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

Here is everything we covered in SDGLN this week.
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We here at Hale Media hope that you had a great holiday and as we approach the end of the year, wish that 2019 is filled with good luck, good friends and good news. We would like to thank our readers for another amazing year which brought with it another Nicky Award for the eighth year in a row. Without you, the reader, and the support of the community we could not remain the most read online LGBT publication in San Diego. For that, we thank you. 

NEWS

Carlos Juarez says he was physically attacked while still in drag on Sunday December 16, after leaving Flicks in Hillcrest.

A woman who was riding a Bird scooter without a helmet is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after she crashed in Hillcrest last Friday

A Chula Vista man was killed on Saturday after the Bird scooter he was riding was struck by a vehicle. The ridesharing company says the man was using their scooter "without permission." 

Some television viewers in Florida were not happy with a kiss between a returning Navy sailor and his husband

COMMENTARY

As San Diego ushers out 2018, many of its administrative offices and public services will be closed. Here is a list of those closures and some details on parking, garbage collection, and public safety during the holiday:

CAUSES

The San Diego Gay Men's Chorus (SDGMC) just had another successful run with their seasonal hit "Jingle," but their message of awareness lives on in a two-year-old YouTube video promoting an at-home HIV test. 

ENTERTAINMENT

The holidays are a busy time of year for actor Donovan Scott who is probably the hardest working Santa in Hollywood.

Actor Kevin Spacey blurred the lines of reality and fantasy in a bizarre YouTube video he uploaded over the holiday. The star faces felony sexual assault against a Massachusetts news anchor’s teenage son.  

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars season 4 gave us plenty of veteran talent to cheer about this week. It was the supergroup episode, in which RuPaul was auditioning the girls to form a band called "Henny." We talked to Farrah Moan about her time on the show. 

As Disney keeps churning out live action movies based on rides and old animated films, they continually try to reassure audiences of their commitment to including LGBT characters. It's hard to tell if they mean what they say because they are masters of onscreen ambiguity. Case in point, "The Jungle Cruise" which has a gay character, but the Mouse won't let him say it on screen. 

SOCIAL

Here's this week's Out & About. We hope everyone had a great holiday filled with family, friends and safe travels. But the fun isn't over yet, New Year's Eve is only a few days away and we want you to ring in 2019 with the best week ever. 

Don't forget to start your extended weekend off at the Porto Vista Hotel where they are offering $2 champagne for celebratory toasts on the last Friday of 2018 at Top of the Bay!

HEALTH WELLNESS AND SPORTS

The LGBT sports publication OutSports has named the kiss between gay skier and his boyfriend Matt Wilkas as the "Gay Sports Moment of the Year."

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 

Divas at Rich's

Free Pizza Fridays at Flicks

Fridays at the San Diego Eagle

Divas RuPaul Viewing Party at Rich's

Glitz & Glam at Lips

Havana Nights at #1 Fifth Avenue

Winter White Party at Rich's

Stripper Circus Countdown to New Years Eve at Rich's

NYE Massive 2019 at Rich's 

Swing in the New Year with Spenser Day at Martinis Above Fourth

New Year's Eve Glitz & Glam Ball at Lips

Monday Special at Crest Cafe

Mondays at San Diego Eagle

2019 Romantico New Years Eve in Little Italy at the Porto Vista Hotel

Karaoke at Flicks

NYE Massive 2019 at Rich's

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