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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: April 21 - April 27, 2018

Here is everything we covered in San Diego Gay and Lesbian News this week.
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NEWS

After a decade of serving the Hillcrest community with some of the tastiest treats in San Diego, the popular bakery Babycakes will be pulling up stakes and relocating to the Paradise Hills neighborhood in order to expand.

The Twittersphere is pretty ecstatic about a picture posted by Parkland shooting survivor Cameron Kasky in which he embraces classmate and gun reform advocate David Hogg on Monday. The Tweet was captioned simply “Prom 2018.”

Last May the San Diego County Board of Supervisors announced that the San Diego Department of Animal Services would no longer be providing that service as of July 1. That left city officials trying to figure out who would take over the massive responsibility.  

It’s never good news when a business fails, but Memories Pizza in Indiana like so many that said they would refuse service to the LGBT community has closed for good.

A couple was denied service by a pediatrician because they are gay. Jami and Krista Contreras are in the media spotlight to tell their story for a new national campaign called Beyond I Do.

Some parents still cringe when their adult kids tell them they are getting a tattoo. Such was the case for Richard, a New Jersey dad, who says he’s not against tattoos, but when it came down to his own son Jonathan he was admittedly alarmed.

COMMENTARY

GLAAD, on Thursday, voiced outrage towards the U.S. Senate for confirming Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State by a vote of 57-42 despite his clear anti-LGBTQ record and professional ties to the Family Research Council, a Southern Poverty Law Center-designated anti-LGBTQ hate group.

CAUSES

On Thursday, the annual fundraising event Dining Out for Life brought San Diego together to raise money for The San Diego LGBT Community Center (The Center).

The popularity of The Red Dress Party San Diego (RDPSD) rises every year. Last year over 90-percent of the tickets sold out just a few weeks before the event. Get ready to purchase your pre-sale tickets on May 4. 

ENTERTAINMENT

There is so much to do this week it can't be contained in San Diego alone. Whether it's a huge dance party gathering of the best musicians including an international superstar in Palm Springs, or a night of Pride at Petco Park, there is no excuse to stay at home this coming week if you are able to get Out & About. 

Swedish musician Avicii, aka Tim Bergling, has died according to his publicist Diana Baron. The artist was 28-years old.  

Although it wasn’t her first career choice, Debby Holiday has become a famous name in the music industry. It runs in her blood. Her father Jimmy Holiday composed the classic song “Put a Little Love in Your Heart,” and R&B legends Etta James and Ray Charles were close friends of her family.

Last week was another acrylic nail-biter on RuPaul's Drag Race, the girls having to complete a quick look from the contents of a military duffle bag in the mini-challenge then put on a scripted skit for judge Ross Mathews' fictional trash talk show “The Bossy Rossy Show" in the maxi.  Then it was a denim and diamonds look on the runway for special guest judges Carrie Preston and Shania Twain. Mayhem Miller was sent home and talked to us a little about her experience. 

Our own theater critic Jean Lowerison reviews "What Happens Next."

In what might be the biggest San Diego LGBT Film Festival in its 20-year history, FilmOut has pulled out all the stops for 2018 and included some of the biggest films for this four-day event.  

RuPaul was in Jeopardy last night - not in danger - rather on the game show starring Alex Trebek.

A trip to Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida just got a lot more colorful as the company has released a first-of-its-kind limited edition “Mickey Mouse Rainbow Love Hat.”

For those of you who loved the PBS and Showtime adaptations of Armistead Maupin’s “Tales of the City,” there’s good news because it will be returning with a 10-episode sequel in 2019.

Singer, songwriter, and actress Janelle Monáe has officially come out as queer in an interview for Rolling Stone published on Thursday.

SOCIAL

The soul of San Diego resides at The Porto Vista Hotel, it captures everything the city stands for:  relaxing atmosphere, sophisticated design and a beautiful harbor view that reminds guests of the reason they come to San Diego in the first place. This Friday they are kicking off the White Party Palm Springs with a special event. 

HEALTH WELLNESS, AND SPORTS

The San Diego Padres have tried and succeeded in forming bonds with the local LGBT community and every year they and San Diego Pride continue to collaborate with “Out at the Park.”

UPCOMING FEATURED EVENTS

White Party Palm Springs

Out at the Park at Petco Park

SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel

Divas at Rich's

Quest for the Crown at #1 Fifth Avenue

Stripper Circus at Rich's

GGG Game & Trivia Night at the LGBT Community Center

Liz Callaway & Jason Graae in 'Happily Ever Laughter' at Martinis Above Fourth

David Burnham at Martinis Above Fourth

Flip for a Cure at Rich's

WTF Fiesta at Rich's

Miss Gay California at Large at Rich's

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