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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Feb. 10 - Feb. 16, 2018

Here is everything we covered in SDGLN this week.
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SDPIX

NEWS

According to an article in BuzzFeed, The Department of Education (DoE) will not pursue complaints of mistreatment of trans students when it comes to using the restroom of which they most identify

While news was coming out that 17 people have been killed at a Florida High School, San Diego schools in the Skyline neighborhood were put on lockdown on Thursday afternoon after police were called out on a report someone may have a weapon.

An article published in Malaysian newspaper Sinar Harian hopes to give readers the resources to identify gay people by giving them pointers on what to look for.

Vanessa Trump, wife of Donald Trump Jr. was sent to the hospital this week after she opened an envelope at her Manhattan home and inhaled a mysterious white powder according to the Associated Press.

COMMENTARY

Rev. Irene Monroe reflects on a true ally and activist For Black History Month in remembering Mildred Loving (1942-2008).

The writers of this In an Op-Ed piece say there is no question the new tax law made San Diego’s homeless and housing crisis harder to solve. 

CAUSES

Tantrums and Tiaras is one of those San Diego events you just don’t want to miss. This year is their all-star edition and five past contestants will be back to compete for the crown on Sunday, February 18.

This past weekend, San Diego LGBT royalty were present at the International Court Council; the governing body of the Imperial Court System to crown their latest royal bodies. 

ENTERTAINMENT

It's that time of year again! Tantrums & Tiaras returns and this time it's  the battle of the All-Stars. It's all for a good cause though and Jinx Mirage is here to tell you all about that and other things going on the community this week. 

We caught up with the contestants Kirby Carlock, Grant Foreman, Madison Kailukaitis for Tantrums & Tiaras All-Stars to see what they are most excited about and how things may have changed since they last took the stage. 

From stage to screen to top 40 radio, Martinis Above Fourth always has the best line-up of the A-List entertainers each month and March will see some of the biggest ever.

San Diego's Hillcrest bar Flicks made a special appearance in FX's crime drama “Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story," only it wasn't really Flicks.

Theater critic Jean Lowerison reviews "Bliss."

Chief Executive Officer of Burberry, Christopher Baily is making a colorful exit as he leaves the fashion giant.

Every year Germany celebrates Rosenmontag, or Rose Monday, a carnival which mocks global politics using colorful satirical floats. And this year Trump was the butt of their jokes. 

Britney Spears has long been an advocate for the LGBT community, but it’s not in the form of any donations or charities, it’s just being herself and in doing so inspiring others to do the same. GLAAD will present her with the coveted Vanguard Award this year. 

Some people are criticizing the unveiling of a new bust depicting Egyptian Queen Nefertiti, mother too Tutankhamun, as the “whitewashing” of African history.

This South African video is going to make you smile. Queer radio host Bujy Bikwa shared it on St. Valentine’s Day and it has subsequently gone viral.

SOCIAL

The newly appointed executive director of San Diego Pride, Fernando Lopez, is passionate about offering shelter to the many LGBT youths who are currently experiencing homelessness in America's Finest City. That's why he has partnered with the mayor's office and a local faith organization to help assist them in their time of need. 

HEALTH WELLNESS & SPORTS

History has been made in the world of sports this weekend. Out gay athlete, Eric Radford has won the gold medal for the team figure skating competition.

Olympic diver Tom Daley and his husband Dustin Lance Black are taking the plunge into parenthood. The couple announced through Instagram that they are expecting a baby.

UPCOMING FEATURED EVENTS

SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel

Hillcrest Classic Car Show

SDAFFL Rookie Party at Flicks

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

Overdrive at Spin Nightclub

Tantrums & Tiaras 2018: All Stars at the Observatory North Park

Hillcrest Comedy Night with Jaleesa Johnson

FilmOut "Jawbreaker" at the Landmark Hillcrest Cinemas

Wildcoast Kickback Night at Uptown Tavern

Chris Mann in Urban Songbook: The New Standard at Martinis Above Fourth

Vicky Vox and Mayhem Miller Flicker Takeover at Flicks

Divas at Rich's

Stripper Circus at Rich's

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