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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: July 28 - August 3, 2018

Here is everything we covered in SDGLN this week.

NEWS

A gay businessman was traveling with his partner from New York to Los Angeles on Sunday when a flight attendant asked that one of the men move to another seat because a straight couple wanted to sit together. Alaska Airlines sent out a statement on Monday then followed up with another one Tuesday morning

The historic Body Shop in the Midway District that closed last December, has been purchased by The Rock Church

The Eagle is a world-recognized bar brand that caters to the gay leather and fetish community. Last week the Baltimore Eagle closed its doors for good after the management company, 4 Crazy Guys, LLC, cited constant meddling by the building and brand owners.  

In a bizarre court case coming out of New Zealand, a woman was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison for breaking into the home of a gay man, robbing him and forcing him to watch her perform a sex act on one of her accomplices.

The Baras Foundation Thrift Shop has permanently closed reports the Hillcrest Town Council. The organization posted a picture of a vacant building devoid of the furniture and clothing that are usually displayed in the storefront. 

At a Monday morning Department of Justice conference, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the "religious liberty task force."

The Michigan appeals court says Yvette Cormier can proceed with her case against Planet Fitness for canceling her membership after she publicly protested trans women using the locker room. 

An estimated $90 billion are racked up in credit card swipe fees annually according to Bloomberg, and Kroger is edging closer to banning the use of Visa at their brand locations throughout the United States. 

Thomas Hurd and Dylan Toften from Root, New York were denied a marriage license by the county clerk partly because of her religious beliefs.  

A picture posted to the CHP San Francisco Twitter page is gaining momentum on social media. It shows a San Francisco CHP officer saving a fawn from the wildfires that scorched Northern California this week.   

COMMENTARY

Mayor Faulconer issues a statement after the Supreme Court ruling on the pension reform initiative. 

CAUSES

Sobriety On the Sand (SOS) is in its inaugural year and they hope that men in all recovery programs will attend not only to have fun but learn, grow and be of service to the community in a positive way.

ENTERTAINMENT

After nearly twenty years Culture Club is putting forth a new album and Spotify and YouTube subscribers can listen to the first song "Let Somebody Love You." 

In 1892, Lizzie Borden was the primary suspect in the axe killings of her mother and father in Fall River, Mass. The gruesome tale has been made into a modern film which explores what may have motivated the murders; the forbidden love between Borden and her housemaid.

Our theater critic reviews the musical stage version of "Legally Blonde." 

Social media has become a place to air one's opinions as inappropriate as they may be. The latest Hollywood verifieds are Tyson Beckford and Kim Kardashian. Beckford drew first blood on Instagram when he posted that he didn't like Kardashian's allegedly enhanced body. 

Martinis Above Fourth is starting off August with some really great entertainment and it all began on August 2 with sexy Billboard chart-topping artist Spencer Day. Next is Bruce Vilanche on August 9. 

SOCIAL

The group Deaf Queer Men Only, better known as DQMO is in San Diego this week for five days of sightseeing, seminars, and brunches in celebration of their 10 year anniversary and one of their stops will be to the Porto Vista Hotel for Top of the Bay this Friday.     

Alex is a really shy kitten currently living at the San Diego Humane Society. He would thrive in a home that understands how to take things slow with me.

Friends and family are sending get well wishes to San Diego's Jason Blair after his brother fell off the back of a truck during a camping trip on Tuesday night. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family get through the tragedy. 

HEALTH WELLNESS AND SPORTS

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) recently released the results of a study they took which showed among other things that gay men over 45 -- out of all sexual orientations polled -- are more likely to be single. 

A rare infection has seen a recent spike in the U.S. and San Diego's LGBT community is one of the places where it has increased the most.  

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 AND WEEKLY EVENTS

SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel 

Free Pizza Fridays at Flicks

Fridays at San Diego Eagle

Divas at Rich's

Glitz & Glam at Lips

Electro Pop at Rich's

SDAFFL Gay Bowl Bingo Fundraiser at Urban Mo's

Voltage at Rich's

Glitz & Glam at Lips

Stripper Circus at Rich's

Sunday Dragalicious Gospel Brunch at Lips

Sunday Beer Bust at Flicks

Sunday BBQ Cookout at the San Diego Eagle

Marya Grandy Live at Martinis Above Fourth

Mondays at San Diego Eagle

Karaoke at Flicks

Tuesday Special at Crest Cafe

Ben Vereen in 'Steppin' Out with Ben Vereen' at Martinis Above Fourth

Tuesday All-Day Happy Hour at Flicks

Tuesdays at San Diego Eagle

Turnback Tuesdays at Lips

Pictionary Night at #1 Fifth Ave.

Thursday Special at Crest Cafe

Thursdays at San Diego Eagle

Dinner with the Divas at Lips

Bruce Vilanch in '#WhyNotMe?' at Martinis Above Fourth

CityFest Pre Party at Flicks

Lez at Rich's

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