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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Oct 14 - Oct, 20 2017

NEWS

The San Diego City Council approved a multi-million dollar religious resort in Mission Valley. 

This past Saturday a pedestrian crossing Southbound State Route 163  north of Robinson Avenue was killed.

The trail got underway this week for a man who is accused of severely torturing his girlfriend's 8-year-old son because he thought he was gay. 

A former U.K. white supremacist came out on British television, he hopes to end hate and violence against the LGBT community. 

After a petition was initiated by the trans community to stop recognizing Cailyn Jenner as a representative of their group, she turns down an award by St. John’s Trans Health Program.

The White House accused The New Yorker of "fake news," after they release a profile on VP Pence which states the president jokingly accused him of wanting to "hang all gays." The New Yorker stands by their piece

A Hillcrest coffee shop Owner wants to employ as many DACA Dreamers as possible. 

COMMENTARY

Due to the Hepatitis A outbreak and the many families experiencing homelessness, San Diego Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer announced a safe parking program that will allow individuals and families who are currently living out of their vehicles a safe and secure place to park at night. 

CAUSES

Non-profit troupe Sapphire Theatre Company gives back to the community and offers our readers a 50% discount on a few performances of their The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

ENTERTAINMENT 

RuPaul's Drag Race stars failed to show up for a scheduled appearance at after-party after performing at "Werq the World" tour, even though it was promised by promoter Voss Events.

Plan your weekend with Jinx Mirage and "Out & About." There is plenty to do this week and he has all the details. 

Halloween is almost here and FilmOut screened a classic  LGBT horror film this week,  here's why it's important. It's star, Dylan Fergus talked to SDGLN about this genre-changing film. 

Timely and beautiful, the San Diego Opera is showing LGBT Pride with "As One" about a trans woman who is coming-of-age and learning to love who she is for the first time. 

Social media quickly clapped back on how they felt about this BuzzFeed video

SOCIAL

As of October 2017, Celebrity Cruises' captains are now able to perform legally-recognized same-sex marriages in international waters.  

Desert Heat returns for Palm Springs Pride and here's their lineup of events. 

It's time for Overdrive again, and that means a night of fun and music on the dancefloor, it all happens on October 21 at Spin. 

Every year Tantrums and Tiaras crowns one amateur drag queen who works within the local community. This year they are bringing some back for a second chance in "Tantrums and Tiara's; Battle of the Bar Queens All-Stars."

The 2004 movie "Hellbent" and "A Nightmare on Elm Street 2" were presented by FilmOut this week,  just in time for Halloween. "Hellbent," an LGBT slasher, changed the genre for horror fans. 

HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND SPORTS

San Diego officially announced the name of its pro soccer team as "1904." The number is significant to America's Finest City.

UPCOMING FEATURED EVENTS

SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel

The Center's 45th Anniversary Gala

Overdrive: Alex Acosta, Tristan Jaxx, & Taj at Spin

Leigh Scarritt Productions Presents Stars of the Future at Martinis Above Fourth

Heroes vs. Villains Halloween Party at Top of the Bay

SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel

Nightmare on Normal Street

Halloween Massive at Rich's

Halloween at Flicks

Greater Palm Springs Pride 2017

SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel

San Diego Gay Men's Chorus Chamber Chorale Presents Faith & Freedom at St. Paul's Cathedral

Amplify Silent Disco Party at Uptown Tavern

Souleil at Top of the Bay

San Diego Gay Men's Chorus presents Art & Wine 2017

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