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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Feb. 4 - 10, 2017

NEWS

More from the new Trump administration: The White House lists Pulse massacre as 'ignored' news event; Betsy DeVos becomes U.S. Secretary of Education; Trump uses presidential power to criticize Nordstrom, an issue of ethics; and anti-LGBT Tom Price becomes Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Meet 'The Resizters,' San Diego's new protest song cover band.

Other news: Venezuelan profesor allegedly beaten by police for being trans; porch pirate grabs doorstep deliveries in Mission Hills; CA politicians announce bill to modernize state's discriminatory HIV criminalization laws; and a transgender girl, 11, bullied then shot with BB gun.

COMMENTARY

From The Rev. Irene Monroe: Trump is one example why we need Black History Month.

CAUSES

Many surprises at the 45th Imperial Court Coronation.

Valentine's Day: Artists and activists to rally and RISE.

ENTERTAINMENT

Tantrums and Tiaras: Battle of the Bar Queens 2017 is fast approaching! We began profiling the contestants this week - Marshall Alexander of #1 Fifth Avenue; Lukas Volk of Urban Mo's; Cody Bray of Baja Betty's; and Josh Ramirez of Flicks.

Jim Winsor's Out & About: Valentine's Day in Hillcrest.

Rare drag performance by Mayor of Hillcrest and Queen Mother on video.

San Diego LGBT comic book nerds create show to discuss everything "geeky."

The San Diego Golden Girls return!

Was Gaga sending a message through her Super Bowl song set? She also responded to 'fat' comments. Pink responds to Gaga's use of aerial choreogrpahy.

This week, SDGLN's Theater Critic Jean Lowerison reviews: "Freaky Friday;" "Blue Door;" and "An Iliad."

Other entertainment news: 'Mozart' star Sandro Isaack developing cartoon about a little girl with two dads; and Lady Gaga will appear on "Drag Race 9" season opener.

SOCIAL

Thirteen tips on surviving a protest.

Dharma Bum Buddhist Temple closer to getting new home in University Heights.

New 'Lunch Loop' shuttle is a free way to end Hillcrest parking stress.

Special pricing ends Friday for Matinee Las Vegas Festival.

HEALTH, WELLNESS & SPORTS

Grant Foreman Fitness: Hello from the ... inside.

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.

Homosexual Speed Dating with Paris at Urban Mo's

Divas at Rich's

Saturday Brunch at Uptown Tavern

Valentine's Day Prix Fixe Menu at the Porto Vista Hotel

Dragula SuperMonsters Tour at Urban Mo's

F-Monday, It's Sunday Funday! at Uptown Tavern

Cheap Thrills V-Date at Urban Mo's

David Burnham in 'A Broadway Valentine' at Martinis Above Fourth

Lip Sync War Wednesdays at Uptown Tavern

Jai Rodriguez in 'As Seen On' at Martinis Above Fourth

Deep Fridays at Brick Bar

Mr. San Diego Eagle Contest Meet & Greet at the San Diego Eagle

Overdrive at SPIN

Tantrums & Tiaras: Battle of the Bar Queens

Stripper Circus: Neon Lights at Rich's

Presidents Day at Hillcrest Brewing Company

Hillcrest Mardi Gras: Revival Tour