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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: June 16 - June 22, 2018

NEWS

East San Diego has a significant role in the current government immigration crackdown. Images in the news are showing distraught children separated from their parents at the U.S. – Mexican borders. Here's one shelter in El Cajon that helps kids through a difficult time. 

Under pressure from his own political party, family members and public opinion, President Trump signed an executive order that desists in separating families at the border as a result of his zero-tolerance policy against illegal immigration.

LE Parties ended their five year run of signature poolside Pride events at the Lafayette Hotel in 2017. But recently there have been some allegations from LE Parties founders John Joseph and Michael Swenson that the historic Lafayette Hotel has appropriated their Pride event this year after the hotel ended their contract with them saying they "were going in a different direction." 

Two of the biggest commercial airlines have asked that the U.S. government stop using their aircraft to transport children separated from their families affected by the recent implementation of zero-tolerance immigration laws

San Francisco Police are advising people to walk in groups after a popular drag performer named Ginger Snap, née Tim Tait, was attacked by an unknown assailant after leaving the San Francisco Eagle on June 8. 

The great-great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria and cousin of Queen Elizabeth, Lord Ivar Mountbatten, will the first member of the extended British royal family to marry his partner James Coyle. This history-making wedding will take place this summer.

First Lady Melania Trump had been missing from public view for a while last month after a surgical procedure, but she’s back in the spotlight and it doesn’t appear she’s too happy with the way her husband is handling families in immigration.

Rapper XXXTentacion, 20, has been shot and killed in Miami reported south Florida police. The rapper had caused some commotion last year when he visited North Park and one of his fans was stabbed. 

Family Feud is coming to San Diego and you can audition to be on the show July 14 -15. Your tribe can apply online to make an appointment to audition, otherwise, you can submit a 3 to 5-minute video to casting agents. 

On the heels of First Lady Melania Trump’s statement about the treatment of children at U.S.-Mexico border facilities, conservative and FOX News regular Ann Coulter is convinced that the traumatized kids being photographed are just actors.

COMMENTARY

"Christians like U. S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions like to smugly recite biblical scripture to promulgate their self-righteous acts of discrimination," writes Rev. Irene Monroe in her commentary. "In defending Trump’s indefensible policy of separating children from their families-even a child while being breastfed."

Executive Director of San Diego Pride, Fernando Z. López writes an open letter to Dr. Delores Jacobs, who is retiring from The Center after 17 years. 

CAUSES

A group of friends who have a passion for saving and caring for animals has started a unique no-kill dog shelter, their mission?

Thousands have already signed up to join the Families Belong Together & Free March happening on Saturday, June 23 starting at the  Civic Center downtown. San Diego Pride has also said they will be a part of this rally

It's more than just a blue door in the halls of Florence Elementary, inside it is stocked with much-needed supplies for kids who may need a little help being successful in school and at home.

ENTERTAINMENT

It's only been a few weeks since the ink has dried on the cancellation papers for the rebooted "Roseanne," but ABC has decided to move forward without its female star this fall for "The Conners."

Who hasn’t seen the over-the-top style of Glitz Glam in Hillcrest in the past decade? And if you haven't you should. It's an experience, a signature blend of punk, disco and gender fluidity that inspires others to be themselves, have lots of fun and stomp on the haters. Come out to see Glamazon this Saturday at Rich's.

This year was the 20th Anniversary of the San Diego LGBT Film Festival and some people thought it was the best one ever. There were some highly anticipated premieres such as Andrew Fleming's "Ideal Home," Paul Detwiler's "San Diego's Bar History," and the horror short "The Quiet Room" from Sam Wineman. Here are the award winners.

If you missed the premiere screening of "San Diego’s Gay Bar History" at the San Diego LGBT Film Festival or just want to see it again, KPBS is streaming it for free on their site.

Former One Direction boy bandmate Harry Styles brought Pride to his concert in Philadelphia on June 15 when a fan showed up with a Pride flag with a special message so he used it on stage

Out theater critic Jean Lowerison reviews "Mamma Mia!"

Currently embroiled in a presidential scandal playing out in the courtroom, adult entertainer Stormy Daniels will make a stop in San Diego in November for her “Make America Horny Again” tour reports Fox 5. Daniels, who was born Stephanie Clifford claims she and Donald Trump had an affair in 2006.

SOCIAL 

Get ready San Diego, the Pride of Hillcrest Block Party is back, and this year it's a free event. The celebration is presented by iHeart Media and San Diego County Credit Union and is inclusive adhering to the theme: “Find Your Home Here.” This will kick off San Diego Pride immediately following the Spirit of Stonewall Rally.

As much as Pride season belongs to the community so too does it belong to The San Diego Gay Men's Chorus as they fill their schedule for the next few months with events, special appearances, and one of their signature themed concerts. 

Justin Brent and Gordon L. Myers celebrated their 45th anniversary in March 2018. 

Fans of "Priscilla Queen of the Desert" are in for a treat at San Diego Pride this year. For the fourth year in a row, organizers at RainbowRVare entering their version of the titular bus from the movie into the parade. 

Lambda Archives and The San Diego History Center have partnered up to bring the first-ever exhibition focused on the local LGBT community. Called LGBTQ+San Diego: Stories of Struggles and Triumphs, this rare glimpse into San Diego's queer past makes its debut on July 8, 2018, and runs until 2020. 

Joe Whitaker knows how to throw a party and San Diego Pride is no exception. This year he and Man Upp are bringing back the very popular adult male party DILF to The Rail to kick off the weekend on Friday night.

HEALTH WELLNESS AND SPORTS

This week The City of San Diego started a summer program to feed kids aged 18 and under at parks, recreational centers, and schools all around the City. There is no paperwork or identification required.

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

UPCOMING FEATURED EVENTS

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

Divas at Rich's

Stripper Circus at Rich's

Glamazon at Rich's

Heat Freedom Pool Party at the DoubleTree Mission Valley 

4th of July Rooftop Celebration at the Porto Vista Hotel

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

Legends Takeover Divas at Rich's

San Diego Women's Chorus Pride Concert: A Million Dreams at Parq West

Drag Me to The Del Official Pride Opening Party at the Hotel del Coronado

Kristine W in 'Bottoms Up' at Martinis Above Fourth

Splash Pre-Pride Pool Party at the DoubleTree Mission Valley

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

Noche Del Diablo Pride 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

The San Diego Pride Parade

San Diego Pride Music Festival

Techniche Pride Pool Party at the DoubleTree Mission Valley

Pride on the Pier at Broadway Pier

The Red Pride Party at the DoubleTree Mission Valley

Unite Music Festival: Overdrive at Spin Nightclub

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