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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: May 19 - May 25, 2018

Here is everything we covered in SDGLN this week.
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NEWS

A South American man who was sexually abused as a child by a priest in the Catholic church has reportedly met with the Pope who told him God made him gay.

Ridesharing services are a great way to make a little extra money, the problem is the independent contractors who are signing on aren’t always so accepting of their passengers. Last week a driver made two men get out of his car for kissing in the back seat. 

French Minister Mounir Mahjoubi has come out in hopes that doing so will help fight against homophobia.

A Virginia hardware store is getting some media attention today after one of its workers threw out an Eagle Scout because the organization supports “homos” reports Towleroad.

Felix d’Eon is a talented Mexico City-based artist who takes pride in his heritage and uses it to create Latinx LGBT art. He claims that one of his designs was recently stolen from him and used to make a profit on t-shirts being sold at Target.

A young gay man remains in a coma in a Reno hospital critical care unit as his family tries to solve the mystery of how he got the injuries that sent him there.

The City of San Diego is currently trying to give back $1.2 million in unclaimed funds. The money comes from checks that were returned because the addresses were invalid reports ABC 10.

COMMENTARY

Rev. Irene Monroe discusses whether or not Pope Francis' alleged positive conversation with a gay man marks yet another change in his ambiguous support of the LGBT community. 

Dovie Yoana King is a San Diego native and an award-winning lawyer who has put a lot of time and sweat into her career by supporting candidates who advocate for equal rights LGBTQ equality, the working poor, immigrants, people of color and survivors of sexual and domestic violence. In a statement titled Fletcher, Gonzalez and Ochoa— the Political Love Triangle between Labor Democrats & My Abuser which she sent to San Diego Gay and Lesbian News, King in her own words, explains her concerns.

The country celebrated Harvey Milk Day this week, the San Diego LGBT community can be proud to live in a city where he is celebrated and remembered, perhaps more than any other place on the map.

CAUSES

San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) is holding it's "2nd Annual Drag Race" fundraiser on Saturday, June 2. This unique show will benefit LGBTQ+ youth in the community and SCPA's Gender Sexuality Alliance GSA.

ENTERTAINMENT

Jinx Mirage is celebrating Memorial Day Weekend and has your social calendar with all the details on what to do in this edition of "Out & About."

Our theater critic Jean Lowerison has the review for "The Madres."

SOCIAL

Fresh from the stage at “American Idol,” contestants Ada Vox and Michelle Sussett are headed to San Diego for Memorial Day Weekend at Rich’s on May 26 to perform live.

The Porto Vista Hotel has always been one of the gems of San Diego. It's a place for the community to spend some time, have some drinks and socialize just before the weekend. Get ready for Memorial Day Weekend at the Porto Vista!

San Diego Gay and Lesbian News and SDPIX are giving one lucky winner the ultimate VIP experience for two to the Kesha/Macklemore concert at the Mattress Firm Amphitheatre on Tuesday, June 12.

Congratulations to Julie Wilcoxas the grand prize winner of the Crest Café Instagram contest she will get to eat a meal a week free for a year (up to $20 value) at the world-famous restaurant. 

HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND SPORTS

Adam Rippon is having the best year ever. Not only is he the first openly gay athlete ever to take home a medal from the Winter Olympics, but he also just won Dancing with the Stars.

UPCOMING FEATURED EVENTS

Memorial Day Weekend at the Porto Vista Hotel

SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel

Divas at Rich's

Havana Nights at #1 Fifth Avenue

Euphoria Memorial Day Weekend at Rich's

Jai Rodriguez in 'Loose Lips' at Martinis Above Fourth

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

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