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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: April 6 - April 12, 2019

Here is everything we covered in SDGLN this week.

NEWS 

The Trump administration's ban on transgender military service personnel goes into effect today. Thousands of people serving their country must now hide who they are when serving or risk losing their jobs. 

A UK  trans student was left with a concussion after one of her classmates attacked her and stomped on her head

Openly gay South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg and viable contender in the 2020 race for the Democratic presidential nomination made it clear on Sunday that if Vice President Mike Pence has problem with his being gay, he should take it up with God.

 On Monday, Massachusetts officially made it illegal for minors to participate in conversion therapy

Reno is a quiet part of Nevada when it comes to its LGBT population, but recently the community has been made aware of a hate group named The Salt and Light Brigade (SLB) which seems to have put the Biggest Little City on its radar. 

Chick-fil-A hasn't had the best of luck trying to get their restaurants into airports lately, but thanks to a contract approved over a year ago, they will get one in Mineta San Jose International Airport in California. It's not welcome news to some city officials

In a bit of rhetoric that launched a thousand criticisms, Vice president Mike Pence's wife Karen alerted the irony police for statements she made in response to being asked about Pete Buttigieg, the openly gay 2020 presidential hopeful.

It's almost been an entire year since Babycakes moved out of Hillcrest, but today the bakery announced its return to the neighborhood just in time for summer.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos made it clear today that she is fully aware her aim to reverse protections for trans youth is putting them in harm's way.

CAUSES

Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) has introduced a bill that will end the unnecessary and inhumane surgery commonly known as declawing, for non-therapeutic purposes. Declawing, also known as onychectomy or partial digital amputation, is the removal of the last toe bones in a cat's paws from which the claw grows.

ENTERTAINMENT

The genius of the new Netflix show called “Special” is not in its situational comedy type setup about a gay writer with cerebral palsy (CP), but with its stars. It’s cast is so rich with talent it should be patented.

Armistead Maupin's beloved series "Tales of the City” gets a Netflix reboot and they have finally released the teaser trailer for this entry into the beloved story.

It was announced today that the Tribeca Film Festival will launch its first-ever LGBT event called "Tribeca Celebrates Pride." The day-long program which takes place on May 4 will honor the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.

Over 40 years after "Grease" premiered in theaters and electrified audiences, Paramount is working on a prequel to the iconic movie. The movie will be titled "Summer Loving," and will tell the story of Danny and Sandy before their meet-cute at Rydell High. 

If you don't know who Chris Lilley is you should bone up on his work before the premiere of his new Netflix show "Lunatics" which airs on April 19. 

"Try To Remember" a time when this romantic charmer wasn't enchanting audiences around the world. The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers.It will be showing at the This Point Loma Playhouse.

SOCIAL

Pro basketball player Dwyane Wade got some heat on social media after his wife Gabrielle Union took their 11-year-old son Zion to the Miami Gay Pride parade this past weekend. Union is not Zion's birth mother, but is very supportive of her stepson and made sure he had a great time

This weekend Hillcrest is transforming into a buffet of neighborhood flavors. Ticketholders for Taste of Hillcrest on Saturday, April 13, will enjoy the great San Diego weather and go on a self-guided tour of the community, meeting business owners, fellow San Diegans and sampling some of the best food the city has to offer.

Let's talk about the loaded calendar this week, it's jam-packed with so many things you'll barely have time to watch any television. But that's okay, you'll be out discovering why San Diego and Hillcrest are one of the best places in the country for dance parties, live celebrity entertainment, and fine dining. Click HERE to read our event calendar Out & About.

Sierra is a Russian Blue Female, 12-years-old. You can adopt her from the San Diego Humane Society. I.D. #575930 

HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND SPORTS

Football players are known for their handsy "good job" sentiment by patting each other on the rear end, and now baseball may have a similar gesture, but this time on the opposite side of the waist.

A new message from rugby player Israel Folau was posted to Instagram page Wednesday, a warning meme which contains a laundry list of sinners who are destined for damnation.

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? See our list of featured events below, and click HERE for a complete list of events.

Divas at Rich's

SDGMC Motown: The Music + The Legends at the Balboa Theatre

Y.E.S. San Diego Conference at SDSU

Impulse San Diego Big Hard Hunt 2 at Uptown Tavern 

 Taste of Hillcrest

Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp Live at Martinis Above Fourth

Euphoria at Rich's

Bears San Diego Pool Party, Annual Meeting and Election

Glitz & Glam at Lips

SDGMC Motown: The Music + The Legends at the Balboa Theatre

The Underwear Show at Flicks

Saturdays at the San Diego Eagle

Taboo - The Forbidden Show at Lips

Hillcrest Farmers Market

2019 Royale Gala at Rich's

 FilmOut TRICK 20th Anniversary at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas 

Clifford Bell, Michael Lavine and Friends at Martinis Above Fourth

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