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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: April 27 - May 3, 2019

Here is everything we covered in SDGLN this week.

The city was still in shock this week after the Sunday morning shooting in a San Diego County synagogue.

The attack left one person dead and several others injured.

This crime sparked concern by City Commissioner Nicole Murray Ramirez who started a campaign to raise money for armed guards to patrol The San Diego LGBT Community Center. 

In other news, the Trump administration invoked the discriminatory "Conscience Rule" for healthcare providers and the Oceanside LGBTQ Center is asking for a public statement from a property management company. 

In entertainment, another WTF? Party takes over Rich's to kick off Cinco de Mayo and Madonna releases a Pride anthem. 

Plus so much more in this week's Wrap. 

NEWS

Health care providers can now refuse services to patients who they believe violate their religious beliefs. The "Conscience Rule" was finalized by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Thursday. 

San Diego LGBT activists are calling for increased armed security in and around the San Diego LGBT Center following recent hate-based crimes in Hillcrest and San Diego. 

The executive director of the North County LGBTQ Resource Center, Max Disposti, is calling for Pilot Property Management (PPM) to issue a statement about a recent hate crime that occurred at one of their properties. 

The gay 15-year-old high school student, Nigel Shelby, who died by suicide after his mother says he was bullied by students, was laid to rest in a rainbow-embellished casket

COMMENTARY

Rev. Irene Monroe discusses Morehouse College- "the jewel of black academia and male leadership- will admit transgender male students in 2020."

ENTERTAINMENT

Jean Lowerison reviews "James and the Giant Peach," "Sweat," and the movie "If the Dancer Dances,"

Jehan Agrama has worn many hats in her long and varied career as a Hollywood executive, a co-founding member of the LA chapter of GLAAD, an investor in LGBTQ start-up companies, and most recently as the CEO of Lemonette, a company that specializes in lemon-based salad dressings and marinades.

Madonna has made the LGBT community the focus of her second single from the forthcoming album Madame X.

The creator of Minecraft, one of the most popular video games in the world, Markus "Notch" Persson, was not invited to the anniversary celebration of his game because of his homophobic and transphobic online social activity

There are those who look forward to Game of Thrones every week and then there are those who are equally excited about Pose, the groundbreaking FX drama which centers on New York’s early underground ball culture. This week FX released beautiful key art for the show. 

SOCIAL

Expect the unexpected as SDPIX presents WTF Fiesta for Cinco de Mayo Weekend at Rich's. In what has become one of the most outrageous Hillcrest parties of the year, WTF at Rich’s returns with even more insanity and craziness, this time they're going south of the border to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

May showers Hillcrest with plenty of things to do. Our list of things to do in "Out & About" grows every week and this one is no different. 

Balboa Park Heritage Association (BPHA), led by David Lundin, made no apologies for a metaphoric meme they used over the weekend to show their stance on Assemblymember Todd Gloria's bid for San Diego Mayor. The offensive image has been removed and Gloria has made a statement. 

Paint the town... rainbow this Friday, May 3 at the Porto Vista Hotel. Wear your shades; not only will the sunshine be bright but the colors off their new rooftop mural and sexy body painted models will be too. The hotel itself has a relaxing atmosphere, sophisticated design, and a beautiful harbor view, everything that personifies San Diego and its title as America's Finest City. 

HEALTH WELLNESS AND SPORTS

Australian sports star James Faulkner seemingly came out on Instagram on Tuesday but has since clarified that he is not gay

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

Rooftop Mural by Sarah Stieber Unveiling at the Porto Vista Hotel

Globalicious Fashion Show at Rich's

San Diego Pride LGBT Military Department Silent Auction at Uptown Tavern

Glitz & Glam at Lips

La Bomba at #1 Fifth Avenue

The Underwear Show at Flicks

Saturdays at the San Diego Eagle

Taboo - The Forbidden Show at Lips

 WTF? Fiesta at Rich's

Hillcrest Farmers Market

Absolutely Sunday Funday at #1 Fifth Avenue

Stripper Circus Fiesta Grande at Rich's

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