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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Jan. 19, 2019 - Jan. 25, 2019

Here is everything we covered in SDGLN this week.
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America honored the birth of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday which meant some people had a short work week.

There was big news from the Supreme Court as they voted to put Trump's trans military ban into effect even before pending cases in lower courts could determine if such a ban is unconstitutional. 

In other news, a viral video and photo of Catholic high schoolers in Washingon seemingly facing off against a Native American elder on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial polarized the nation. 

In lighter news, "Shipwrecked," sets sail this weekend, port of call: Rich's Nightclub. This theme party promises to be bigger than all seven seas combined. 

Plus other stories both near and far in this edition of the Weekly Wrap

NEWS

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) allowed President Trump's policy in barring trans folks from enlisting and serving in the armed forces to go into effect. This decision overruled lower court decrees that put the ban on hold on the basis of constitutional rights.

It what might be the most polarizing event open to interpretation of 2019; a stand-off between a Catholic high schooler in a MAGA hat and a Native American man that took place on the Lincoln Memorial steps continues to divide opinions. But at least for the student, he got to tell his side on the Today show this past Wednesday. 

San Diego appears to be the city in which to launch dockless transportation e-services. Another such company, Wheels, dropped off 100 of their bikes in the Gaslamp last month and that number has recently grown to 500 after a successful test run. 

One lucky person who shopped locally for the holidays received some extra cheer in the form of a grand prize after she entered the annual Shop Hillcrest for the Holidays. 

Peggy Wessex, a drag performer in the UK is coming under fire for the design of her promo poster that includes a unicorn vomiting up the colors black and brown, "taste THE rainbow," it reads. 

COMMENTARY 

Rev. Irene Monroe giver her thoughts on the SCOTUS ruling to allow a ban on trans folks from serving or enlisting into the military. 

CAUSES

As news spread about the trans military ban, Executive Director of San Diego Pride Fernando Z. López reminds the community to stay strong and support the many LGBT causes in San Diego. 

ENTERTAINMENT 

Just as the fourth season of RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars is in full swing, "Drag Race" proper has announced all the contestants for season 11.

One of Verdi's greatest creations, Rigoletto graces The San Diego Opera stage again after being absent for a decade.

jean Lowerison reviews, "Becoming Dr. Ruth," "A Jewel in the Crown City," and "Guys and Dolls."

Bohemian Rhapsody director and openly gay Hollywood producer Bryan Singer didn't take long to respond to a damning article about him in The Atlantic.

SOCIAL

This is a great week to read "Out & About": We've neighborhood offerings from meetings to talk about Hillcrest's future to a party that will leave you wrecked; Shipwrecked that is. 

HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND SPORTS

This past Sunday, both former Major League Soccer player Matt Pacifici, and his boyfriend publicly came out on social media. 

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

SDPIX presents Shipwrecked at Rich's Nightclub

Confession T-Dance at 619 Spirits

Stripper Circus at Rich's

Sunday Dragalicious Gospel Brunch at Lips

Sunday Beer Bust at Flicks

Sundays at The San Diego Eagle

Bears San Diego Annual Chili Cook-Off at Redwing

Showstopper Sunday at Lips

Stripper Circus at Rich's

Karaoke at Flicks

Tuesday Special at Crest Cafe

Tuesday All-Day Happy Hour at Flicks

Pride World Forum: Bridges of Love at the San Diego History

Rayme Sciaroni & Peter Kalivas in 'Rayme and Peter Mashin'

Lady Bunny in 'Pig in a Wig' at Martinis Above Fourth

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