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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: April 13 - April 19, 2019

Here is everything we covered in SDGLN this week.
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A trans woman was beaten in broad daylight as a crowd looked on. Meanwhile, Mayor Pete Buttigieg announced he wants to run the country next.

Also, Pride season is getting ready to pop. Whether its fundraising or hosting a night out at the ballpark, San Diego Pride is preparing for another record-breaking year. We covered all of that and a lot more this week, including your weekly entertainment calendar at San Diego Gay & Lesbian News. 

NEWS

Dallas police are searching for more information about a "mob" of people who attacked a trans woman in front of spectators who allegedly didn't stop them. 

Law enforcement in Oceanside are trying to determine if an epithet painted on a gay man's garage is a hate crime. 

In an emotional speech that ended in a kiss with his husband Chasten Glezman, Mayor Pete Buttigieg from South Bend, Indiana officially threw his hat in the presidential race on Sunday.

It was a royal affair at Rich's on Sunday night as the newly elected Princess Royale Ricki Brown and Prince Royale Duncan Stewart of the imperial court de San Diego were crowned.

Entertainment production giant Live Nation is closing the deal on the purchase of the 1,100 seat Observatory North Park and has already purchased the slightly smaller Observatory Orange County in Santa Ana.

Donald Trump's trans military ban is going beyond just affecting servicemembers where they work, it's disrupting their plans for higher education too.

Police cruisers in Laguna Beach are under fire for their updated design featuring the American flag within in the words "Police" located on the vehicle's doors

If a recent protest in Marshalltown, Iowa is any indication of what lies ahead on the campaign trail for Pete Buttigieg, then he's in for a wild ride. 

COMMENTARY

Rev. Irene Monroe: "Attacks, however, on places worship are becoming too frequent in this global climate of intolerance. As a worshiper, I need our president to make us safe." Read more of her commentary HERE

CAUSES

San Diego is famous for its beaches, its history and something that may or may not surprise you; it's LGBT community. And when you hear Ashlyn Burgess' story you'll understand why.

ENTERTAINMENT

It's hard to believe that Jim Fall's movie "Trick" has been around for two decades. It was released on January 27, 1999: Cher's "Believe" was auto-tuning our souls, "She's All That" defined the teen rom-com, and plastic chokers were a fashion fad. 

Another Pride season is gearing up to overtake city streets around the world, and Converse wants to make sure your feet are strapped to represent your tribe but also endure the pavement. 

The world's longest running musical revue is taking a final curtain call, San Francisco's  "Beach Blanket Babylon" is closing for good. 

Our theater critic Jean Lowerison reviews “Hedwig and the Angry Inch," “Poor Yella Rednecks," "Almost Maine."

SOCIAL

Whether you're celebrating the holiday or the Padres, the lineup of fun to be had in San Diego this week is out of this world. There's Easter brunch with the girls at Lips and the annual OUT at the Park event at Petco Park. Also, Techniche and Overdrive combine into one party for an unforgettable night. Get all the details in "Out & About."

If there was ever a question in your mind whether or not straight women visiting gay bars is frowned upon Michael Musto over at New Now Next wrote an article and got feedback from popular drag performers and artists about the subject. Their answers are overwhelmingly supportive.

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

OUT at the Park at Petco Park

SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel

.San Diego Armada Rugby Miss Ruck'n Tuck at Rich's

Technique + Overdrive at Spin Nightclub

Hillcrest Farmers Market

Easter Brunch Spectacular at Lips

Sundays at The San Diego Eagle

Absolutely Sunday Funday at #1 Fifth Avenue

Showstopper Sunday at Lips

Karaoke at Flicks

DiscoTeka at Rich's

Jimmy James in 'Fashionista and Legendary Voices' at Martinis Above Fourth

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