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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Jan. 6 - Jan.12, 2018

Here is everything we covered in SDGLN this week.

NEWS

It looks as though Target will be moving one of their "mini" stores into North Park, taking over the old Wang's Restaurant space.

On Thursday, President Trump was again the topic of criticism for referring to immigrants from “shithole countries” such as Africa and Central America as undesirable in the United States.

Southern California endured a powerful storm on Monday and Tuesday which caused mudslides and fatalities in the Los Angeles area. 

The first documented murder involving a transgender woman in 2018 has been reported.

The wife of mass shooter Omar Mateen who opened fire in Pulse Nightclub in Orlando in June of 2016, killing 49 people, admitted to knowing what her husband was planning to do for months.

The clothing chain suffered a PR nightmare after they used a young black child to model a hoodie for their online UK stores which reads “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle.”

The Arizona "hate preacher" who said gays should be put to death and the Pulse massacre was warranted because it was against, “a bunch of disgusting perverts and pedophiles” is headed to Jamaica, but thousands of people are trying to stop him online.

The Oprah for President movement has reached the White House with President Trump responding to reports that Oprah is “actively thinking” about entering the 2020 presidential race.

Rep. Darrell Issa (R) said in a statement on Wednesday he won’t seek re-election in 2018.

COMMENTARY

This year is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. It’s a painful and necessary anniversary to remember considering where the country is today.

CAUSES

San Diego Pride announces they will March in MLK Parade.

Since 1975 the Imperial Court de San Diego has held an Annual Toy Drive for Children called "Toys for Kids." This year was a great success

The late Ben F. Dillingham III, who was a decorated Marine captain and tank commander, had his uniforms, medals, dog tags, etc. donated to Lambda Archives this week. 

ENTERTAINMENT

Jinx has weathered the storm this week and come through the other side with this exciting edition of "Out & About."

Funko POPS! are the collectibles of the decade and now the figurines are getting a Ru Paul’s Drag Race makeover.

Fitness club Equinox is celebrating people who have made a difference in history by their passion and persistence.

NBC’s new television series “Rise” was inspired by an out gay man, but the network has re-written him to be straight.

SOCIAL

Why use food delivery apps when instead you can explore America's Finest City and participate in San Diego Restaurant Week (SDRW). 

Big Boys is waiting to be adopted into a loving home just like yours. 

HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND SPORTS

Adam Rippon has been making LGBT sports headlines this week as the first openly gay male to be selected for the Winter Olympics team.

UPCOMING FEATURED EVENTS

Divas at Rich's

Hillcrest Comedy Night with Jaleesa Johnson

Rayvon Owen in "Rayvon Owen in Concert" at Martinis Above Fourth

Hillcrest Classic Car Show

Diversity Night at the Valley View Casino Center

Back to the 90's at Flicks

SDPIX presents Shipwrecked at Rich's

Dina Martina: Fine Avec Me at Martinis Above Fourth

Joe Posa as Joan Rivers in "The Bitch is Back" at Martinis Above Fourth

Superbowl LII at Flicks

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