Gemma X, The Villaineers, Mariah Christie, Bestfriend, The Barbarellatones, Karma, Logan Lynn, Mariah Counts, Xantheartist, Violet Grae and Big Thief gave us new releases in the second half of this year, and Steve Sims gives them the Queer Music Focus treatment!

And in NewsWrap: binational gay dads win their toddler’s Namibian citizenship, Uganda recognizes its first official gender change, booted South Korean trans woman soldier reinstated posthumously, Japanese trans man sues for recognition without sterilization, Texas House bans trans student athletes, COVID confines Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras again, next generation Superman gets super boyfriend, and more international LGBTQ news reported this week by Michael Taylor-Gray and Melanie Keller (produced by Brian DeShazor).

All this and more on the October 18, 2021 edition of This Way Out!

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