Saturday, October 24, 2009

Bit of Spain, Bit of Aussie

Ana (pronounced AA-naa) and Toni-couple, partners, lovers- run a Spanish school in Northcote, Melbourne. They join us in the studio to share their stories with us- huge hiccups with immigration, Spanish and Aussie culture, world travel and Spanish tracks brought to you by Ana and Toni.

Between the two of them, their life experience is comparable to the world's biggest dish of paella. Do join us on Joy 94.9 on Wednesday, 28th October 2009.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

This Week on Orange Ribbon Wednesday 21 October 2009

This week on Orange Ribbon we are bringing back a guest from approximately one year ago. Somesh told us about his severe depression after breaking up with his partner, failing exams at university and going as far as losing his job due to his illness. We will hear about his recovery and how he found happiness and romance along the way.

We will also talk with John who had a big part in helping Somesh recover from his illness. They bacame very good friends during this time and Somesh decided, maybe it was time he helped John.

To hear the whole story of Somesh and John, tune in to Orange Ribbon on Wednesday 20 October at 7.00pm.

Monday, October 12, 2009

To be Jewish and gay

Orange Ribbon is JOY's GLBTIQ multicultural program, and so we present topics, or chat to people, about other cultures and how they interface with their respective GLBTIQ communities. Generally this is assumed to be different nationalities or ethnicities. But at Orange Ribbon we have always considered religion to be a "culture" as well, and from time to time have spoken with GLBTIQ folk from various religions, and how those religions have affected their lives.

This week on Orange Ribbon we go back and visit Judaism, and the history of Israel. It is several years since we last covered this topic. Our guests will give us a background to the Jewish state of Israel, what it means to be a Jew, and how GLBTIQ folk are accepted (or not...) within that community.
We will also take a look at the various sub-cultures such as the very conservative ultra-Orthodox Jews and how they perceive homosexuality.

And there has been some very recent publicity over a sad event that occurred in Israel a couple of months ago which has created some heated discussion within Melbourne's Jewish community. We hope to get to the bottom of that issue, and to learn the current status and whether there is, or has been, a resolution.

Finally, a brief review of TWO support groups for GLBTIQ men and women here in Melbourne.

Join Hugh and Allan on Wednesday night, 7pm, on JOY 94.9 for this interesting chat.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Maltese Malteser

This week on Orange Ribbon, Sam, Australian of Maltese background joins us. He is a single dad living with a partner. He has a spiritual view on life. Gay or bisexual? He prefers the label of a being. And he has strong views on Catholicism.

Join us for an interesting chat on Orange Ribbon, Joy 94.9 at 7pm, Wednesday on the 7th of October 2009.