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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Dec. 1 - Dec. 7, 2018

Here is everything we covered in SDGLN this week.

NEWS

Attendees at the popular drag show San Diego Divas got a surprise on Friday night as did one of the performers when her boyfriend came up on stage and proposed.  

A private school teacher in Lound, Suffolk is making a little extra money as a drag queen, and some parents had concerns about it. 

You'll have to go to the last Subway shop in Hillcrest on fourth Avenue if you want a sandwich. The one in the Hillcrest Colonade has closed for good

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has interjected and filed a lawsuit against Leo Junior/Senior High School in Leo-Cedarville, Indiana, after school officials told students they couldn't use the word “gay" in their gay/straight alliance club.

Benjamin Nicholls, the Executive Director of the Hillcrest Business Association (HBA) says The San Diego Police Department has copped out of a parking compromise they made earlier this year to allow Hillcrest Farmers Market vendors to park in the street medians. 

Winter has barely begun and San Diego Pride is already looking forward to summer. Today Pride's Executive Director Fernando Z. López announced the theme and date of next year's festival.

CAUSES

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is bringing awareness to their cause by issuing a list of  “speciest” slurs they equate to using homophobic ones

This year marks the 20-year anniversary of Matthew Shepard's death, and his parents, Judy and Dennis, will be in San Diego speaking about their work and the purpose of the Shepard Foundation.

ENTERTAINMENT

Ryan Murphy is probably the biggest producer of LGBT appealing content on television. His series Glee had a big impact of LGBT youth with its storylines as did his American Horror Story. His latest, Pose, is a groundbreaking look at the transgender community. So it's no wonder that he wants to do something about anti-LGBT politicians.

Comedian Kevin Hart was supposed to host this year's Academy Awards but he has stepped down after some of his homophobic tweets resurfaced nearly a decade later. 

"Dumplin'" is a movie that celebrates its plus-size star, but it's too gloomy to be funny. Here's our review

This past summer, Ellen DeGeneres returned to the stand-up circuit for a mini-tour, one stop was right here in San Diego. Now she's coming to Netflix in December for a special called Relatable, her first for the streaming service giant. 

Although Jack Tracy's latest video "Wherever You Are" has a message which goes much deeper than nudity and sex, it's still about as racy as YouTube will allow.

You may know Hannah Gadsby from her groundbreaking stand up special "Nanette" in which she skewers society's penchant for idolizing men who commit sexual assault, Pablo Picasso and Roman Polanski to name a few. She spoke at a recent benefit and gave her feelings on the "good guys." 

SOCIAL

Get ready to "Dive" into the holiday and party at one of the craziest Christmas events this side of the North Pole as SDPIX presents WTF? Xxx-mas Party! 

Winter is here and SDPIX is celebrating the season with their annual Winter White Party at Rich's on Saturday, December 29.

The popular blog collective site Tumblr is making some changes in mid-December that will affect people who enjoy its hardcore sexual content.

As the social media slowly becomes safer for work, Facebook has added to its chastity by implementing stricter rules for platform users who want to express aspects of their sexuality.  

You can win a pair of tickets to see one of the most legendary singers of our time, Barry Manilow at the Viejas Arena

Envy is a 5-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier/Labrador Retriever waiting for a forever home at the San Diego Humane Society.

HEALTH WELLNESS AND SPORTS

The Greater Los Angeles Softball Association (GLASA) is pleased to announce that 20 sports will compete at the 12th annual Sin City Classic Sports Festival.

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

HTC's 3rd Annual Community Holiday Celebration at insideOUT

WTF XXXmas at Rich's

Confession T-Dance at 619 Spirits

Stripper Circus at Rich's

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

SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel

Divas at Rich's

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

Stripper Circus at Rich's

    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

    Home for the Holidays: A Hillcrest Christmas at Rich's

    Christmas Eve Dinner at Martinis Above Fourth

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