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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: May 5 - May 11, 2018

There are lots of things we covered in San Diego Gay and Lesbian News from a commentary on ex-Republican Nathan Fletcher running for a seat at District 4 to the movies and stars taking part in FilmOut's San Diego LGBT Film Festival. If you missed anything here is your chance to catch up in the SDGLN Weekly Wrap

NEWS

San Diegans were slightly shaken in their sheets Monday morning as a 4.5 magnitude earthquake tousled a sleeping county.

The four men who attacked a gay couple during Miami Gay Pride in early April were dealt a heavy blow on Thursday; they face hate crime charges.

An 8th grader in California’s Central Valley says her school made a fuss about her tee shirt which defines the acronym LGBTQ.

Across the country, busy neighborhoods in Atlanta, Houston, San Antonio, San Francisco, Seattle, West Hollywood, and Washington, D.C are celebrating LGBT Pride by adding permanent rainbow crosswalks to their city streets. San Diego isn’t on that list which has some people wondering why.

Colorful light displays aren’t just limited to clubs in Hillcrest this month, San Diego beaches are experiencing a red tide and that means brilliant hues of neon are filling up the water.   

COMMENTARY

The United Methodist Church (UMC) is still in need of prayer when it comes to full inclusion of its LGBTQ parishioners. 

In his race for San Diego County Supervisor District 4, Nathan Fletcher is campaigning as a Democrat who promises to be a progressive vote on issues, but is now struggling to explain a controversial, anti-LGBT voting record while he was in the State Assembly.

CAUSES

On May 5, local philanthropists made lasting investments to create a brighter future for homeless children in San Diego.

ENTERTAINMENT

What’s up Hillcrest it’s your Social Columnist Jinx Mirage bringing you all the T on what’s going down in the Crest this week in "Out & About."

It's getting down to the nitty-gritty on Drag Race season 10, and last week's episode may have been the grittiest one yet. Not only was the library open for the "Reading is Fundamental" challenge, but it was also the week of Snatch Game. And in the middle of it all, tension between Monique Heart and The Vixen brewed backstage during "Untucked." 

There are a lot of titles one might ascribe to Miss Alaska Thunderfuck. Drag performer, comedian, and musician all spring immediately to mind, but with her horror film debut in Sam Wineman’s The Quiet Room, she’s adding another: dedicated horror star.

At 21 years old, Neal Mulani is a bit of filmmaking wunderkind. His most recent film, his Junior thesis project called Fish Tank, is a dark, tension-filled study of shame, desire, and power struggle, and it will grace the screen at this year’s FilmOut San Diego Film Festival.

Writer/director Sam Wineman is one of the most positive, upbeat guys you’ll ever meet which is only slightly incongruous when you realize he may have created one of the most terrifying short films the queer community has seen in the last ten years.

A mentally ill patient at a rehab facility is haunted by a demon in Sam Wineman’s highly anticipated queer horror short “The Quiet Room.” Here's our REVIEW

SOCIAL

San Diego Pride unveiled its revamped website on Thursday. The popular San Diego based web design firm Jacob Tyler redesigned the page which helps Pride’s mission of fostering pride, equality, and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities locally, nationally, and globally.

HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND SPORTS

Riverside County health officials are warning of a syphilis outbreak in Palm Springs. In its first stage, the disease is characterized by sores on the genitals, rectum, and mouth followed by a rash. This can lead to fatigue, itching, swollen lymph nodes and finally brain damage, organ damage and even blindness.

UPCOMING FEATURED EVENTS

SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel

Drag Me to Divas at Rich's

Miss Gay California at Large at Rich's

Mother's Day Dragalicious Gospel Brunch at Lips

Stripper Circus at Rich's

Hillcrest Comedy Night with Jaleesa Johnson

San Diego Pride Fundraiser at Chipotle

Lady Bunny in "That Ain't No Lady!" at Martinis Above Fourth

Pre EDC Party at Flicks

Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

Hillcrest Classic Car Show

Annual Miss Ruck 'n Tuck at Rich's

Overdrive at Spin Nightclub

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