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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: August 18 - August 24, 2018

NEWS

The long closed and still vacant Pericano's restaurant is in escrow according to Jeannine Savory the agent handling the sale, but the building's fate is still up in the air.

A San Franciso law enforcement agent, Brendan Mannix, 28 says he was harassed by fellow officers because of his sexual orientation and has therefore filed a lawsuit.

The little girl who was the subject of physical threats made by a Facebook group of parents last week will be able to move now that over $20,000 has been raised through a GoFundMe campaign.

The online harassment by adults toward a 12-year-old transgender student named Maddie in Achille, Okla., has extended into corporate America. A pilot for Frontier Airlines has been suspended on suspicion that he was involved in the social media comments, some violent, that led to restraining orders and an FBI investigation.

Back in July of 2017 Chris Sevier, an attorney and longtime opponent of same-sex marriage filed a suit against Rep. Susan Davis for displaying a Pride flag outside her office. Sevier also included Reps. Alan Lowenthal of Long Beach, Don Beyer of Virginia and Earl Blumenauer of Oregon in the case. That case was dismissed this week

California has made LGBTQ history this week, being the first state to honor LGBT veterans with a memorial.

San Diego is gearing up for another dockless service, this time it's from scooter company Razor.

A restaurant owner in Massachusetts is getting a lot of support from the community after a customer gave him a one-star review on Yelp simply because he displays a small Pride flag in the window.

Christine Hallquist made history last week when she was nominated by the Democratic party and won the primary for a chance at the governor's seat in Vermont, it is a historic first.

COMMENTARY 

Marking the fourth new fire station to open this year and the ninth to be built or renovated since he took office, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer continued his commitment to investing in public safety infrastructure and neighborhood services with the grand opening of the new Fire Station No. 5 that will better serve Hillcrest and the surrounding neighborhoods.

Rev. Irene Monroe says in her commentary this week: Since his first year in office, Trump’s displays of xenophobic, misogynistic, LGBTQ-phobic, and racist remarks (to name just a few from his laundry list of bigotries) appear to have no cutoff point.

CAUSES

Fernando Z. López would says, "I remember being teased for being gay when I was only in the 3rd grade. The words thrown at me from other kids telling me that the only future I had in front of me was one in which I contracted HIV, died of AIDS, and burned in hell for all eternity." He would like everyone to walk with Pride for the annual AIDS Walk San Diego.

ENTERTAINMENT

A video has been circulating around social media of the Miss Gay Texas USofA pageant that happened over the weekend in which one contestant slapped another

Former Disney Channel cast member J.J. Totah, 17, has come out as transgender according to LGBTQ Nation. Totah, who will now go by Josie is known for playing an assortment of male characters but she says she always felt “like I let myself be shoved into a box."

Another Disney star has come out this week, this time it's actor Garrett Clayton. The first was "Jessie" star Josie Totah who announced she is transgender.

Jean Lowerison reviews two plays this week: “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” and “Voyeurs de Venus."

Forget "Dance Moms," there's a new instructor in town, drag queen Alyssa Edwards, and she's a lot more fierce and twice as inspirational.

Cher has dropped the second single, "SOS," from her ABBA tribute album and it's another dance step in the right direction.

Television host and journalist host Robin Leach has died at the age of 76.

SOCIAL

This past weekend Commissioner Nicole Murray Ramirez flew to San Francisco to attend memorial events on the fifth anniversary of the death of LGBT activist Empress Jose Julio Sarria.

HEALTH WELLNESS AND SPORTS

History was made in the NFL this month as they have officially hired their first male cheerleaders, one of them being Jesse Hernandez of the New Orleans Saints' Saintsations. He is only one of three other men who cheer on their teams and some fans are really not liking it.

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? See our list of featured events below, and click HERE for a complete list of events.

SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel

The Red Dress Swap at Urban Mo's

Laces & Lashes All-Stars at Rich's

Havana Nights at #1 Fifth Avenue

Stripper Circus at Rich's

WTF? Locker Room at Rich's

Stripper Circus Werk! Labor Day Weekend at Rich's

Jackie Beat and Sherry Vine Battle of the Bitches at Martinis

Sobriety on the Sand at Marina Village

Red Dress Party San Diego at Broadway Pier

Miss Richfield 1981 in 'Born Again' at Martinis Above Fourth

Troye Sivan: The Bloom Tour with special guest Kim Petras

LGBT Veterans Wall of Honor 2018 Induction Ceremony at the LGBT Community Center

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