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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: May 4 - May 10, 2019

Here is everything we covered in SDGLN this week.
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This week was big in entertainment, the new Renee Zellweger film about Judy Garland released an official trailer and "Endgame" directors confirmed that there will be an openly gay character in an upcoming film. 

Locally, Mayor Faulconer assigned eight San Diego properties as future sites for permanent supportive housing. And a Bankers Hill woman is suing the city for what she claims was deceptive practices when it came to their proposal of an AIDS memorial in her neighborhood. 

And don't forget, it's Mother's Day weekend and we have all the details on what to do with her on that day as well as other things to do around the neighborhood in "Out & About." 

NEWS

As part of his effort to create more housing for the City’s most vulnerable residents, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer yesterday announced he will make eight City-owned properties available to developers with the goal of building nearly 200 permanent supportive housing (PSH) units.

The Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, after a month of pressure from international advocacy organizations and celebrity boycotts said he is putting a moratorium on capital punishment including death for gay sex and adultery

Jennifer Hasso has filed a lawsuit against San Diego city leaders. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the suit claims Assemblyman Todd Gloria, Mayor Kevin Faulconer and other San Diego officials weren't honest with Bankers Hill residents about the extent of a proposed AIDS memorial in a Bankers Hill park. 

A small New York restaurant is apologizing to a gay couple who were called "fa**ots" by one of their waiters as they were exiting the restaurant this week. 

COMMENTARY

Fernando Zweifach López talks about his heritage and how discrimination and hatred intersect between his sexuality and lineage in this commentary. 

CAUSES

There is a new superhero coming to the big screen and he's not letting anyone stop him from bringing social justice to the world. Oh, and by the way, the actor who plays him also falls on the autism spectrum. 

ENTERTAINMENT

Those rumors about a gay Marvel superhero were confirmed by filmmakers Joe and Anthony Russo on EW Morning Live, the only thing is they aren't saying who. 

In what might be the most celebrated bit of celebrity gossip, Lupita Nyong’o (Us-pictured above) and singer Janelle Monáe have social media alight with rumors they might be dating. 

The professional life of Judy Garland is explored in Rupert Goold's 2019 biopic titled simply "Judy." The trailer for the picture starring Renee Zellweger dropped today, the movie is scheduled to open nationwide on September 27, 2019.

Matthew Richardson uses the historic Church of St. Pierre Apôtre in Montreal, Quebec as a backdrop to send a message of queer acceptance in his latest directorial dance piece titled "Hallelujah" which is done to the song of the same name performed by Jeff Buckley.

Tiffany released an updated version to her megahit "I Think We're Alone Now" back in late April, and it was so low-key you may have missed it.

Jean Lowerison reviews, "The White Crow" and "Nureyev." 

SOCIAL

It's time to celebrate those people, whoever they may be, we call mom. Mother's Day is this Sunday and there is plenty to do to show our maternal figures that we love them in this week's "Out & About."

HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND SPORTS

Psychotherapist and YouTube personality Matthew J. Dempsey is literally getting people to bring their problems out into the open in a new webseries called "Cost of Two Sandwiches."

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

Kandi Party at Flicks

SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel

Divas at Rich's

Rescuing Cujo Open House

SDAFFL Laces & Lashes Ball 6 at Rich's

Hillcrest Farmers Market

Happy Mother's Day 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

FilmOut LGBTQ ShortFest at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas

Wednesday Special at Crest Cafe

Wednesdays at San Diego Eagle

Bitchy Bingo at Lips

Pictionary Night at #1 Fifth Ave.

Wellfare Wednesday at Flicks

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