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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Oct. 6 - Oct. 12, 2018

Here is everything we covered in SDGLN this week.

NEWS

As we celebrate LGBT history month and the icons who have affected us in one way or another, New York is mourned the loss of one of their own last week, activist Osvaldo Gomez.

Someone opened fire outside the popular gay nightclub Pegasus in San Antonio Texas last Sunday night injuring three people

Administrators at a Virginia middle school were confused about where to send a trans student during a mass shooting safety drill last week, so they left her out in the open.

A man in Edinburgh, Scotland was surprised by what greeted him and his nephew in a public restroom last Wednesday; a 12-man orgy

After two years of retrofitting, the Georgia Street Bridge is once again open to the public.

If you're gay or transgender the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) thinks Satan is to blame, at least that's the assertion coming from Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency of the church. He also says the same of LGBT advocates and allies.

Warning: This story contains a recount of a brutal, fatal homophobic attack on a teenager. In what may be one of the most horrific attacks against a member of the LGBT community to be caught on video has gone viral on social media.

COMMENTARY

With October being LGBTQ History Month it allows the LGBTQ community to look back at historical events.  And Matthew Shepard’s murder is one of them. Rev. Irene Monroe reflects on his death and offers new findings about it. 

Fernando Lopez of San Diego Pride released a statement for National Coming Out Day: Our community has long known that when we are out and visible we are able to deconstruct the discriminatory prejudices that exist to oppress us.

CAUSES

The Orthodox Calendar Art Project (OC) has been a provocative and eye-catching annual campaign that uses controversial pictures of male members in the Orthodox church to ignite discussions of faith, artistic freedom, and homophobia and this year they hope to bring awareness to so-called “pro-family” campaigns.

ENTERTAINMENT

The Shirtless Violinist (Matthew Olshefski) not only loves classical music but seems to be a sucker for a classic romance too. In his latest video, he uses the song "Bring Him Home" from the musical Les Misérables as the soundtrack for a love story that ends on a high note.

A drag performer from the Sunshine State who is aptly named Florida Man has given the internet something special this week. People are definitely speaking her name

Director Roger Michell extends an exclusive invitation into a world few would dare dream to tread in his funny, unapologetically honest, and often eye-opening new documentary Tea with the Dames.

LGBT musician Molly Adele Brown is one of the hottest young stars bursting onto the music scene. In the past few months, the talented singer/songwriter has released timely and influential music, tackling hot topics including the #MeToo movement, bullying and equality. The New York native studied theater performance at Wagner College in New York City.

This Chicago drag queen's performance was so powerful her fans started a petition to get her on Ellen. 

SOCIAL

Where are all the Leatherfaces, Jason's, Freddy's and Michaels going to be on Saturday, October 27? In Hillcrest for Nightmare on Normal Street, of course, to kickoff their Halloween weekend with the rest of San Diego and SDPIX is giving you a discount

A Lyft driver may be the world's most patient man after he accepted a ride request from a group of club-goers at a New York City gay bar this week.

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, in partnership with the Equality Federation Institute, released its seventh annual Municipal Equality Index (MEI) this week, assessing LGBTQ equality in 506 cities across the nation, including 56 in California. San Diego came out on top. 

Back in June of last year, Facebook added a rainbow flag icon to their emoji toolbar for Pride month. This year for National Coming Out Day they began allowing people to add their own coming out story as a "Life Event." 

HEALTH WELLNESS  AND SPORTS

Alexander Gus Spanos was a real estate developer with humble beginnings. He created  A.G. Spanos Companies which at one time was the largest apartment developer in the United States.  But most people in San Diego knew him as the owner of the Chargers which he took majority control of in 1984. Spano passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning.

A Systemic Review from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analyzed studies of HIV-related stigma among healthcare providers and identified three main themes: attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors; quality of patient care; and education and training.

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

San Diego Remembers Matthew Shepard 20 Years Later at Flicks

Official Atlantis Sail Away Party at Rich's

Stripper Circus at Rich's

Hillcrest Comedy Night with Jaleesa Johnson at Martinis Above Fourth

Aurora Sexton is Melania Trump in 'LET THEM EAT CAKE! Diary of a First Lady' at Martinis Above Fourth

Overdrive at Spin Nightclub

Troye Sivan: The Bloom Tour with special guest Kim Petras

Hal Sparks: Live! in San Diego at Martinis Above Fourth

Nightmare on Normal Street

Halloween Massive at Rich's

Palm Springs Pride

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

Bonnie Kilroe in 'The Cher Show' at Martinis Above Fourth

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