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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Oct 21 - Oct, 27 2017

NEWS

The local LGBT community lost a beloved member. Larry Macy was struck and killed by a gunman's bullet while dining in a Tijuana restaurant. 

Downtown San Diegians living in the Emerald Plaza got a warning from their management team late last week about a possible threat from a man who police say they were investigating in conjunction with threats of a mass shooting.

A New York college professor was questioned by students when he asked his class to play a game called "Female or Shemale." 

The University of California San Diego has been named the globe’s 16th best university by U.S. News and World Report.

COMMENTARY

The San Diego Black LGBTQ Coalition 2017 Conference brought together an audience of Black attendees, who identify as “LGBTQ”, from all ages, walks of life, and experiences.

CAUSES

Donations given to The San Diego LGBT Community Center now through December 31 will get a 4:1 increase, bringing the possibility of a fundraising total up to $2 million.

Stepping Stone, San Diego's LGBT treatment and recovery program's popular Day of the Dead Celebration returns this year on Saturday, October 28. 

HIV/AIDS fundraising event, The Red Dress Party San Diego raised $30,000 this year beating the previous event total by $10,000.

ENTERTAINMENT

Massive Halloween entertainment and community spirit are in place for the neighborhoods celebration of All Hallows Eve. Check out Jinx Mirage's "Out & About" for details

Last Friday, the cast for  RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars season 3 were Ru-vealed with queens ranging from season two to season nine of the mother show. 

Amazon Key is a new service that will allow couriers inside your home to deliver packages.

Georgia Mayor Derek Easterling (R) performs in drag for a good cause but upsets some of the townsfolk. 

Our theater critic Jean Lowerison reviews "Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll," and "Of Mice and Men."

“When you croak of AIDS (Anally Injected Death Serum) I’ll spit on your grave!” said Echo City, Oregon councilmember Lou Nakapalau during a social media interaction with the director of the film Kumu Hina.

Disney Channel's Andi Mack will feature a tween's coming out story. But One Million Moms quickly started a petition to boycott the show. 

SOCIAL

"Halloween Massive" is a popular dance party and social event to celebrate the holiday. It comes to Rich's on Oct. 28. This celebration is presented by SDPIX

Also, in case you missed it, Heroes VS Villians is taking over the Porto Vista Hotel with the weekly Top of the Bay event on Oct. 27.

The San Diego Gay Men's Chorus has a "Bus Cruise" to their early performance of "Jingle" in December at Sycuan Casino. 

The Porto Vista Hotel had a hiring fair this week, filling some guest services and hospitality positions. 

Ace is a cute kitten at the San Diego Humane Society and he is waiting to be adopted by his forever family. 

HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND SPORTS

Our fitness guru Grant Foreman says you don't have to lift heavy weights to get the tone and body shape you desire. 

San Diego's own soccer team will build a stadium that will seat roughly 10,000 fans at the SoCal Sports Complex in Oceanside,

UPCOMING FEATURED EVENTS

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

SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel

The San Diego Gay Men's Chorus Presents Jingle at The Balboa Theatre

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