888 4 GAY NEWS or 888-442-9639

SDGLN Weekly Wrap: July 29 - August, 4 2017

Here's everything we covered in SDGLN this week.

NEWS 

A Georgia woman became the 16th transgender person murdered in the United States in 2017.

The U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs says trans vets will be protected even after Trump's military ban. 

Heiress to the Bulleit Bourbon company makes some rather harsh claims about her family and their business asserting that they are homophobic. 

San Diego Police say a rash of complaints about threatening phone calls have come into the department lately. On Thursday evening, a homeless man crossing the street was injured after a vehicle struck him and sped off. 

COMMENTARY

The radio show "The Breakfast Club" came under fire for not apologizing for their part in an interview with transphobic comedian Lil Duval. EditorTimothy Rawles says they should

Mayor Faulconer and other officials visited the site for the new state-of-the-art Mission Hills/Hillcrest library branch. 

CAUSES

Matthew Phy says he is going to make it his mission to get a Bisexual Pride flag to fly in Hillcrest hopefully in time for September. 

ENTERTAINMENT

Win tickets to "War on the Catwalk" starring RuPaul's Drag Race season 9 queens coming to Balboa Theatre on August 11.

Summer is the time for fun and our social columnist Jinx Mirage has all the details about what to do around town in his weekly Out & About

San Diego retail outlet Mankind says they will face a lawsuit from a huge designer if they don't change their name. Also in Hillcrest business, the recently opened Bull & Grain Bar and Grill has closed for good

You won't need any quarters for this retro-arcade that's been set up at the Fleet Science Center through January 2018. 

A woman who loves going to gay bars is tired of gay men saying women should stay out of them; she writes an op-ed stating why. 

Comedian Lil Duval made threatening transphobic remarks on "The Breakfast Club" radio show, and the hosts appeared to provoke him to say more. 

These golden girls of drag still perform in San Diego, and they put on a great show. 

Also, watch this adorable new short about a gay schoolboy whose heart goes out on his own to connect with his school yard crush. In other entertainment news, All-American Rejects frontman Tyson Ritter causes some controversy for portraying a trans woman in new video. 

After the fallout from their transphobic guest Lil Duval's threatening statements, "The Breakfast Club" hosts say they see no need to apologize

SOCIAL

There are decorated rocks all around Hillcrest and it's a part of a community-wide scavenger hunt for a project called "Community Rocks." 

The dating app Jack'd has activated a feature which now blurs the exact location of a user after an increase in hate crimes. 

Abernathy is a sweet cat who needs a home and he is available to adopt through the San Diego Humane Society. 

HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND SPORTS

A new book explores how men feel about themselves by way of their manhood. We interview the writer has some insight into the male ego. 

A man was refused coverage of Truvada after his insurance company said he would be using it for "high-risk homosexual behavior."

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? See our list of featured events below, and click HERE for a complete list of events.

UPCOMING FEATURED EVENTS

SDPIX presents Top of the Bay with DJ Rick Betta

Rehab: Day & Pool Party at The Lafayette Hotel

F-Monday It's Sunday Funday at Uptown Tavern

SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel

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

Divas at Rich's Featuring Shae Shae La'Reese

Hillcrest CityFest 2017

F-Monday It's Sunday Funday at Uptown Tavern

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

Overdrive: Andre Grossi, Matt, Effect, & Rick Betta at Spin

F-Monday It's Sunday Funday at Uptown Tavern

M-Pact in An Evening With M-Pact at Martinis Above Fourth

SDPIX Presents The Jungle at Rich's

Betty Bryant in An Evening of Jazz With Betty Bryant at Martinis Above Fourth

Want to be notified of call to action requests, community meetings, and rallies, safety alerts or other urgent matters that impact the LGBT community? 

Text* SDGLN to 94253 to subscribe.

*A confirmation message will be sent to your mobile phone. Texts may be sent using automatic telephone dialing system. Reply/consent not required for any purchase. Periodic messages. Reply STOP to cancel, Reply HELP for help. Message & Data rates may apply.