This week's top stories include the local death of Will Walters; a high school band teacher who plead guilty to having sex with a student; New Year's Eve celebration ideas; and more!
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Many in the local LGBT community were shocked to learn yesterday that activist Will Walters was found dead in his Hillcrest apartment. Walters had been engaged in a legal battle with the San Diego Police Department and San Diego Pride over his attire at the 2011 festival.
Also, a San Diego high school band teacher plead guilty to having sex with a student.
A transgender boy was barred from a Boy Scout troop in New Jersey.
Watch what you say! Siri and Alexa could become witnesses against you in court some day.
Other national news includes: Paper delivery employee says her company may be withholding her tips; a federal court rules police may shoot dogs if they move or bark; and JFK's great-nephew comes to defense of a gay friend, resulting in a brawl and arrest.
San Diego shelters will house extra homeless during the weekend storm.
2016 has seen an unprecedented amount of high-profile celebrity deaths (an artist created a visual obituary). The world lost singer George Michael on Christmas Day. He died at the age of 53. All 5 "Freedom! '90" supermodels pay tribute.
Looking for New Year's Eve plans in San Diego? Jim Winsor has all the details in his latest "Out & About."
SDGLN critic Jean Lowerison shares her list of 2016's best films.
Other entertainment news includes: Moving Kodak short proves 'Love Wins;' gay country music artist Kevin Thornton shatters the industry mold; real-life 'average looking' gay couple to appear in NYC subway mosaic; worldwide 2016 'Gay Travel' award winners revealed; and IDW and DC release 'Love is Love' anthology benefitting Orlando survivors and families.
'A Celebration of Resilience' event unites the San Diego LGBTQ community.
HEALTH, WELLNESS & SPORTS
Alano Club helps maintain sobriety through the holidays.
UFC champ Amanda Nunes defends her title and the LGBT communtiy.
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.