It’s about that time to refresh Queer Necessities, my monthly LGBTQ-focused playlist where I catch you up on the latest releases by rising queer talent and fierce allies.
The cover star for October is queer Persian-American starlet Gia Woods in celebration of the release of her brand new EP, Heartbreak County Vol. 1, released Friday (October 8), which features the singles “Fame Kills” and “Next Girlfriend.”
“As a gay girl, I didn’t explore my sexuality as freely as most of my friends. Navigating coming out of the closet, feeling like an outsider, and not knowing how to tell if other girls were gay, all affected how I experienced growing up in L.A,” Gia told Jon Ali in a statement. “‘Next Girlfriend‘ and ‘Fame Kills‘ continue to explore the themes of Heartbreak County: addiction ,religion, sex, and fame.”
This month’s selections also include new singles from Years & Years, Alaska Thunderfuck, Dua Saleh, GESS, Delia Dane, Oscar and the Wolf, Bronze Avery, Infinite Coles, Namasenda and much more.