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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: April 14 - April 20, 2018

Here is everything we covered in SDGLN this week.
Photo credit:
San Diego Gay Men's Chorus

NEWS

Last weekend the vice president’s hometown of Columbus, Indiana celebrated an LGBT milestone; it’s first ever Gay Pride Festival

The huge Antique Center located on Newport Avenue in Ocean Beach made its final sale this past Sunday before it closed for good to make way for retail giant Target’s big move into the historic community.

A video went viral of a 72-year-old woman confronting two female soldiers in a restaurant apparently over a handicapped parking space. The 72-year-old Macon Georgia woman who made headlines after she attacked two uniformed military women at a Cheddar’s restaurant faces further consequences of her actions.

Not that there is any proof that a prescribed medication can make someone gay, still, that is the claim of one UK man who says the popular prescription drug Pregabalin did just that.

In this paperless age of social media, when everyone gets inundated with ads online either in their newsfeeds or inbox, some wonder why plastic-bag flyers are still in existence, especially in San Diego, a city that prides itself on being environmentally progressive.

Maj. J. Scott Squires, A Fort Bragg chaplain, may face harsh disciplinary action after being accused of discriminating against a lesbian couple who wanted to attend a military couple's retreat according to The Fayetteville Observer.

An instructor at Nemaha Valley High School moved to California from Seneca, Kansas because his life was made a living hell once he came out for National Coming Out Day last October, according to Topeka-Capitol Journal.

On Tuesday the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 in favor of joining the Trump administration in its lawsuit to do away with the county’s “sanctuary laws.” The president tweeted a big thank you to San Diego. 

COMMENTARY

"I was groomed for it when at the uncertain age of 14 I learned it was not okay to be gay by society’s standards, inflicted on me by a certain institution I was thrust into by no choice of my own."

This recent arrest of an unarmed black Harvard man may go viral internationally, too, because the student is from Ghana and the Cambridge Police Department (CPD) prides itself in 2018 since the Gates arrest of being woke. 

CAUSES

On a recent trip to Cuba, San Francisco LGBT activist Michael Petrelis noticed something missing in their gay community, Pride flags. He would like to change that and has started a project called Arcoiris Para Cuba/Rainbows For Cuba asking communities to donate their gently used or unused flags and Pride items.

 ENTERTAINMENT

This week in “Out & About” Jinx takes you on a musical journey through the community, whether it be with the smooth sounds of M-Pact, your favorite movie soundtrack with the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus, or the monster beats of the most recognized DJs around.

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

Last week Dusty Ray Bottoms was sent sashaying away. She talked to SDGLN about her time on the show. 

Our theater critic Jean Lowerison reviews "Noises Off," and “How the Other Half Loves" this week. 

Exchanging her usually explicit lyrics for explicit nudity, openly pansexual singer Yaysh is not shy about her body or anyone else’s in the new video for her recent song “Get 2 Kno Me.”

Many have wondered where the can get their eyes on the Thailand version of Drag Race, this week they got their answer.

Imagine if you were headed to the prom and you got a pimple, not just any pimple a stereotypically gay pimple. That’s apparently what some critics are claiming happens in the newest Clearasil ad.

RuPaul and World of Wonder have finally gotten on board with the subscription box trend and created their own called "The Drag Box."

SOCIAL

Last year San Diego Pride broke the record for attendance and it couldn’t have gone as smoothly as it did without the help of the many men and women who volunteered their time. You can apply now for one of the many positions.

Aphrodite is a Chihuahua who is looking for a forever home.

The San Diego Gay Men's Chorus is bringing your favorite movie hits to the stage this weekend

HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND SPORTS

"OUT at the Park" returns better than ever as San Diego Pride and the Padres team up for another historic and eventful night.

UPCOMING FEATURED EVENTS

Hillcrest Classic Car Show

SDAFFL Laces & Lashes Ball at Rich's

SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel

Dirty Pop at Rich's

SDGMC Movie Night at the Balboa Theatre

Havana Nights at #1 Fifth Avenue

Overdrive at Spin Nightclub

SDGMC Movie Night at the Balboa Theatre

Stripper Circus at Rich's

Dana Goldberg in 'Group Therapy' at Martinis Above Fourth

Debbie Holiday in 'Free2B' (CD Release Party) at Martinis Above Fourth

The Vault at Flicks

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

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