The official christening of an ironic tribute named for the dishonorably discharged queer liberation icon and anti-war activist launches the U.S. Navy Ship Harvey Milk with a ceremony featuring Harvey’s nephew Stuart Milk, Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro, and champaign bottle-smasher trans vet Paula Neira.

“Bathroom bills” are allegedly intended to protect heterosexual and cisgender students from their queer peers, but the youth commentators of OutCasting Overtime testify that locker room anxiety is much more of an issue for LGBTQ kids.

The Log Cabin Republicans pucker up to kiss their imaginary king’s ring, but settle for their fantasy queen’s nod.

And in NewsWrap: Ghanaians begin debate on “proper” sex and family rights, Russia adds a major queer group to its “foreign agent” list, a U.K. lesbian couple sues the NHS for fertility bias, trans teens and their parents stand tall in three U.S. states, and more international LGBTQ news reported this week by Wenzel Jones and Melanie Keller (produced by Brian DeShazor).

All this and more on the November 15, 2021 edition of This Way Out!

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