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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Dec 16 - Dec, 22 2017

Here is everything we covered in SDGLN this week.
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SDPIX - From Winter White Party 2016

NEWS 

Fire crews battled a blaze at an auto body shop near Lindbergh Field on Tuesday morning.

Police are looking for a man who stood in front of the Ocean Beach Elementary school and exposed himself on Sunday.

The Department of Health and Social Services (H.H.S) attempted to shed some light on a recent report which claims the Centers for Disease Control (C.D.C) is banned by the Trump administration from using the words “Transgender” and “diversity” among others in their 2019 budget requests.

COMMENTARY

After the defeat of Roy Moore in Alabama, African-American women are being lauded as “the backbone” of the Democratic Party, Rev Irene Monroe says that's not a compliment. 

Reverend Irene Monroe also believes since Trump has taken office there has been an erosion of LGBTQ civil rights under the guise of religious liberty, she thinks it is the new Jim Crow laws

CAUSES

Nearly 100 volunteers will join Father Joe’s Villages to celebrate Christmas Eve by serving a traditional holiday meal to more than 700 people who are homeless.

ENTERTAINMENT

The holiday is finally upon us and amid all of the houseguests, overeating, and cheer through spirits, jinx Mirage is having a great time. letting you know what's happening in the community in this week's Out & About. 

Las Vegas’ MGM Resort may be getting a famous “poker face” not in the casino but on stage at the Park Theater (currently Monte Carlo) as Lady Gaga will take up a brief residency there. 

Fans of Amanda Lepore who are eagerly awaiting a follow-up to her popular album “I…Amanda Lepore,” can expect a collection of new music in early 2018. She dropped a new single from the EP this week. 

Disney unveiled Donald Trump as the newest animatronic member of the classic attraction called Hall of Presidents at Walt Disney World.

The "Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again" trailer dropped this week and Cher steps off of a helicopter and onto a Greek Island as grandmother to the star. 

Alec Mapa isn’t afraid to talk about anything, and the LGBT community should appreciate that a little more; he is coming to Martinis Above Fourth on Dec. 28

San Diego critics give their best-of 2017 movie list. Will Oscar agree? 

SOCIAL

San Diego Gay and Lesbian News and SDPIX are giving away fifty $20 gift cards to Hillcrest’s iconic locally owned and operated Crest Café now through the end of the year.

The Porto Vista Hotel is ringing in the New Year with a very special theme and although it will feel international, you won’t have to leave the comfort of America’s Finest City.

Christmas is coming early thanks to SDPIX and Rich's for the annual Winter White Party. This event will be held at Rich’s Nightclub on Saturday, December 23, at 10 pm and go until Christmas Eve morning at 2 am.

Chiquito is waiting at the San Diego Humane Society to be adopted by a loving family.

HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND SPORTS

In Los Angeles on Wednesday, the National Football League held their sophomore NFL Pride event in which athletes talked about being gay and closeted in the industry.

UPCOMING FEATURED EVENTS

SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel

 Winter White Party at Rich's

 Stars of Today and Stars of Tomorrow at Martinis Above Fourth

 Richard Shelton in "Sinatra and Me" at Martinis Above Fourth

 Alec Mapa in "Holiday in Alec Mapa" at Martinis Above Fourth

 New Years Money Grab at Flicks

 SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel

Emile Welman's New Year's Spectacular at Martinis Above Fourth

New Years Eve Party at the San Diego Eagle

New Year Celebration at Flicks

Lil' Havana New Years Eve Night at the Porto Vista Hotel

NYE Massive at Rich's

 

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