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

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Elevan O'Clock #25 - Tom Bradford - Tinder Tales. A new Australian Musical.

Tinder Tales – A New Musical, a new show from writing duo Mattie Mcleod and Thomas Bradford, is about Abby, a woman who is so stuck in her own head that she can’t simply date a guy. While trying to navigate the online dating scene her insecurities, doubts and other psychological crutches manifest themselves into characters in her mind and her mother is constantly preaching at her from the heavens as the voice of God.
In this episode, Tom and I talk about the development process of the show.
As someone who loves supporting up and coming artists and musicals, I can't wait to see this.
If you want to check out the show you can get tickets here…an-musical-1

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Elevan O'Clock #24 - Mikko Makela - A Moment in the Reeds

Mikko Makela is the writer/director of A Moment in the Reeds which is one of the first Finnish films with a queer narrative. 

It tells the story Leevi, a Finn returning home to help his father renovate the family lake house and Tareq, an asylum seeker from Syria hired to help work on the renovations. 

In the Queerscreen 25th Mardi Gras film Festival guide it was described as the sexiest film of the festival.

You can check out the trailer here

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Elevan O'Clock #23 Daniel Monks - Writer, Producer, Actor, Powerhouse

Daniel Monks is a writer, actor, producer and disability rights activist. He works in both film and stage.  The film he wrote and starred in "Pulse" was screened at the Queerscreen's 25th Mardi Gras Film Festival. In 2017 he starred in The Real and Imagined History of The Elephant Man at the Malthouse Theatre.  It was my personal favourite theatre production of 2017.

You may not that we don't go into detail of how Daniel acquired his disability.  I had no intention of glossing over this but since there already some great interviews with Daniel I thought we could focus on his work and that I could link to other interviews here.  So if you would like to learn more about Daniel and his lived experience, you can watch this piece from SBS The Feed.