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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Jan. 27 - Feb. 2, 2018

Here is everything we covered in SDGLN this week.
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Fernando Lopez

NEWS

San Diego Gay and Lesbian News learned that the new executive director of San Diego Pride, Eric Heinritz resigned and current Director of Operations, Fernando Lopez Jr. would take over. That news was confirmed by Pride on Thursday. 

A disturbing report came through many mainstream and LGBT publication sites today concerning Indonesian trans women in Aceh province who were subject to a raid in which they were forced to shave their heads and wear men’s clothing over the weekend. 

We wouldn’t normally like to give this homophobic Arizona pastor any press time, but this latest news may speak to the powers of the LGBT community.

The 12 transgender women who were arrested in Aceh Indonesia this past weekend have been released from jail, but they have been ordered to keep their hair short and act like men.

The group “Patriotic Picnic” is headed back to Chicano Park this weekend despite last year’s controversial visit which was motivated by their desire to “topple” the Latino historical space in retaliation to the removal of a Confederate marker in Horton Plaza last September.

COMMENTARY

"Frederick Douglas is dead. This February during  Black History Month Americans across the country will commemorate the bicentennial of his birthday. Last year this time, however, President Donald J. Trump didn’t appear to know this fact." Read the full commentary HERE.

CAUSES

Mr. Eagle San Diego hosts a two-day fundraiser to benefit PAWS San Diego. Donation items in need: Dog food, cat food, kitty litter, pet toys, etc.

ENTERTAINMENT

It's another great week to get out into the neighborhood and see what's going on. Jinx Mirage is taking you step-by-step through all the events, entertainment and happenings taking  place this week in "Out & About." 

Peter Yates, director of “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” says Dumbledore's sexuality will not be explored,  “not explicitly,” anyway in new film. 

Jean Lowerison Reviews "Building the Wall," and “Outside Mullingar.”

Mark Salling of the hit television show "Glee" was been found dead having apparently died by suicide reports TMZ. 

Reba McEntire got into drag to portray the most famous Colonel in fried chicken.

On Sunday millions of football fans will get a glimpse of a lesbian couple and a non-binary person in this new spot.

SOCIAL

The White Party is an annual gay event that contains so much fun and surprises some ticket options sell out quickly, and this year it’s going to be more fun, and more over-the-top than ever before.

In case you haven't heard, downtown San Diego has canceled their Mardi Gras event which means Fabulous Hillcrest is going to be the place to celebrate this year. And from the looks of it, they have pulled out all the stops to make this Fat Tuesday one to remember. 

Angel is a Domestic Short Hair/Mix who is currently at the San Diego Humane Society, she is looking for a forever family.

HEALTH, WELLNESS & SPORTS

Pro boxer, former rugby player, and recent Australian reality star Anthony Mundine has some strong opinions about gay people, calling them “wrong” and "confusing to society” according to Queerty.

UPCOMING FEATURED EVENTS

SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel

Woof Fundraiser at the San Diego Eagle

Superbowl LII at Flicks

Stripper Circus at Rich's

National Treasure - The Tammie Brown Show at Martinis Above Fourth

Mama Crissy Collins in "Crissy Collins Live!" at Martinis Above Fourth

Black Light Party at Flicks

F*ck VD at Pardon My French

Hillcrest Mardi Gras Party Bus Bar Hop

Mardi Gras Masquerade at Rich's

Catherine Alcorn in "The Divine Miss Bette" at Martinis Above Fourth

Alisan Porter in I Come in Pieces at Martinis Above Fourth

Broken Heart's Club at Flicks

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