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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: March 11 - 17, 2017

NEWS

An ex-gay therapy conference is coming to San Diego and the location has been revealed. A local LGBT ally has started a protest.

Other local news: Local disabled photographer needs the community's power for new custom van; a dog abuser is back in Hillcrest selling puppies; only Miami is worse than San Diego for renters, Forbes reports; and a California lawmaker has proposed a measure to end Daylight Saving Time.

A world-renowned feminist has said that trans women are not women - "they were born male."

Other news: Rep. Susan Davis introduces bipartisan bill to stop LGBT discrimination for jury service; student posts 'Straight Pride' flyers around his high school; arrest made in D.C. LGBT communty center attack; gay reporter's husband dies, T-Mobile 911 'ghost calls' blamed; married Republican senator caught in hotel with minor boy; and anti-Trump McTweet posted by hackers, not company.

CAUSES

The Center to present forum on PrEP.

ENTERTAINMENT

Happy Leather Pride Weekend, San Diego! Here's what to expect at the Leather Fetish Ball on March 17.

New Rufskin swimwear and redesigned retail space.

Jim Winsor's Out & About: St. Patrick's Day in Hillcrest + Spin into 'Overdrive' on March 18.

March birthday? Celebrate at Babycakes on Saturday night!

VOTE! Help bring San Diego Zoo up to number one.

Goodbye 'Copa,' Urban mo's getting a dancefloor overhaul.

Other entertainment news: Amazon says 'no' to male nudity in horror film, pulls movie; these mom jeans are making the internet go crazy; 

This week, SDGLN's Theater Critic Jean Lowerison reviews "Shadowlands."

SOCIAL

Check out our San Diego Leather Pride guide for the rest of this week.

Cathedral City LGBT Days kicks off California pride season.

HEALTH, WELLNESS & SPORTS

'OUT at the Park' 2017 bigger than ever for the LGBT community. 

Trump 'Budget Blueprint' won't cut HIV/AIDS medical funding.

Location, location, location!

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.

St. Patrick's Day at Flicks

Rufskin Swimwear Launch

Top of the Bay with DJ Fariba

Dia de San Patricio at Baja Betty's

Big Lucky Party at Urban Mo's

Deep Fridays at Brick Bar

Saturday Brunch at Uptown Tavern

Baby's Birthday Bash at Babycakes

Overdrive: DJ's GSP, Taj & Max Bruce at Spin

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

Lip Sync War Wednesdays at Uptown Tavern

Chadwick Johnson in "Vegas ... Shaken & Stirred" at Martinis Above Fourth

Haters Roast: The Shady Tour at The Balboa Theatre

Ole! A Night of Flamenco at #1 Fifth Avenue

Havana Nights at #1 Fifth Avenue

SDPIX Presents White Party Kickoff Featuring Inaya Day at Rich's

Hot Chocolate 15k/5k at Petco Park

San Diego Leather Pride events:

San Diego Leather Pride 2017 Flag Raising

Opening Ceremonies at World Beat Cultural Center

Leather Fetish Ball 2017

Leather and Bootblack Contests

Vendor Faire

Victory Brunch