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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Feb. 3 - Feb. 9, 2018

Here is everything we covered in SDGLN this week.
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NEWS 

The MO’s Universe Group is adding a new restaurant called insideOUT to the revitalized section of Hillcrest landscape on University Avenue in March 2018.

In 2015, San Diego Gay and Lesbian News brought you the story of Marsha Wetzel. She is suing a retirement community which she claims abused her both physically and verbally because she is gay.

California Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) who is Chair of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus put forth a resolution apologizing for the Golden State’s past LGBT discriminations.

A proposed ballot that would provide $900 million for affordable housing was advanced by a San Diego City Council committee on Wednesday. This would mean an increase to homeowners in their property taxes.

A religious group found the perfect location for its offices in their search for real estate: A former gay nightclub.

A Facebook video has gone viral of a Texas PetSmart groomer being abusive to her canine client during an appointment on Thursday.

In an effort to repeal the California Gas Tax initiative, two North County gas stations dramatically cut their prices on gas this week.

California Superior Court Judge David Lampe ruled in favor of a Christian baker in Kern County who refused to bake a cake for a lesbian couple.

A cis-woman who just wanted to use the bathroom at her local big-chain pharmacy may have changed their entire policy on restroom usage.

COMMENTARY

New reduced sponsorship opportunity will offer local San Diego-based small businesses the chance to expand their presence while supporting San Diego Pride. 

Rev. Irene talks about using Martin Luther King's presence to sell cars in a Super Bowl LII ad. 

CAUSES 

HIV patients and advocates protested Congressman Scott Peters on Thursday, February 22, because they feel he is “heartlessly attacking the life-saving 340B drug program.”

ENTERTAINMENT

Jinx Mirage's plate is full this week in "Out & About." There is a huge Hillcrest Mardi Gras party and Valentine's Day celebrations happening within days of each other. 

To Wong Foo: Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar is headed to Broadway in the very near future. 

Cue the outrage from some conservative groups who will undoubtedly call for a boycott of Coca-Cola products after they watch this great new Super Bowl ad.

We aren’t sure why this homophobic meme was posted on a social media club dedicated to the Universal Pictures animated stars of Despicable Me, the Minions, but it’s there.

Actor John Mahoney probably best known in mainstream entertainment as the dad in the sitcom “Frasier” passed away at the age of 77.

Richard Pryor's widow confirms that the legendary comedian was bisexual and slept with Marlon Brando. 

Those of you who follow Andrew Christian’s underwear brands are no doubt familiar with the face of their product Topher DiMaggio. He has been suspended for sexual assault allegations. 

Our theater critic reviews “Shakespeare in Love," "Cloud Tectonics," and "Cardboard Piano." 

A Mother’s Promise: You Can Be Yourself, was one of six selected story submissions for New York Time’s Conception series.

SOCIAL

San Diego Pride has officially announced this year’s theme as “Persist with Pride” in an email statement from newly appointed Executive Director Fernando Lopez.

Real estate search site Trulia, now offers information on LGBT protections for new homeowners in whichever state you decide to live.

HEALTH, WELLNESS AND SPORTS

Super Bowl fans crowd into a Minneapolis LGBT "Eagle" bar thinking it's named after the Philadelphia NFL team's mascot. 

Publix Supermarkets has come under recent scrutiny for their failure to include HIV preventative drugs in their employee’s health plans.

UPCOMING FEATURED EVENTS

SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel

Divas at Rich's

Together Strong Photoshoot at the LGBT Community Center

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

Lez Girl Party at Rich's

Hillcrest Classic Car Show

Mr. San Diego Eagle 2018 Contest at the San Diego Eagle

Overdrive at Spin Nightclub

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