ruby Slippers

In this episode, I talk to the amazing Ruby Slippers. She is a stunning gender clown burlesque performer.  We talk about performing, body politics and the wonders of mix and match fashion - she dressed me in a fez and a kimono - and I was super happy to wear them. 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Elevan O'Clock #29 Anna Piper Scott - the other Almost Lesbian

Anna is the second member of the Almost Lesbian comedy show.  Her and Sophie are at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.  In this episode we gender, transitioning and where she developed her quick wit.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Elevan O'Clock #28 Irene and Budi - AGMC

AGMC stands for - The Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council and is the peak body for individuals/groups from a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer multicultural background.

Here I talk to committee members Irene and Budi about the work of the organisation and about their upcoming conference.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Elevan O'Clock #27 Sophie Joske - Almost Lesbians MICF 2018

Sophie Joske is a (now) Melbourne-based comedian.  Her and her comedy partner Anna's latest show "Almost Lesbians" is playing at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2018. 

"Sophie’s not completely gay. Anna's not completely a woman. Each of them is almost a gay woman, but not quite. Together, they’re Australia’s ninth-favourite queer comedy duo, Almost Lesbians and they’re on a mission to create the perfect Melbourne International Comedy Festival show."

Get in touch with the lesbian that's inside all of us.  

Get Tickets here Almost Lesbians MICF 2018

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Elevan O'Clock #26 - Orla Howard, Deputy Chair of Ireland's Marriage Equality campaign

Orla Howard was the Deputy Chair of the Irish Marriage Equality campaign.  She was in Australia to introduce the documentary about the campaign called "The 34th". 

"The 34th’ tells the story of the driven and dedicated people who formed Marriage Equality in Ireland, and developed it into a highly effective grassroots force with one clear goal in mind - the extension of Civil Marriage to same-sex couples."

Hear about the love story that ignited the campaign and how successful the campaign was. 

Orla is a passionate fighter for making Ireland a better place for all and currently working on the campaign to amended the Irish constitution a second time.  This time to grant Irish women the access to legal abortions.

Rory O Neill with his dog, Penny, at the March for Marriage 2010

Amy Howard aged 7 (Orla's niece) holds up her Marriage Equality poster April 2015.

Katherine Zappone and Ann Louise Gilligan during the Irish Yes Equality campaign May 2015

Members of the Marriage Equality Board celebrate the passing of the Civil Marriage legislation in November 2015