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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Dec. 29, 2018 - Jan. 4, 2019

Here is everything we covered in SDGLN this week.

It was a short week this week as we rang in the new year. But there was plenty to report on both locally and nationally including new scooter laws that went into effect and San Diego Pride getting you pumped for this year's festival with presale, discounted tickets.

NEWS

A trans woman shopping at a GameStop in Albuquerque was visibly upset when the clerk kept misgendering her in front of other customers over the holidays.

There is no shortage of electric scooter options in San Diego, and on January 1 riders have a new set of rules they must follow or face getting a ticket. Users who are under the age of 18 are now required to wear helmets. Those 18 and over do not need to wear them.

COMMENTARY

San Diego Pride is gearing up for another stellar year of fun and entertainment. In their first address of the year, they also remind the community that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, and to save important dates for 2019. 

ENTERTAINMENT

Louis C.K was once a well sought after comedian in Hollywood. He's written for Conan O'Brien, David Letterman, and even Saturday Night Live. But a recently leaked audio recording of one his sets shows he may be taking his act in a whole new direction, namely mocking trans people and mass shooting survivors. 

No amount of slime could have spoiled the moment when host Liza Koshy introduced a "double dad" family competing on the show Double Dare last month.

Those familiar with California's Orange County, know how ultra-conservative it can be which makes this coming out story a little more special.

In what may be the biggest publicity stunt in the history of drag, Alexis Stone pranked the world by pretending to have had extensive facial reconstructive surgery, but surprise! it's all fake. 

Unfortunately for Kevin Hart, his past caught up with him and homophobic tweets from a few years ago were enough to pressure him to step down from hosting this year's Oscar telecast. But he may have a chance to explain himself when he appears on Ellen this Friday

SOCIAL

This week we feature some of the best drag shows and events in the zip code for our Out & About feature. Get ready to get dragged into the new year! 

It's not even a week into the new year and San Diego is already gearing up for Pride. It was announced that festival tickets are on presale for those who want to save a few dollars before the July event.

Billy is a Domestic Short Hair/Mix Male looking for a forever family. He was brought into the San Diego Humane Society by a Good Samaritan on December 22, 2018.

MASSIVE was back at Rich's for a special NYE edition. DJ Taj kicked off the night counting down all the hottest tracks from 2018 leading up to midnight. 

HEALTH WELLNESS & SPORTS

Scientists may be getting closer to a cure for HIV according to a report from France’s Institut Pasteur. Current lifelong medications are able to lower the virus population in the body, but none are able to eradicate them completely.

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 the San Diego Eagle

Divas RuPaul Viewing Party at Rich's

Glitz & Glam at Lips

Drag Me to DIVAS at Rich's

Confession T-Dance at 619 Spirits

Dragalicious Gospel Brunch at Lips

Sunday Beer Bust at Flicks

Sundays at The San Diego Eagle

Showstopper Sunday at Lips

Stripper Circus at Rich's

Brian Justin Crum Live at Martinis Above Fourth

The Men of Continental ALL MALE REVUE at Rich's

Esera Tuaolo in 'Mr. Aloha' at Martinis Above Fourth

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