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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Nov 3 - Nov 9, 2018

NEWS

Ian David Long, 28,  was wearing a hood when he opened fire inside a Thousand Oaks, CA, nightclub on Wednesday evening killing twelve people.

Last week the Hillcrest Town Council announced the formation of the Hillcrest Arts Committee, the chair of which will be activist and community member Erik Benson

It was Election Day in San Diego on Tuesday and registered voters got a chance to participate in the midterm elections

Kim Davis has been unseated as the Rowan county clerk. Elwood Caudill Jr. has won that position On Tuesday. Caudill was 700 votes ahead, Davis called him to concede. 

Democrat Jared Polis won Colorado's gubernatorial race for governor. This is a history-making moment as Polis will be the first openly gay man to win a gubernatorial election.

San Diego LGBT candidates fared a little better in this year's midterms which nationally saw the election of its first gay governor in Colorado and the passage of Question 3 in Mass. which protects trans men and women from discrimination. 

Supreme Court Justice and historic icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg fell in her SCOTUS office on Wednesday night and fractured her ribs.

COMMENTARY

Fernando Z. López of San Diego Pride has a special message to the community for this Veterans Day Weekend. 

CAUSES

Mama's Kitchen's 14th Annual Mama's Pies Thanksgiving Bake Sale will be kicking off on Saturday, November 10 from 9:30 pm to 11 am at Mama's Kitchen (3960 Home Ave, San Diego, CA 92105) with 40 amazing volunteers assembling, folding and labeling thousands of pie boxes for the bake sale.

ENTERTAINMENT 

MTV is bringing one of its most controversial shows back, a reimagining of “Undressed,” the groundbreaking series that explored the complicated dynamics of young adult relationships.

In a macabre footnote to the 2018 midterm elections, Nevada voters elected a dead candidate to the state legislature on Tuesday. 

For some reason, even in 2018, Hollywood is shy about adding anything more than a hint of the LGBT spectrum in their blockbusters, save the off-beat Deadpool 2 in which a lesbian couple played a big part. However, a scene from this summer's Jurassic World which revealed the sexuality of a female character was left on the editing bay floor

Alec Mapa has been in the entertainment business for quite a while and has earned the respect of fellow comedians such as Ellen Degeneres who called him "smart, hilarious and funny.” He came to Martinis Above Fourth this week.

The gals are back in town! RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars is heading into its fourth season and Trixie Mattel went live on to RuVeal the returning queens

Our theater critic Jean Lowerison ws busy this week with lots of review for both the stage and screen. She reviews "Wicked," "Dancing Lessons" and "The Old Man & The Gun" and "Can You Ever Forgive Me?"

SOCIAL

Rich's is San Diego's largest and most popular gay dance club and it's turning 27. To celebrate they are throwing a party featuring some of the best music from the region's most talented DJs.

The ridesharing service Lyft is got people to the polls on Tuesday for a discounted price.

Adult movie stars appealed to voter's civic side in a PSA geared toward getting people out to the polls on Election Day. 

HEALTH, WELLNESS & SPORTS

Adult video star Johnny Rapid is taking a break from his regular videos to provide a tutorial on how men can self-examine themselves for testicular cancer.

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

Free Pizza Fridays at Flicks

Fridays at San Diego Eagle

Trans Game Night at the LGBT Community Center

Glitz & Glam at Lips

Electro Pop at Rich's

Youth Leadership Academy at the San Diego History Center

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

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

Shadowland by Pilobolus presented by the La Jolla Music Society

Linda Lavin in 'Linda Lavin Sings' at Martinis Above Fourth

27 Year Anniversary at Rich's

Shadowland by Pilobolus at Spreckels Theatre

Stripper Circus at Rich's

'The Wizard & I' featuring Company Members from Wicked at Martinis Above Fourth

FilmOut 'Lust in the Dust' at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas

Drag Me to DIVAS Competition: Battle 6 at Rich's

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