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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: August, 12 - August, 18 2017

Here is everything we covered this week in San Diego Gay and Lesbian News.

NEWS

Dominating the news this week was the white supremacist's "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. One woman died after a white nationalist rammed his car into a counter-protestor crowd. 

A Twitter handle named "Yes, You're Racist" was created to out the alt-right extremists after they made anti-Semitic and homophobic remarks.

A whole New York town received fliers pinpointing a neo-Nazi resident who attended the Charlottesville rally, the accused says his "life is over" there

Nazi sympathizer and viral poster boy for the rally, Peter Cvjetanovic, immediately went on the defense to say "I'm the not angry racist they see in that photo."

While President Trump was vacationing in New Jersey, he did a quick press junket in which he blamed both sides but amended that sentiment on Monday before reverting back to it on Tuesday.  

Rallies across the nation took matters into their own hands and began to dismantle Confederate effigies destroying them such as this one in North Carolina. San Diego had its own Confederate landmark which was uprooted in Horton Plaza. 

A woman in North Carolina spotted one of her neighbors with a Nazi flag hanging over his porch and questioned him about it in his driveway and caught the whole thing on video

A tearful white nationalist made a YouTube video in which he says he scared because there is a warrant out for his arrest after he threatened "violence" with a gun in Charlottesville. 

In local news, a man scaled a billboard in Mission Hills but came down peacefully before being sent to the hospital for evaluation. 

COMMENTARY

Thirty-five years ago, Pink Floyd released the movie "The Wall," which has striking similarities in its narrative to things going on right now in America.  

CAUSES

In response to the hate and violence that took place in Charlottesville, a United Intersections of Justice Rally against Hate will be held beneath the Pride flag in Hillcrest on Sunday. 

Potty-mouthed kids talk racism and the Confederacy in this re-issued NSFW video. 

ENTERTAINMENT

Jinx Mirage is super excited for the week: he talks about Martinis Above Fourth, Overdrive and other fun things to do in the community in "Out & About." 

Our theater critic Jean Lowerison reviews the Andrew Lloyd Webber classic "Evita." 

A bed and breakfast in Italy had a restroom sign which delineated between women, men and "gays."

Clay Aiken apologizes for ever coming to Trump's defense after his neutral remarks about Charlottesville. 

Bonnie Tyler is going to have a "Total Eclipse of the Heart" when she performs the song on Aug. 21 during the actual solar eclipse. 

SOCIAL

Boris is a lovable cat at the San Diego Humane Society that is looking for a great home like yours.

Click HERE to find out how to win a $50 gift certificate to Martinis Above Fourth and enjoy all the A-List entertainment coming to San Diego.

Obama tweets about Charlottesville, making it the most liked tweet in history.

Watch this wonderful video about San Diego Pride 2017 from Rich's Nightclub. 

HEALTH, WELLNESS & SPORTS

The Trump administration could take away LGBT medical protections in the near future, but LGBT organizations say they are ready to fight if they do.  

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 Fariba

The Center's 3rd Annual Casino Night Fundraiser

Baby's Birthday Bash for August at Babycakes

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

United Intersections of Justice Rally at the Hillcrest Pride Flag

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 with DJ Tristan Jaxx

Divas at Rich's Featuring Naysha Lopez

SDPIX Presents The Jungle at Rich's

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

SDPIX presents Top of the Bay With DJ Rick Betta

Matinee San Diego: LaLeche! at Rich's

Matinee San Diego: Heat! at The Lafayette Hotel

Matinee San Diego: Pervert XXL at Spin

Euphoria at Rich's Featuring La Bouche

Matinee San Diego: Pump! at The Lafayette Hotel

Matinee San Diego: Air Force at Music Box

Matinee San Diego: Action! Afterhours Party at Spin

Matinee San Diego: Sunset Tea at The Lafayette Hotel

Bubbles & Cupcakes in Support of AIDS Walk San Diego at Babycakes

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