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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Dec. 17 - 23, 2016

 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from everyone at Hale Media, Inc.!

 

NEWS

We learned today that the San Diego Pride Board of Directrors have reached an agreement with community leaders regarding several issues that have caused contention over the past few months. San Diego Pride 2017 will now go on as usual. Read our previous coverage on the upheaval here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

In Hillcrest, two businesses announced closures this week: Filter coffeehouse; and Salt & Cleaver.

Other news from Hillcrest: A mother gives birth to baby in minivan outside UCSD Medical Center; a warhead was found in a backyard following the downpour; and there still no clues on missing man who disappeared in Hillcrest on Oct. 23.

A local story that made national news this week was about a Qualcomm Stadium security guard who was fired for pleasuring himself on the field at Sunday's Chargers game.

Also, more than 700 San Diego homeless veterans enroll in assistance program; and the city announces holiday trash collection schedule.

Up in Washington state, a Cheesecake Factory location denies service to armed officers.

COMMENTARY

From The Rev. Irene Monroe: War on Christmas continues.

CAUSES

Tantrums & Tiaras announces its 2017 contestants

Further details for the Jan. 21 San Diego Women's March are here.

San Diego Veterans will sit down to gourmet Christmas dinner.

ENTERTAINMENT

It may be Christmas weekend but there's still lots of fun going on around town: The annual ' Winter White Party' will be at Rich's on Christmas Eve; and Jim Winsor has the lowdown on the rest of the weekend fun in his latest Out & About.

Actress Carrie Fisher suffers massive heart attack on airplane.

J.K. Rowling approves of Harry Potter images in Pulse tribute collection.

Holiday tidbits: Sherry Vine tells the story of Hannukah in funny new video; LGBT holiday ornaments infuriate Christian group; a San Diego couple creates a Trump Christmas tree.

Other entertainment news: Warwick Rowers bare all for LGBT equality in sports; first out network news anchor Thomas Roberts' show canceled; 'Finding Prince Charming' Robert Sepulveda Jr. recreates escort days in new calendar; a gay man was thrown off a plane for confronting Trump's daughter Ivanka; and a Christian theme park wants to 'take back the rainbow.'

And, San Diego takes second in "America's Most Hungover City.'

SOCIAL

Stonewall Citizens' Patrol celebrates 10 years protecting San Diego.

The San Diego Gay Men's Chorus is holding auditions.

Gay editor tells NPR: Trump win is scarier than Pulse aftermath.

UPCOMING FEATURED EVENTS

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? See our list of featured events below, and click HERE for a complete list of events.

SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at Porto Vista Hotel

Saturday Brunch at Uptown Tavern

Christmas Eve & Hanukkah Dinner at Martinis Above Fourth

SDPIX Presents The Winter White Party at Rich's

DIVAS 2-Year Annivesary at Rich's

Ring in the New Year with Rayvon Owen at Martinis Above Fourth

Glitz and Glam Ball at Lips

New Years Eve at Flicks

Pop Your Top this New Year's Eve at Babycakes

NYE with Betty's at Baja Betty's

New Year's Eve at Urban Mo's

2017 Galactic New Year's Eve Bash at the Porto Vista Hotel

NYE Massive at Rich's