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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Jan. 5, 2019 - Jan. 11, 2019

Here is everything we covered in SDGLN this week.

NEWS

A Northern California church is getting some attention for having displayed a transphobic message on its lawn marquee this week. The Trinity Bible Presbyterian Church in Weed, CA., posted the living meme which reads: "Bruce Jenner is still a man. Homosexuality is still a sin. The culture may change. The Bible does not."

Unlike the main character in their highly successful "Bird Box" film, Netflix is not blindfolding themselves from issues in society. Recently the streaming giant pulled production from North Carolina because of that state's lingering essence of anti-LGBT House Bill 2.

San Diego will no longer allow the use of polystyrene foam (Styrofoam) within the city limits beginning in 30 days. The City Council approved the ban 6-3 on Tuesday. 

Christopher Brown just wanted to get a pedicure at his favorite salon in Lynnwood, Washington, but he got more than he bargained for when a female customer went on a homophobic rant because he asked her to take her phone off speaker. 

Former San Diego City Councilmember (District 3), Council President, and Interim Mayor Todd Gloria announced he is running for mayor. In a YouTube video posted on Wednesday Gloria made his announcement and if he wins he will be the first person-of-color and first openly gay mayor in city history.

The Liberty Counsel, a non-profit Evangelical group would like to see LGBT verbiage removed from an anti-lynching bill.

COMMENTARY 

A recent US Supreme Court ruling (the Janus Decision) has given government employees the right to terminate their membership in government unions and prohibit unions from taking money out of their paychecks. Unfortunately, many government employees are unaware of their rights. Carl DeMaio is joining a campaign being piloted in San Diego County over the next two months to help employees quit their unions and save money.

CAUSES

With a large area for the critters to run and play with others, "The Rescued Pup" in Ramona is a place where families can visit and match up with the perfect pet.

ENTERTAINMENT

Wendy Napoles, mother of 11-year-old drag performer known as Desmond is Amazing posted a message on Facebook last Friday defending her son against complaints that he is "being exploited and forced to perform" at gay bars.

Jamie Lee Curtis may have only presented a Golden Globe this year, but that might change once her upcoming film about Sara Cunningham, the founder of the "Free Mom Hugs" movement is finally made. 

If you are old enough to have lived through the 80s, you may remember how sexually provocative they were in all forms of entertainment. A new documentary explores the life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer the most celebrated and controversial sex therapist of the 80s.

David's Bridal has released an ad that for the first time that features a lesbian couple.

Jean Lowerison reviews the movie "Untouchable" and the play "Culture Clash (Still) in America."

SOCIAL

In this issue of "Out & About," we are featuring some weekly favorites along with other events that bring together the bear community. So beat the chill of winter and get out into the gayborhood!

UNITE! Music Festival is an all-inclusive San Diego Pride nightlife experience at Spin Nightclub. Last year they brought all walks of life together for laughs, dancing and live entertainment. Join them again in 2019 as they once again come together for three days of music, fun and good vibes!

The gay entertainment industry lost one of its most treasured promoters and producers on Wednesday. Chris Harris died after losing his battle with cancer. He was 51. 

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

Bear Bowling at Parkway Bowl

Free Pizza Fridays at Flicks

Fridays at the San Diego Eagle

Divas RuPaul Viewing Party at Rich's

Glitz & Glam at Lips

Electro Pop at Rich's

Stripper Circus at Rich's

Sunday Dragalicious Gospel Brunch at Lips

Sunday Beer Bust at Flicks

Confession T-Dance at 619 Spirits

Sundays at The San Diego Eagle

Bear Bowling at Parkway Bowl

Confession T-Dance at 619 Spirits

Celebration of Life for Empress V Morgana & Emperor XI Craig Morgan at Rich's

Showstopper Sunday at Lips

Karaoke at Flicks

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