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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: August, 5 - August, 11 2017

This week's stories from San Diego Gay and Lesbian News.
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SDPIX

NEWS

Donald Trump in a statement Thursday says he is doing the military a favor by banning transgender men and women. 

Target is scouting out a San Diego location for their mini Target Express stores. They looked at the Wang's Restaurant building in North Park Thursday. 

Hillcrest experienced a rash of pedestrian involved accidents last week. On Friday, one person was briefly trapped underneath a vehicle after a chain reaction caused one car to lunge into a crosswalk. And in another incident, a person on an electric scooter was struck by a vehicle on University Avenue. 

A Florida man was shot and killed outside a Florida restaurant while trying to protect his gay cousin from a gunman. 

In Arizona, just a day before a dedication to celebrate their newly painted rainbow crosswalks, someone vandalized the colorful crossing with white paint. 

In California, Fresno Unified school board president Brooke Ashjian said if you teach children about LGBT people in sex ed class, they will be swayed to be gay. And in Washington, a giant inflatable chicken resembling Trump appeared behind the White House while the president is on vacation. 

COMMENTARY

The Sarahah app allows people to comment anonymously to others about anything. Editor Timothy Rawles thinks that's a dangerous concept because it promotes bullying. 

CAUSES

Charity event The Red Dress Party is nearly upon us and you can swap out your old dress for another one at Rich's on Friday, August 25. 

The San Diego Gay Men's Chorus is holding auditions for their holiday concert "Jingle." Here's how to apply. 

Retired adult actor Benjamin Lemke could use a hand from the community to help pay for medical costs resulting from treatments for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

ENTERTAINMENT

The winners were announced for the SDPIX "War on the Catwalk" giveaway featuring RuPaul's Drag Race season 9 contestants. 

Jinx Mirage takes you "Out & About" with everything there is to do in the week ahead before and after CityFest. 

Clothing company wants to reclaim the original meaning of the swastika by putting it on LGBT Pride-themed clothing

A drag queen in Ireland punched a man to the ground after he snatched off her wig in public and the video of the incident went viral. 

"Annabelle: Creation" trailer shows a gay couple reacting to the film in latest ad.

Caitlyn Jenner apologizes for wearing a "Make America Great Again" cap while driving through Los Angeles. 

Aaron Carter comes out as bisexual and is warmhearted about all the support he has received. 

A cute photo of two dads recouping with their son after a busy day at Disney World goes viral. 

Our Theater critic Jean Lowerison reviews "The Drowsey Chaperone," 

A German activist takes the tweets to the streets after Twitter refuses to delete hateful posts containing homophobic, sexist and Anti-Semitic remarks. 

Thirty-five years ago "The Love Boat" featured a trans storyline and despite the times, they did okay. 

SOCIAL

Gayzer Tag is here! New social meetup wants you to ditch the phone and get personal with other men in the community while playing laser tag. 

Buddy is looking for a good home and you can adopt him from the San Diego Humane Society. 

It's all about CityFest in Hillcrest this weekend, some call it "Pride lite." Tons of stuff to do before and after the sun goes down. Meet the DJs who are going to keep you moving after sundown.

It was International Cat Day this past week, and SDGLN celebrated men and their felines in these sexy pics. 

Have some tea or champagne at Exquisite MD Spa's open house event and take advantage of their special offers. 

HEALTH, WELLNESS AND SPORTS

Our fitness expert Grant Foreman guides you through getting that athletic build you always wanted. 

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 Taj

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

 Divas at Rich's Featuring Shae Shae La'Reese

 Back 2 Basics Red and Black Kiki Ball at The Center

 Hillcrest CityFest 2017

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

 SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel

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

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

 The Red Dress Swap at Rich's

 SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel

 SDPIX Presents The Jungle at Rich's

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

 Matinee San Diego: LaLeche! at Rich's

 Matinee San Diego: Heat! at The Lafayette Hotel

 Matinee San Diego: Pervert XXL at Spin

 Matinee San Diego: Pump! at The Lafayette Hotel

 Matinee San Diego: Air Force at Music Box

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