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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: May 6 - May 12, 2017

SDGLN Weekly Wrap: May 6 - May 12, 2017

NEWS

Locally, adult star David Enrique Meza was found guilty of murdering his 52-year-old lover in Baja Mexico. And Hillcrest business owners settle out of court with lawsuits brought on by a La Jolla lawyer, even though some believe they are unfounded. 

Also this  week, Mission Hills and Hillcrest saw the destruction of the old IBEW building on Washington Street, making wat for a new regional library. 

Texas lawmakers pass a discriminatory foster care bill, that could allow organizations to make decisions about childcare based on their religious beliefs: Lambda Legal responds. I Baltimore two suspects have been arrested for using dating apps Grindr and Scruff to lure men into meeting them, then robbing them, and in West Virginia, a reporter was incarcerated after allegedly asking too many questions about healthcare, badgering Health and Services Secretary Tom Price.

On the California political front, former underwear model Antonio Sabato Jr., will run for California Congress

Nationally, the viral video couple who became famous after Rowen County Clerk Kim Davis refused to issue them a marriage license will continue their punitive lawsuit against her. The Mormons are poised to withdraw nearly 180,000 teens from the Boy Scouts of America program, they say to start their own youth organization. 

Internationally, eyewitness reports are still coming in about Chechen men and women who are tortured, even killed because they are gay. And one LGBT organization is evacuating them from the Republic. 

COMMENTARY

Mike Spradley says that episodic television is making some strides when it comes to LGBT storylines, especially USA Network's "Eyewitness."

Los Angeles Pride released the name of their Grand Marshal for Los Angeles Pride 2017, Alexei Romanoff.

CAUSES

Mama's Kitchen celebrates nearly 30 years of fundraising for HIV/AIDS and cancer at Mama's Day tasting event. 

ENTERTAINMENT

The San Diego City Ballet ends their very impressive season with two elegant ballets: Carmen and Four Seasons, both a great Mother's Day gift with special savings for SDGLN readers. Meet the married stars behind the performance of Carmen, Geoff and Ariana Gonzalez and what it means to dance together. 

Plus don't forget to take the mom in your life out this weekend for Mother's Day. Jim Winsor details everything going on in Hillcrest in Out & About.

Big new coming from the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus' Chamber Chorale as they head to New York to perform Tyler's Suite at the Lincoln Center

Singer David Hernandez got intimate with his audience at Martinis Above Fourth on Thursday with his soul session. 

Jean Lowerison, SDGLN's theater critic took in a few shows this week. Here are her reviews for Heathers: The Musical, The Music Man, and Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, and Jersey Boys.

San Diego's own American Idol, Keith London, takes his incredible voice overseas and makes it to round two of X Factor

SOCIAL

In our classified section one company is looking to hire a Social Media Marketing Coordinator. 

And Palm Springs was a Mecca of gorgeous  men as Jeffrey Sanker's highly popular White Party took over the desert. Here are some pictures in case you missed it. 

HEALTH, WELLNESS & SPORTS

The Los Angeles Rams are taking Pride in the LGBT community as they sponsor illuminating signage that will hang over the street in Venice, CA. during their Pride event. 

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 the Porto Vista Hotel with DJ Taj

26th Annual Mama's Day at Hyatt Regency La Jolla

RuPaul’s Drag Race Viewing Party - season 9 at Urban Mo’s

Cabaret Drag Brunch at Gossip Grill

Mother's Day Drag Brunch at Gossip Grill

F-Monday it's Sunday Funday at Uptown Tavern

Johnny Martin at Martinis Above Fourth

Joe Posa as Joan Rivers in ”The Bitch is Back”  at Martinis Above Fourth

Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast

SDPIX presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel

Divas at Rich’s benefiting Trans Family Support Services.

21st Annual SDCCU Festival of Arts in North Park

Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride 2017

NO H8 Campaign Open Photo Shoot at Hotel Palomar

Baby's Birthday Bash at Babycakes

Overdrive: Nina Flowers, Drew G, Mateo Segade, at Spin Nightclub

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