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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: May 26 - June 1, 2018

Here is everything we covered in SDGLN this week.
Photo credit:
Kathy Griffin

NEWS 

You probably had to find your afternoon coffee elsewhere on Tuesday. Starbucks was closed because they took part in a nation-wide anti-bias training program at 2 pm.

You may remember Republican congressional candidate and Denny’s customer Jazmina Saavedra from her Facebook live video where she pushed through the ladies’ room door to verbally accost a person she perceived to be a trans woman using the bathroom in a closed stall. The HRC would like her investigated for that action as a hate crime.

Brick Bar in Hillcrest, near the Pride flag, has had its liquor license suspended until late June

This morning San Diego Gay and Lesbian News reported on police activity at a Hillcrest residence. Officers responded to a suicidal male who may have been holding hostages at gunpoint in a home located at 434 Pennsylvania Avenue just before 8 am.

A debate between candidates vying for California’s First Congressional District was interrupted on May 17 when hackers infiltrated the airwaves with gay porn.

COMMENTARY

San Diego Pride kicks off Pride weekend with the Spirit of Stonewall Rally featuring the first transgender state legislator, Virginia Delegate Danica Roem, as the keynote speaker.

CAUSES

Each year Out in the Vineyard’s Gay Wine Weekend celebrates the state's Northern part of life with the LGBT community, and if you want to experience the magic first hand, you're in luck, this year Gay Wine Weekend is giving someone a chance to take it all in for free. But we'll get to that in a minute. This will also benefit Face to Face, Sonoma County AIDS Network.

ENTERTAINMENT

Jinx Mirage gets "Out & About" in San Diego, here is everything coming up to make your week a fun one. 

Kathy Griffin is coming to San Diego in July and she gave us an exclusive interview about that picture, her life since then and where she goes from here. 

Jean Lowerison reviews "Avenue Q," "Les Miserables," and "Nathan Gunn Flying Solo.”

You know Jai Rodriguez, well you've undoubtedly seen those piercing brown eyes on TV. He is the original culture guru who served on Bravo’s “Queer Eye” for three years and 96 episodes starting in 2003. He’s been on Broadway, starred in soaps, sitcoms, and TV dramas. His latest is the pilot episode of Fox's "The Resident." he was at Martinis Above Fourth this week doing his new cabaret show "Loose Lips."

ABC has canceled “Roseanne” after the star's racist twitter rant this morning. The comedienne was publicly e-flogged for comments she made about former Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett. However, the star says she may not have been in control of her actions, alluding that she took an Ambien and it might have clouded her judgment.

Obscure yet popular YouTube musician Nick Bertke, aka Pogo, put together a video rant about how much he hates homosexuals.

SOCIAL

San Diego Gay and Lesbian NewsSDPIX and all of Hale Media enjoyed the extended Memorial Day weekend, in doing so asked readers to take a moment to remember all of those who died serving the United States in battle.

San Diego's Justin Webb had the best kick off to summer ever. He entered the Kesha/Macklemore VIP experience contest and took home the grand prize.

HEALTH WELLNESS AND SPORTS

This pro wrestler went the extra mile to make sure his boyfriend felt appreciated on his birthday. 

UPCOMING FEATURED EVENTS

Red Dress Party San Diego Launch Party at insideOUT

Stepping Under the Sea Party at the Universalist Christian Church

FilmOut San Diego's 20th Anniversary LGBT Film Festival

Jonathan Karrant in 'Like Young: A Birthday Celebration' at  Martinis Above Fourth

FilmOut San Diego's 20th Anniversary LGBT Film Festival

SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay with DJ Taj at the Porto Vista Hotel

Out at the Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

Kesha and Macklemore at the MattressFirm Amphitheatre

Well-Strung at Martinis Above Fourth

Hillcrest Classic Car Show

Overdrive at Spin Nightclub

Rehab Pool Party at the DoubleTree Mission Valley

The Skivvies in 'San Diego Stripped' at Martinis Above Fourth

Glamazon at Rich's

Heat Freedom Pool Party at the DoubleTree Mission Valley

Splash Pre-Pride Pool Party at the DoubleTree Mission Valley

San Diego Pride Spirit of Stonewall Rally at the Hillcrest Pride Flag

Unite Music Festival: Trade Noir at Spin Nightclub

Impact Pride Party at the DoubleTree Mission Valley

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? See our list of featured events below, and click HERE for a complete list of events.

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