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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Nov 11 - Nov, 17 2017

Here is everything we covered in SDGLN this week.

NEWS

San Diego HIV/AIDS activist and community leader Benjamin F. Dillingham III passed away on Friday, losing his battle with cancer. 

Model David Byers was arrested in San Diego after leading authorities on a cross-country manhunt in May. He plead guilty to a series of robberies he committed on the east coast. 

Palm Springs City Council is now 100-percent LGBT after the elections held this month. 

Ja Du who is transgender lives in Florida and has become part of a growing group of people who are white but identify as “transracial.”

A majority of Australians have voted yes to marriage equality, and now parliament must do the same. 

A recently hired UK editor for Gay Times is suspended after past problematic tweets come to light. 

San Francisco Rainbow Honor Walk celebrates people making LGBT history, our own Nicole Murray-Ramirez was there

People living in their RVs say San Diego should lighten up on parking laws so they can live in them in peace, they claim they are filing a class-action suit against the city. 

COMMENTARY

The Reverand Irene Monroe has read Donna Brazile's new book "Hack," and gives her thoughts on all the controversy surrounding it. 

A new report released on Thursday by Reform California shows the depth of impact the Gas and Car Tax will have on everyday families across California.

CAUSES

In case you missed your chance to get your hands painted in rainbow colors and photo taken for the "Together Strong" project, you can do so at The Center this weekend

The non-profit organization Transgender Community Coalition in Palm Springs commissioned a life-size sculpture to honor victims of transgender violence, it will be unveiled on November 20. 

ENTERTAINMENT 

So much to celebrate in "Out & About" this week, there are two big anniversaries going on, and Jinx Mirage reviews the SDPIX/Souleil team-up at Top of the Bay. 

The popular event "Overdrive" celebrates 4 years this weekend with another great dance party

Popular party game "Cards Against Humanity" has bought up borderlands at the US/Mexico border to combat President Trump's Wall. 

A UK poll found that a majority of gay men find feminine men a turn-off. 

Our theater critic Jean Lowerison reviews "Something Rotten!" "Falling" and  "Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”

Social media doesn't respond well to People Magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" choice in country music star Blake Shelton. 

SOCIAL

SDPIX and Rich's are giving you something to be thankful for at "Euphoria" over the Thanksgiving weekend. Here are the details

Here is all the entertainment headed your way at Martinis Above Fourth from now until early December. 

The Nicky Awards polls close on Monday, so be sure to go online to cast yours before then. 

HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND SPORTS

The annual sporting get-together "Out at the Park" announces its 2018 event date. 

Our own Grant Foreman has the perfect remedy for those "cozy" holiday foods that never seem to digest properly. 

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? See our list of featured events below, and click HERE for a complete list of events.

UPCOMING FEATURED EVENTS

SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel

Divas at Rich's

San Diego Eagle 15-Year Anniversary Celebration

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

Havana Nights at #1 Fifth Avenue

Overdrive 4th Anniversary at Spin Nightclub

Together Strong Photoshoot at the LGBT Community Center

Thanksgiving Eve Britney Night at Flicks

Thanksgiving Day at Crest Cafe

Friendsgiving at Uptown Tavern

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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