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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Sept. 22 - Sept. 28, 2018

Here is everything we covered in SDGLN this week.
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SDPIX

NEWS

In case you missed it, there will be no time to sleep on Saturday, September 29 as SDPIX, Revive San Diego, and Rich's Nightclub bring back one of their most popular events; Dream Machine House Music Party.

A Hillcrest resident is on edge after he discovered a strange man peering into his bedroom at night last week. Then this week another person was caught doing the same thing on a security camera

Jamie Lee Curtis visits founder of "Free Mom Hugs" Sara Cunningham and asks people to "stay tuned." 

Earlier this summer we told you about Desmond is Amazing, a gender fluid 11-year-old who also loves performing in drag. This week he took on a conservative radio host

There are about 30,000 LGBT parents raising adopted children in the United States, but in Denmark there is now at least one gay penguin couple that tried to do the same.

A Greek LGBT activist died on Saturday, an alleged victim of a lynch mob, but officials say only a full medical investigation will determine a broader picture of how he died. 

An LGBT-inclusive church in St. Petersberg Florida was the target of vandalism and instead of immediately taking it down they surrounded it with a message of love.  

A portion of Hillcrest was evacuated and cordoned off on Monday while authorities investigated what was originally thought to be a bomb. It turned out to be a novelty item.  

COMMENTARY 

On Friday, as the California State Capitol recognized and celebrated the 51st annual Native American Day, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego), announced Governor Jerry Brown’s signing of two bills aimed at ensuring Californians retain the right to honor their cultural heritage.

CAUSES

Always at the ready, the San Diego Humane Society said on Thursday they rescued more than 100 animals from the floodwaters in Horry County, South Carolina after the effects of Hurricane Florence. 

ENTERTAINMENT

The spirit of summer will remain alive at the Porto Vista Hotel with their Endless Summer Special rates.

Not since Pink's Dear Mr. President has a pop song been deliberately aimed at our Commander in Chief. Now comes Barbra Streisand's latest single Don't Lie to Me, a song that even borrows a line in part from Pink's hit, asking "How do you sleep?" 

Travel safety app GeoSure has officially launched the first-ever neighborhood-level LGBT safety rating category on its smartphone app.

Cher keeps releasing new songs from her upcoming ABBA cover album "Dancing Queen" in piecemeal fashion. The latest is the slower ballad "One of Us" a single released by the Swedish pop group back in 1981. 

Our theater critic Jean Lowerison reviews "Chicago" and "Fun Home."

The recent Bert and Ernie relationship status debate has turned into one of the biggest entertainment stories of 2018. Now kids weigh on the issue. In a new video, kids weigh in on the issue. 

SOCIAL

In case you missed it, There will be no time to sleep on Saturday, September 29 as SDPIX, Revive San Diego, and Rich's Nightclub bring back one of their most popular events; Dream Machine House Music Party.

Hillcrest's haunted Halloween dance party and costume competition is back! Nightmare on Normal will take over the Pride Flag Plaza with late night live entertainment, costume competitions, outdoor bars, and the best people watching in all of San Diego.

Every year the Nicky Awards are handed out to people and establishments in San Diego's LGBT community for their work in making positive changes, working toward acceptance and equality throughout the county. This year the awards ceremony will happen on Dec. 2

For the first time in history, contingents in San Diego's Pride Parade will be honored and acknowledged in 10 categories with beautiful ribbons for their involvement in the 2018 celebration. 

Bat Dog is a Chihuahua/Mix who is 1-year-old. and is currently awaiting a forever home.

Lyft is about to ask 50 people in San Diego get around without using their personal vehicles from October and early November.

You'll want to head over to the Porto Vista Hotel for two reasons on Friday, September 28. First, the hotel will host a fashion show by designer Oseas Villatoro, featuring his men's underwear line and other items in "The Galaxy Within Me" collection.

HEALTH WELLNESS AND SPORTS

At 20-years-old Ajay Holbrook is a man who knows what he wants and that's to become the world's first transgender male professional bodybuilder.

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

Glitz & Glam at Lips

Divas at Rich's

Barbie Z's Doll House at #1 Fifth Avenue

Red Dress Party San Diego at Broadway Pier

Dream Machine House Music Party at Rich's

Saturdays at the San Diego Eagle

AIDS Walk & Run San Diego

The Underwear Show at Flicks

Stripper Circus at Rich's

CRSSD Festival After Dark at Rich's

Trans Game Night at the LGBT Community Center

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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