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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: August 25 - August 31, 2018

Here is everything we covered in SDGLN this week.
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SDPIX - From WTF? Mile High, 2017

NEWS

The app-based shuttle service known as FRED (Free Ride Everywhere Downtown) has become so popular that it might just roll into neighborhoods such as Mission Hills, Hillcrest, University Heights and Bario Logan.

In honor of the late Sen. John McCain, who passed away on August 25, the Hillcrest Pride flag will be flying at half-staff through Saturday.

Governor Jerry Brown has signed  AB 2719 into California law, which broadens the definition of who is eligible to receive federal funding to older individuals to include sexual orientation and gender expression.

A 9-year-old boy died by suicide just days after coming out to his mother and classmates according to KDVR, a Fox affiliate in Colorado. 

Back in June artist Daniel Quasar started a crowdfunding campaign to craft a new inclusive Pride flag and now a church in Calgary is flying it over one of their churches.

COMMENTARY

California state law expressly prohibits the use of taxpayer money to engage in a political campaign, but that’s exactly what happened on a busy California highway this week when a Caltrans work crew being paid taxpayer funds to work on a road project decided to use the project traffic calming process to stop traffic and hand out “No on Prop 6” campaign fliers. Traffic was delayed 18-24 minutes

CAUSES

For over 30 years San Diego kids heading back to school have been given backpacks by the Imperial Court de San Diego. Over 500 backpacks were loaded with school supplies such as pens, notebooks, pencils, crayons, erasers, and other necessities were donated this year.

Red Dress Party San Diego is a celebration that raises awareness and funds for organizations that serve the local HIV/AIDS community; but it's not your typical fundraising gala, this event is so much more. Tickets will go up in price on Sept. 1 

ENTERTAINMENT

Our theater critic Jean Lowerison reviews "The Phantom of the Opera" and "Smokefall" then changes venues to review the documentary film about fashion icon "McQueen."

You're going to be able to hear the laughter all throughout Hillcrest at Martinis Above Fourth in September with these two unique comedy acts. Deemed one of the funniest drag queens in America, Delighted Tobehere is bringing her wonderful brand of humor to San Diego's Martini's Above Fourth on Thursday, September 6.

SDPIX ran a contest for entry of four, plus two drinks per person to SDPIX presents WTF? Locker Room this week, and that winner was announced on Friday. WTF? Locker Room is at Rich's on Saturday,  September 1. 

There are many types of competitive sports in the LGBT community, but rarely is the realm of dance explored, especially ballroom dance. This new movie explores the ballroom.

SOCIAL

The spirit of summer is alive at the Porto Vista Hotel for Labor Day weekend. On Friday, Join SDPIX for all the great music, fabulous views, and signature cocktails at Top of the Bay

There is probably no crazier party in San Diego than those known as WTF at Rich's in Hillcrest and this Labor Day Weekend get ready for another outrageous celebration called WTF? Locker Room on Sept. 1

Eddie is a Miniature Pinscher/Chihuahua  Male, 9-years-old and he is looking to be adopted from the San Diego Humane Society.

The usually jovial  Brad Guy who posts videos through his channel on YouTube got serious in his latest upload on Wednesday in a video titled "I was sexually assaulted at Stiges Gay Bear Week."

HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND SPORTS

He's smart and outgoing and extremely handsome, Los Angeles based Matthew J. Dempsey seems to have it all and that might have to do more with his looks than anything else. He talks about Pretty Privilege and what it means psychologically to those who don't have 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

WTF? Locker Room at Rich's

Stripper Circus Werk! Labor Day Weekend at Rich's

Delighted Tobehere in 'Drag 101' at Martinis Above Fourth

Jackie Beat and Sherry Vine Battle of the Bitches at Martinis

Techniche + Overdrive with Leo Blanco at Spin Nightclub

Stripper Circus at Rich's

Sobriety on the Sand at Marina Village

Vikki Barbolak in 'Trailer Park Trophy Wife' at Martinis Above Fourth

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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