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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: March 23 - March 29, 2019

Here is everything we covered in SDGLN this week.
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The week started out with a scary situation at a Palm Springs LGBT bar.

Nationally, headlines blew up after actor Jussie Smollett was cleared of all charges in his fraud case. Then in entertainment news, we spoke with up-and-coming country star Cameron Hawthorn and celebrated wrinkled trans flags everywhere.

Here are those stories and everything else we covered this week at SDGLN:

NEWS

Reports came out of Palm Springs about a shooting which occurred early Sunday morning at Toucan's Tiki Lounge, a local LGBT bar. 

Oscar winners Jennifer Lawrence and Adele were looking to have some fun last weekend and patrons at the Pieces LGBT bar in New York's Greenwich Village, watched as the duo did as everyone else was doing; having a great time. 

Actor Jussie Smollett, who stood accused of staging a hate crime and filing a phony police report, was cleared of all charges on Tuesday reports CNN. 

The trans flag is being displayed at high-profile government offices all over the country to commemorate International Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31, but some are not focusing on the wave of support, but rather its unkempt appearance. 

The tiny nation of Brunei is being accused of human rights violations by Amnesty International for criminal laws that will go into effect on April 3.

The San Diego Police Department is reporting that a 7-Eleven in Hillcrest was robbed early Thursday morning.

The mother of a middle-school student is calling for the termination of two teachers who she says teased her son suggesting he's a homosexual.  

COMMENTARY

At the Stonewall Riots, our community unleashed our strength, fought back against societal and institutional violence, and then continued honoring that moment year after year, building a global movement on that rebellious foundation. Read further commentary by San Diego Pride about building power, not walls.

CAUSES

Special Delivery, a free nutrition services nonprofit organization serving people with AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses such as heart disease, cancer and kidney disease in San Diego, has received a grant in the amount of $5,000 from the Rob Benzon Foundation, announced Ruth Henricks, executive director.  

ENTERTAINMENT

Cameron Hawthorn is getting his first taste of real fame. Not too long ago he released the video for his song "Dancing in the Living Room" that made headlines because it was also his national coming out story. So how does a gay man from Kansas who loves country music relocate to the west coast and take his place at the table? Read on. 

Our theater critic reviews productions of "Cabaret" and "Bullshot Crummond."

SOCIAL

Here are all the events you need to set reminders for in "Out & About."

Hundreds fill the streets to sample the neighborhood's best cultural foods, meet business owners and enjoy a wonderful walking tour of the historic district all at once for Taste of Hillcrest. Here's your chance to save.

The Porto Vista Hotel and SDPIX's Top of the Bay will be throwing its Spring Fling party this Friday, March 29, during their Last Friday celebration.

The Hillcrest Farmers Market isn't just one of San Diego's most popular events that happens every Sunday, it's also a relaxing community event where people shop for a variety of things including locally-grown produce and handmade gifts. 

HEALTH WELLNESS & SPORTS

District 4 Supervisor Nathan Fletcher said on Monday that he will implore his fellow board members to support converting some county-owned property on the outskirts of Hillcrest into behavioral health services buildings instead of proposed condominiums.

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 Spring Fling at the Porto Vista Hotel

Barbie Z's Doll House at #1 Fifth Avenue

La Bomba at #1 Fifth Avenue

Havana Nights at #1 Fifth Avenue

Official White Party Kick-Off at Rich's

Glitz & Glam at Lips

The Underwear Show at Flicks

Saturdays at the San Diego Eagle

Taboo - The Forbidden Show at Lips

Sunday Dragalicious Gospel Brunch at Lips

Sundays at The San Diego Eagle

Fundraiser Event for Lucky Pup Dog Rescue at the Loft

Showstopper Sunday at Lips

Karaoke at Flicks

DiscoTeka at Rich's

Hillcrest Farmers Market

Fundraiser Event for Lucky Pup Dog Rescue

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