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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: March 25 - 31, 2017

Check out this week's digest of all the stories that made it to the pages of SDGLN!

NEWS

Pride flag creator Gilbert Baker has died at 66.

Transgender Day of Visibility adds strength for equality.

Homophobic harrassment is on the rise in Hillcrest, reports SDGLN Community Editor Timothy Rawles.

Also from Hillcrest: Neighborhood establishments have been bombarded with civil rights lawsuits; and Hillcrest-wide parking enforcement hours shift.

Other local news: Resident Pulse DJ, survivor, and hero will play at the San Diego Pride Music Festival; old San Diego hotels to be made into housing for homeless; and Lambda Archives announces Historian in Residence.

On the national scene: Trump drops LGBT people from 2020 census survey, and removes order for businesses to comply with anti-discrimination rules. Caitlyn Jenner is not happy with HB2 replacement law.

COMMENTARY

From The Rev. Irene Monroe: Emmett Till painting raises concerns of cultural appropriation.

CAUSES

Meet the 15 bachelors up for bid in the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus charity auction.

Dining Out For Life San Diego update: The Fifty Percenters.

ENTERTAINMENT

Jim Winsor's Out & About: Chorus boys for sale this Sunday at Flicks.

Matt Alber will mesmerize San Diegans in early April.

Television actor Daniel Newman comes out.

Other entertainment news: Trans singer's beautiful song of inclusion gets over 1-million hits; 'Trans' revenge film "The Assignement" already being boycotted; shirtless violinest responds to Disney haters with 'Beast' of his own; Disneyland's 'Autopia' gets a cute upgrade; 

This week, SDGLN Theater Critic Jean Lowerison reviews: "Abundance;" and "Awake and Sing!"

HEALTH, WELLNESS, & SPORTS

Lara and Atkins' plans for Healthy California Act revealed.

Gay hockey fans tie knot in professional ice rink.

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 with DJ Rick Betta

RuPaul's Drag Race Viewing Party: Season 9 at Urban Mo's

Deep Fridays at Brick Bar

Saturday Brunch at Uptown Tavern

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

Bachelor Auction benefiting San Diego Gay Men's Chorus at Flicks

Souleil at Gossip Grill

The Imperial Court de San Diego's 2017 Royale Gala & Investitures

Matt Alber at Martinis Above Fourth

Supreme Drag Superstar VI at University of San Diego

Lady Bunny in Trans-Jester at Martinis Above Fourth

Impulse San Diego's Big Hard Talk at The Lafayette Hotel

Euphoria featuring Mariahlynn at Rich's