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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Jan. 26, 2019 - Feb. 1, 2019

Here is everything we covered in SDGLN this week.
Photo credit:
SDPIX -- Rob Lucas of Modern Aperture

This week we saw a horrific potential hate crime come out of Chicago. There was also a serious private registry leak in Singapore. To contrast the bad news, on the entertainment front, two great events are happening this month; the Leather Fetish Ball and "Gay as F--k" at Rich's. You can get your tickets for both of those great events right now. 

NEWS

A shocking story is coming out of Chicago Tuesday, out Empire actor Jussie Smollett was reportedly attacked by two men wearing MAGA hats who tied a noose around his head, poured bleach on him and yelled: “This is MAGA country!”

In addition, although the pictures don't give much detail, the Chicago Police Department has released stills of "people of interest."

The Russian embassy in London was the scene of an LGBT protest on Sunday, where at least a hundred people showed up to wrap the building in a giant rainbow flag

A dream came true for local drag performer Kickxy Vixen-Styles when she got to meet her idol Christina Aguilera on the Bravo talk show Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. 

An Illinois printing company has refused to work on brochures for Chicago’s LGBT Community Fund.

In a country where homosexuality is technically illegal, a recent online security breach of 14,200 people and their HIV positive statuses have LGBT advocates concerned. 

Lawyers for Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin would like to take Kim Davis to task financially, asking that the former Rowan County Clerk pay upwards of $225,000 in legal fees to the same-sex couples she refused marriage licenses to in 2015. 

COMMENTARY 

Rev. Irene Monroe gives her thoughts on the imprisoned Jane Doe, a 53-year-old transwoman of color. "She had been strip-searched and exposed to men on a regular basis."

CAUSES

San Diego Pride’s philanthropy funds incredible LGBTQ arts and culture organizations and programs telling our stories and bringing the community together.

ENTERTAINMENT

Norwegian comedian Ørjan Burøe and his son have melted the hearts of internet viewers with their rendition of "Let it Go" from the Disney film "Frozen."

The Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Rent was supposed to be live on Sunday night, but fans were given a disclaimer as the show began on FOX that some of the scenes had been pre-recorded. Here's why

Courtney Act really wants to be Australia's entry into the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, and her new single "Fight For Love" just might make it.

Our entertainment critic Jean Lowerison reviews the Oscar-nominated "Green Book."

Digital artist Ard Gelinck is like a paparazzo traveling between two universes blending timelines seamlessly into each other allowing some of our favorite celebs to hang out with their younger selves

Making it seem as if filmmakers haven't yet gotten the message that the trans community prefers trans folks in trans roles, yet another film is being released in which a cis actor is portraying a trans woman.

Jagged Little Pill is going to make a run on Broadway this fall. Just over two decades ago, Canadians gave the world one of their brightest and most talented upcoming pop singers: Alanis Morissette.

SOCIAL

San Diego's number one LGBT community events and social magazine SDPIX is harnessing the power of leather in their February issue. They are also co-presenting The Leather Fetish Ball on Feb. 16. 

It’s time to come out and celebrate everything queer as Rich’s and SDPIX's “Gay as F--k” returns on Saturday, February 9. This is a night you're never going to forget. 

In the spirit of the Super Bowl, there is plenty of fun to tackle in the gayborhood this week. From a returning DIVA to a photo protest art project, the week is a touchdown of fun in every aspect in "Out & About."

HEALTH WELLNESS AND SPORTS

The community is in shock at the loss of popular personal trainer and nutritional coach Landen Jones in Pittsburgh at about 4 pm on Saturday. The popular health and wellness guru was killed when he fell from an overpass while trying to assist a stranded driver. 

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

Doriam's Birthday Bash at the San Diego Eagle

Open NOH8 Photo Shoot at the Hotel Palomar San Diego

Free Pizza Fridays at Flicks

Fridays at the San Diego Eagle

Divas RuPaul Viewing Party at Rich's

Glitz & Glam at Lips

Sunday Dragalicious Gospel Brunch at Lips

Sunday Beer Bust at Flicks

Sundays at The San Diego Eagle

Confession T-Dance at 619 Spirits

Showstopper Sunday at Lips

Stripper Circus at Rich's

Karaoke at Flicks

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