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NewsWrap October 18, 2021

Updated: Nov 7, 2021


HEADLINES

Binational gay dads win surrogacy son’s Namibian citizenship Uganda recognizes its first official gender change South Korean trans soldier reinstated posthumously Japanese trans man sues for recognition without surgery Texas House bans trans student athletes COVID confines Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras again Next generation Superman gets super boyfriend

SUMMARY

A Namibian court grants citizenship to the young son of a binational gay couple born via surrogacy in South Africa, Uganda legally recognize the gender change of its first transgender citizen, a court orders the South Korean military to posthumously reinstate a discharged trans woman service member, a Japanese trans man challenges the requirement for complete reassignment surgery and sterilization prior to legally changing his gender ID, the Texas House votes to ban trans women and girls from competing in school sports according to their identified gender, the Texas state website removes an LGBTQ-supportive page in response to accusations from the Republican governor’s far-right challenger, Australia’s continuing COVID restrictions force the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade back into the Cricket Ground, and the latest incarnation of Superman is coming out as a socially-conscious bisexual with a super-powered male love interest.

NewsWrap is reported this week by Michael Taylor-Gray and Melanie Keller, produced by Brian DeShazor. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for international LGBTQ weekly news.

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