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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: March 9 - March 15, 2019

Great news coming from San Diego Pride this week. Rocker Melissa Etheridge is celebrating 50 years of LGBT pride this July at the Pride festival.

In other news, the parents of drag teen Desmond is Amazing were cleared of all child endangerment charges and the United Methodist Church talked to us about how the local chapter plans to move forward with its LGBT parishioners. Plus other stories including entertainment, social and commentary. 

And don't forget to get your tickets for tickets for the SDPIX Glow Pool Party.

NEWS

Every year San Diego Pride gets A-list talent to headline at the music festival. This year is no different as Melissa Etheridge is taking the stage to help celebrate Pride with America's Finest City.

These are the first words in a Facebook post by student Gabby Helsinger, a Lebanon, Ohio public high school student, who says she was unfairly suspended after taking Post-It notes with scripture and placing them around school to "heal" its LGBT students.

COMMENTARY

UMC’s vote at General Conference last month to uphold- 53% to 47%-  its Traditionalist Plan, which is to oppose same-sex marriage and the ordination of LGBTQ clergy. Now the church has the potential for a schism with its global delegation outweighing the U.S.

CAUSES

Local personal trainer and professional bodybuilder Denetra Blackshear is currently doing pretty well in the race to become Jetset Magazine's cover model and spokesperson. With the help of voters, she could take the top prize. 

ENTERTAINMENT

Netflix has decided to pull the plug on one of the best shows on TV; "One Day at a Time." This is actually a quality reboot of the popular 70s Norman Lear sitcom starring the late Bonnie Franklin.

Young drag artist Desmond is Amazing (Desmond Napoles), 11, was the subject of a New York Administration of Children's Services (ACS) investigation reveals his official page.

Some of the world's richest people, including the Hollywood elite, were charged in a nationwide college admissions scam according to documents that were unsealed on Tuesday morning

Instead of focusing on what company will or won't bake your LGBT cake, why not support the many artisans who are inclusive and get yourself a unique, handmade gift that also goes to support a true ally who couldn't care less about  your orientation.

America's Finest City is on the short list of best places to be a filmmaker and San Diego State University students Martha Rodriguez, 20, and Jonathan Sotelo, 27, now join the ranks of people who got their start here

SOCIAL

Get ready to go green this week as the community celebrates St. Patrick's Day. There are plenty of events to test your luck and see some gorgeous leprechauns serving up Erin go Bragh realness. But if drinking green beer isn't quite your thing, there is plenty left to do at the end of the rainbow, and we have all the details in this week's Out & About.

The pulse of Little Italy is speeding up a little as Spring approaches San Diego. The beautiful Porto Vista Hotel is already preparing to welcome visitors from all over the world with a great package for spring breakers looking to visit America's Finest beaches. 

HEALTH, WELLNESS AND SPORTS 

The United Methodist Church (UMC) dealt a powerful blow to its LGBT members last month when at their international General Conference in St. Louis a majority of voters chose to uphold the church's traditional values and ban gay and lesbian clerics and denounce same-sex weddings.

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

SDAFFL Beer Olympics at Rich's

Overdrive at Spin Nightclub

Telly Leung in 'Sing Happy' at Martinis Above Fourth

Glitz & Glam at Lips

The Underwear Show at Flicks

Saturdays at the San Diego Eagle

Fuel at Rich's

Taboo - The Forbidden Show at Lips

Absolutely Sunday Funday at #1 Fifth Avenue

St. Patrick's Day Celebration at Flicks

Super Discoteka St. Patrick's Day at Rich's

Hillcrest Comedy Night hosted by Jaleesa Johnson

Jackbenny in 'It's National See-a-Show Day!' at Martinis Above Fourth

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