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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Oct 28 - Nov, 3 2017

Here is everything we covered in SDGLN this week.

NEWS

The SRO Lounge in Bankers Hill will have to relocate soon after the block was sold to developers. The owners are currently looking for a new location. 

Actor Kevin Spacey has been in the news all week because of allegations of sexual misconduct with a former underage castmate. 

Two transgender women of color were found murdered this week, Candace Towns and Stephanie Montes, that brings the total of trans murders in the U.S. to 23.

A federal judge blocked the Trump trans military ban, she says things must continue as normal. 

A gay club in Cuba was the site of an attempted bombing according to their local news, no injuries were reported. 

Locally, a Hillcrest smoke shop was raided and one man arrested on suspicion of selling the synthetic drug spice. 

Two Scottish Marines were ousted from the military and given community service after being caught on film doing lewd acts in public. 

COMMENTARY

The Rev. Irene Monroe looks back at the Matthew Shepard murder with new eyes after reading the controversial book "The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard,”

CAUSES

Marc Ching, founder of the Animal Hope and Wellness Center goes undercover around the world to help animals that are being abused and mistreated. 

ENTERTAINMENT

Jinx Mirage is "Out & About" celebrating Palm Springs Pride weekend. He has all the details on what's going on in the desert and locally. 

The popularity of Stranger Things 2 has brought a new star to the forefront. Dacre (Day-Ker) Montgomery explains why he doesn't think his character on the show is gay.

Bravo's Andy Cohen talks about the Kathy Griffin rant against him and dismissing her in a TMZ interview. 

Alaska Thunderfuck has a new reality show on VH1 and we talk to her about being "Scared Famous."

Our own Jean Lowerison reviews two plays this week, "On Golden Pond" and "Zoo Story."

SOCIAL

The popular Sunday daytime dance party Souleil is going above San Diego in partnership with SDPIX for their special Top of the Bay event at the Porto Vista Hotel on Sunday, November 12.

October was LGBT History Month, and each year, the Equality Forum celebrates the achievements of 31 lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender icons.

The San Diego Eagle will celebrate 15-years of operation this month and they have a great weekend party planned

Aphrodite is a cute pup who just needs a good home and lots of love. He can be found at the San Diego Humane Society. 

HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND SPORTS

Openly gay rower Robbie Manson was honored as "Athlete of the Year" at a ceremony in Prague. 

UPCOMING FEATURED EVENTS

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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