U.S. Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke for the the Civil Rights Division, Department of Education Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Suzanne Goldberg, and Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Rachel Levine send a YouTube message of support to transgender young people heading back to school.

“The Mathematics of Change” author Amanda Kabak talks about how life and the writing process can be “Upended” — with novel results (part one of a two-part interview with John Dyer V)!

And in NewsWrap: rescue efforts get in gear to evacuate Taliban-threatened queer Afghans, Poland’s Malopolska region stands by its “LGBT Free Zone” declaration in defiance of the European Union, Romania’s right-wing pushes a “no promo homo” bill as Bucharest Pride draws thousands, Uganda’s newest bill against same-gender sex is rejected by President Museveni because it’s redundant, Israel ends its ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announces that he and his husband are adopting a child, Oregonians erect a giant Progress Pride flag within view of a high school where the school board has banned such banners, and more international LGBTQ news reported this week by MR Raquel and Marcos Najera (produced by Brian DeShazor).

All this and more on the August 23, 2021 edition of This Way Out!

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