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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: July 7 - July 13, 2018

Here is everything we covered in SDGLN this week.

NEWS

The Remnant Fellowship Church in Indiana was ousted from its space by the landlord for a homophobic sentiment they posted on a lawn marquee.

During London Pride on Saturday, July 7, a group of lesbians delayed the start of the procession in protest of trans women.

Who says change can't happen overnight? Don’t tell that to singer/songwriter Danielle LoPresti and her wife Alicia Champion who made it happen in just a few hours along a stretch of California highway on their way to San Diego.

On the heels of the anniversary of the Stonewall riots last month, the landmark LGBT bar were the riots began was subject to vandalism by a teenager over the weekend. 

There's probably no greater suspense at a wedding than the time between the priest asking if anyone disapproves of the union and when he continues uninterrupted. That makes this viral video all the funnier when a drag queen makes a dramatic entrance during that moment denouncing the marriage in song.  

In this day and age, it's not a rare event when a social media pic goes viral, but recently a Scottish man posted one that caught the attention of the masses. He took a selfie wearing a grin while dripping with blood after he was attacked by a homophobe. 

Permanent rainbow crosswalks were installed on two streets in Phoenix on Monday. The crossings are in support of the LGBT community. 

COMMENTARY 

Locals mixed and mingled during a festive happy hour with a diverse group of LGBT and allied business professionals, community leaders, E.R.G.’s (Employee Resource Groups), and organizations at the Second Annual Pride Business Mixer on Thursday at Rich’s San Diego (1051 University Avenue-Hillcrest).

Rev Irene Monroe says, "A pall hangs over many Americans since Trump has taken office. One sign of this dark cloud has been an uptick in dystopian novels. Classics like George Orwell’s “1984”, Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World,” Sinclair Lewis’s “It Can’t Happen Here,” and my favorite, Margaret Atwood’s “Handmaid’s Tale,” a drama web television hit on “Hulu” are now all horrifyingly prescient." She explains what she means in this ediortial

CAUSES

Robert DeKoven, a former Associated Students president at San Diego State University in the late 1970s, has made a planned gift to support SDSU’s Pride Center and LGBT Studies Program.

ENTERTAINMENT 

Hollywood heartthrob, actor, and activist Tab Hunter died at the age of 86 according to his partner of over 30 years, Allan Glaser, in a Facebook post. "SAD NEWS: Tab passed away tonight three days shy of his 87th birthday. Please honor his memory by saying a prayer on his behalf.

In an interesting campaign from Gain laundry detergent, they advertise just how well their product gets clothes clean, even a used jock strap. The spot, running for about a week, has pricked up the ears and keyboards of social media who are pretty divided about the ad. 

SOCIAL

Well here it is once again San Diego Pride and there is a reason why America's Finest City boasts one of the biggest Pride celebrations in the country, just look at everything there is to do. Not to worry we have you covered, here is your Ultimate Guide to San Diego Pride 2018

SDPIX ran a contest this week for one lucky person to win a pair of VIP tickets to the Pride Festival and the winner has been announced. Congratulations and Happy Pride! 

LE Parties out-does themselves every year and sets the mood for Pride. This year, they are pulling out all the stops with a whole new venue and some great special guests.

VH1 Love & Hip-Hop Star Mariahlynn jumps into San Diego Pride with a bang on July 14, kicking up The RED Party and singing all her hit songs with a performance so personal you won't want to miss it. The summer heat wave has just begun but the mercury is about to rise even higher with LE Parties' Noche Del Diablo at the DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego – Mission Valley on July 13.

UNITE! Music Festival is an all-inclusive San Diego Pride nightlife experience. They strive to bring all walks of life together to laugh, dance and live. Join them as they come together for three full days of music, fun and good vibes! Kick off your Pride weekend with Trade Noir on Friday, then Overdrive on Saturday, and close out your San Diego Pride in epic fashion as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Masterbeat's The Club!

The San Diego Pride Festival will see more than 200,000 people join in all the festivities over a three-day period and many of those are not only kids at heart but have kids of their own. Here's what kids can do at this year's Pride. 

The entertainment lineup for the 2018 Pride Music Festival is a massive collection of A-list musical superstars and SDPIX ran a contest to win a pair of VIP passes to see them all.  

We all consider our pets as a part of the family and we want to include them in almost everything. But when it comes to the Pride Parade in the heat of July, maybe it's in their best interest to stay home, here's why. 

 It's time for people to become inspired, feel accepted an just have a great time at San Diego Pride. Here is your guide to info and official Pride events throughout the weekend. 

Paul Nicholls Entertainment presents another great event just in time for San Diego Pride. It's San Diego Pride on the Pier happening on Saturday, July 14.

Buddy is a Chihuahua/Whippet  Male. He is a year old and looking for a loving home. 

Make this spectacular house located at 3756 Ticonderoga Street, San Diego 92117 yours. Offered at $1,220,000 this 3BR/2BA (with Optional BR) is set in one of the best locations in Bay Park.

HEALTH, WELLNESS & SPORTS

The sporting world seems to be getting more and more accepting of LGBT athletes, or at least the athletes are becoming more comfortable themselves. Take for instance Belgian tennis star Alison Van Uytvanck who won her match against  Anett Kontaveit at Wimbledon and planted a victory kiss on her girlfriend Greet Minnem.

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

Friday, July 13, 2018

12 pm to 5 pm Splash Pre-Pride Pool Party at the DoubleTree Mission Valley

2 pm to 11 pm Pride of Hillcrest Block Party

6 pm to 10 pm SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel

8 pm to 2 am DILF San Diego Out & Proud Pride Party by Joe Whitaker Presents at the Rail

9 pm to 2 am Noche Del Diablo Pride Party at the DoubleTree Mission Valley

10 pm to 4 am Unite Music Festival: Trade Noir at Spin Nightclub

10 pm to 4 am Impact Circuit Pride Party at the DoubleTree Mission Valley

Saturday, July 14, 2018

12 pm to 10 pm San Diego Pride Music Festival

12 pm to 7 pm Techniche Pride Pool Party at the DoubleTree Mission Valley

4 pm to 9 pm Happiness Pride Tea Dance & Escapade Sunset Cruise at Hornblower Cruises & Events

9 pm to 2 am The Red Pride Party at the DoubleTree Mission Valley

10 pm to 8 am Unite Music Festival: Overdrive at Spin Nightclub

Sunday, July 15, 2018

10 am to 1 pm Pride Drag Yourself to Brunch at the DoubleTree Mission Valley

11 am to 9 pm San Diego Pride Music Festival

11 am to 7 pm Heat Pride Pool Party at the DoubleTree Mission Valley

10 pm to 9 am Unite Music Festival: Masterbeat at Spin Nightclub

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