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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Nov 24 - Nov 30, 2018

NEWS

Eric C. Bauman chair of the California Democratic Party, the man who drudged up false claims against San Diego gay politician Carl DeMaio (R) is in hot water himself as accusations of sexual harassment and assault have resulted in requests to see him removed. 

Coffee drinkers who like to look at online graphic adult content on Starbuck's free Wi-Fi will no longer be able to do so starting in 2019. 

The San Diego Orchids and Onions Awards are an annual event which celebrates architectural design throughout America's Finest City. This year an "Onion" went to the Hillcrest's Eitol building

A Canadian nightclub, open to everyone, denied entry to a young man waiting outside who reportedly used homophobic language, so he took to social media to rant about it. 

San Diego is getting significantly wet this week and with all of the recent fires that might mean some serious flooding. Cal Fire and the County of San Diego will make free sandbags available to protect homes and property.

On Tuesday we reported that due to a last-minute withdrawal from a major sponsor, the North Park Toyland Parade had been canceled, but today thanks to North Park Main Street, community leaders, and neighbors the parade is back on track.

Adding to the many stories of rideshare drivers becoming incensed by their gay fares, a New York couple claims that an Uber driver dragged one of them for nearly a block after they hugged in the backseat. 

COMMENTARY

First Lady Michelle Obama swept into Beantown Saturday as part of the national book tour promoting her memoir “Becoming” that was held at the TD Garden. The Rev. Irene Monroe talks about her experience listening to the former first lady

San Diego Pride releases a statement ahead of World AIDS Day: In the 80’s, I remember some of the very first bullying that came my way was from kids at recess calling me gay and telling me that I was going to “get AIDS, die, and burn in hell for all eternity.” Many of us know all too well what this shame, fear, and stigma feels like." Read the whole statement HERE

CAUSES

Mama’s Kitchen and Village Hillcrest will host the 27th annual Tree of Life Candlelight Vigil and Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 pm on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at 3965 Fifth Avenue in Hillcrest.

ENTERTAINMENT

Chart-topping pop sensation Shawn Mendes may have some guy's hearts aflutter, but the handsome swooner says he is not gay and the constant speculation about whether he is or not is stressing him out. 

Our theater critic Jean Lowerison reviews: "A Private War," "Looking For Christmas" "This Beautiful City,“Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley”

Ditch the delivery app and gather your friends and family together for San Diego Restaurant Week, January 20 to January 27. Explore America's Finest City's culinary side and participate in this delicious event of more than 180 eateries. 

If you haven't seen Netlix's reality music series "Westside," it's probably about time you binged on it over the weekend. The series goes deeper than most on network TV in that its musical subjects are profiled warts and all from their drug habits to their creative processes. We talked to co-creator and star Sean Patrick Murray. 

SOCIAL

Bowser is looking for a forever home from the San Diego Humane Society. 

She's come a long way since we first profiled comedienne Shawn Pelofsky seven years ago, but one thing still holds true she jingled your bells, delighted your dreidel and tickled your Tannenbaum at Martinis Above Fourth on Thursday.

SDPIX's Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel Holiday Kick Off Market is getting people in the holiday mood with plenty of gifts for all the special people in your life.

Walmart's online store has some people doing a double-take as ads for a graphic tee appear to say something homophobic but in actuality are LGBT friendly. The shirts say "Gay is Not Okay" in bold white letters then underneath in smaller rainbow font say "It's Fabulous!" 

For the first time in decades, the North Park Toyland Parade was canceled due to sponsorship withdrawal.  

HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND SPORTS

Professional wrestlers create stage characters much like actors do on Broadway, but openly gay Aussie sportsman Dave Marshall takes it to a new level in a FansOnly adult page

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

TOTB's Holiday Kick Off Market at the Porto Vista Hotel

Pam Ann in 'Top of the World' at Martinis Above Fourth

Impulse San Diego Positive Is Beautiful Pop Up

Stripper Circus at Rich's

Lee Squared - An Evening with Liberace and Miss Peggy Lee at Martinis Above Fourth 

SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel

FilmOut Heathers 30th Anniversary Screening at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas

Babette's Christmas Bingo Brunch at Martinis Above Fourth

SDGMC Presents: Jingle at the Balboa Theatre

An Evening of Holiday Magic at Martinis Above Fourth

Shawn Ryan Live in 'Mistle-Ho' with the Kelly Park Band at Martinis Above Fourth

Leich Scarritt Productions presents 'Stars of Today' and 'Stars of the Future' at Martinis Above Fourth

Christmas Eve Dinner at Martinis Above Fourth

Dina Martina in ' Creme de la Dregs' at Martinis Above Fourth

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