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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Nov 18 - Nov, 24 2017

Here is everything we covered in SDGLN this week.
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NEWS

A conservative and homophobic Ohio lawmaker admitted guilt to having sex with another man in his office and has subsequently resigned his position. 

In international news, the Turkish capital city of Ankara has banned all LGBT events including concerts, film festivals and other gatherings. They say it's for fear of “social sensitivities.”

A Detroit trans woman was shot with an automatic rifle after two men robbed her on a city street. 

This statue was deemed too "suggestive" at a Catholic school in Australia and has since been covered until it can be fixed. 

COMMENTARY 

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

The University of California San Diego has been named the nation’s 10th best public university for LGBTQ students

CAUSES

Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) will honor those affected by the disease with events around Las Vegas on December 1. That includes having some big casino's marquees going red for the day. 

On Thanksgiving, The Imperial Court hosted a Thanksgiving dinner at The Center and delivered 150 dinners to a senior center and grocery vouchers for families in need.

ENTERTAINMENT 

It's Thanksgiving Weekend and Jinx Mirage has all the details about what's going on around the community in "Out & About." 

Jeffrey Tambor recently quit the critically acclaimed Amazon series "Transparent" after sexual misconduct allegations. 

Idina Menzel releases a new song from the short Olaf’s Frozen Adventure playing ahead of Pixar's "Coco." 

We review “Barbra: The Music...The Mem’ries...The Magic!” now streaming on Netflix.

Demi Lovato brought trans politician Danica Roem with her to the American Music Awards

Dating app Grindr updates its profile options to include trans and non-binary identification. 

Jean Lowerison reviews "The Season of Love."

SOCIAL

Thanksgiving may be over, but there is still more to be thankful for especially if you are heading out to "Euphoria" on November 25. Take a look at the talent list. 

Let the shopping in Hillcrest begin! If you shop locally, you may also win a Hillcrest shopping spree

Get a look at Big Frank; he's ready to adopt from The San Diego Humane Society. 

HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND SPORTS

The Warwick Rowers release an all-male calendar every year in which they appear almost full-frontal: this is all to help combat homophobia in sports. They have announced their 2018 edition. 

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 Euphoria at Rich's

SDSU Rocket Project Fundraiser at Uptown Tavern

Deck the Halls at Stepping Stone

SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel

Divas at Rich's

North Park Toyland Parade

Annual Charity Wreath Auction at Martinis Above Fourth

Jackie Beat: A Gay in a Manger at Martinis Above Fourth

YPC Holiday Party and Ugly Sweater Contest at Babycakes

Steve Grand in All-American Boy at Martinis Above Fourth

Guys, Games & Grub at the LGBT Community Center

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

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