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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: July 22 - July, 28 2017

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NEWS 

The big news this week was President Donald Trump's announcement via Twitter that transgender men and women would no longer be allowed to serve their country. 

This caused many in the community to speak out against the proclamation including The Log Cabin Republicans, and San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer

Support for his Twitter promulgation came from the religious sector by two conservative organizations. 

Storefront signage in the old location of Filter on University Avenue in Hillcrest shows another coffeehouse and bakery moving into the location. 

On Tuesday an intrepid squirrel created a neighborhood-wide power outage after he interfered with an SDG&E conductor.

The Hillcrest Business Association created a protest art installation of balloons to challenge SANDAG's plans to remove parking spots in the community to make way for bike lanes. 

Talks are in the works about turning Qualcomm Stadium into a safe place for San Diego's growing homeless population. 

The owner of the gay club Dallas Eagle is running for governor of Texas and he says he is giving it his all in the predominately red state. 

Mayor of Hillcrest Nicole Murray-Ramirez was in Idaho last week, meeting with LGBT leaders and discussing Boise Pridefest. 

An LGBT fighting force is turning the tables on ISIS in Syria and promise to plant a rainbow flag on the site of each victory. 

Travelers to Mexico are being warned about alcohol being served in that country after two incidents of people blacking out has raised concerns by foreign visitors. 

COMMENTARY

Senator John McCain sent out a press release and statement over Trump's anti-trans military statement saying, "American who wants to serve our country and is able to meet the standards should have the opportunity to do so—and should be treated as the patriots they are." 

Also, transgender activist and writer Gwendolyn Ann Smith says bringing up the sitcom character Klinger from M*A*S*H does not help the trans in the military cause. 

And Reverand Irene Monroe also weighs in on the military issue

CAUSES

In honor of the creator of the transgender flag, and in protest of Trump's ban on trans folks in the military, the transgender flag flew high over Hillcrest at Pride Plaza on Thursday. 

 ENTERTAINMENT

The publisher of this publication and the social log SDPIX is celebrating 15 years alongside sexy men's underwear company Rufskin at Rich's on Saturday, July 29. Special guest Kristine W will perform live. 

Jinx Mirage gives you all the details about what's going on in Hillcrest this week in "Out & About.

Kickxy Vixen-Styles is a superhero on the stage in drag and at the front of the house before the show even begins. 

Michael Saltsman finally gets the keys to his dream in the form of Uptown Tavern as of Friday morning. 

Comic-Con may have ended, but this guy's award-winning Ursula cosplay costume lives on in social media. You can watch it HERE

Jennifer Lopez made it clear that she supports her young relative who is gender neutral by using "them" and "they" in a Twitter post. 

Actor Jason Stuart performed at Martinis Above Fourth on Thursday. The comedian says, "He's Only Gay on the weekends," which is also the name of his stand-up show. 

Our theater critic Jean Lowerison visited a Disney classic on stage with "The Little Mermaid," and looked at slices of life in "At The Old Place."

SOCIAL

Matinee is coming to San Diego on Labor Day weekend 2017, it's your last chance to save 60-percent on tickets

Gritty is a Yorkie mix who lives at the San Diego Humane Society but would love to go home with the right family. 

HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND SPORTS

Openly gay Olympic contender Tom Daley was able to do something in Budapest he wasn't able to at the 2017 Olympics; take the gold.

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

Divas at Rich's Featuring Jaidynn Diore Fierce

Bingo Fundraiser for Red Dress Party San Diego at Urban Mo's

San Diego Gay Men's Chorus Presents Divas at the Balboa Theatre

SDPIX and Rufskin Celebrating 15 Years at Rich's

F-Monday It's Sunday Funday at Uptown Tavern

The Breakthrough Revue 2017 at Martinis Above Fourth

SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel

Rehab: Day & Pool Party at The Lafayette Hotel

War On The Catwalk: The Queens From Season 9 at The Balboa Theatre

Hillcrest CityFest 2017

Branden & James in From Bach to Bieber at Martinis Above Fourth

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