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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: August, 19 - August, 25 2017

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

NEWS

After 25 years serving the San Diego LGBT community, Numbers nightclub will close its doors for good on September 10, 2017. 

This past Monday the sky went a little dark for the total solar eclipse which won't happen again until 2024.

In Hillcrest, witnesses say a deaf man was tased for simply trying to alert police using sign language. 

Some are fearing that the Transgender military ban is closer to becoming reality as a guidance is reportedly being drafted to be released soon. War veteran and Senator Tammy Duckworth pleads with Congress to stop the ban. 

Across the globe, three Australian drag queens came to the rescue of one young man being bashed by homophobes. 

An Alabama school was flying the Pride flag, some wanted it taken down because it was just as controversial as the Confederate one. 

In Alabama, a gay couple wanted to share a sundae with two spoons but the waiter said it wouldn't look right in the restaurant and refused them. 

The Klu Klux Klan distributed flyers throughout a neighborhood in Louisiana calling for the bashing of gays. Police are investigating. 

Reminiscent of the Charlottesville vehicular attack, a man in St Louis drove through a crowd of Trans Lives Matter participants as they attended a vigil for a trans woman. 

Two men tried to sneak a tiger cub across the border on Wednesday, officials relocated the baby to the San Diego Safari Park. 

COMMENTARY

The San Diego AIDS Memorial Task Force is calling on the public to submit design ideas. 

San Diego County Medical Examiner reports that pedestrian fatalities are the worst they have ever been in 23 years. 

CAUSES

The annual Fur Ball is a popular event at the San Diego Humane Society, each year it brings in hundreds of thousands of dollars to support the animals throughout the county.

ENTERTAINMENT

Jinx Mirage takes you into the "Jungle" in this week's "Out & About," with many more fun things to do around town. 

"RuPaul's Drag Race All-Star" gets renewed for a third season. "Untucked" also returns. 

A popular cosplayer is criticized for taking part in the Charlottesville "Unite the Right" rally, webmasters on her website make it go dark. 

The cast of American Horror Story: Cult visited Cher's concert in Vegas, creating rumors that the singer will guest star this season.

The Jenny Jones man who killed his friend after finding out he had a gay crush on him was released early on parole

SOCIAL

The new Lazy Acres in Mission Hills/Hillcrest has a functioning beehive that allows the insects to come and go as they please. 

This cute pup named Archer needs a home, and you might make the perfect pair. 

HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND SPORTS

Katie Sowers, assistant coach for the San Francisco 49ers has made history. This season she will not only become the NFL’s second full-time assistant female coach, she will also become the first openly gay pro team coach, male or female.

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.

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

Suzanne Westenhoefer in Irresistible Humor at Martinis Above Fourth

SDPIX presents Top of the Bay with DJ Tristan Jaxx

10th Annual South Bay Pride

Shoshana Bean in Shoshana Bean Live! at Martinis Above Fourth

Last Martini Standing 4 Benefiting Mama's Kitchen

Bruce Vilanch in Uncensored at Martinis Above Fourth

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