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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: May 18 - May 24, 2019

Here is everything we covered in SDGLN this week.
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The week began with sad news about the murder of Muhlaysia Booke, the Texas trans woman who was beaten by a mob last month. Locally, The San Diego Gay Men's Chorus announced that they have found a new executive director as the current one, Bob Lehman is stepping down. 

In entertainment, it's Memorial Day Weekend which means a three-day vacation for some San Diegans. In this week's "Out & About" we deep dive into the many things you can do to celebrate in the community. 

These stories and so much more can be found in this week's Weekly Wrap. 

NEWS

The nondescript bathhouse called Club San Diego located on Fourth Avenue in Hillcrest was the site of a fire on Friday morning

 Muhlaysia Booker was found shot to death over the weekend say Dallas police. She is transgender. 

The world renown San Diego Gay Men's Chorus announced its new executive director on Wednesday. Jeff Heine (pictured above) was chosen after nation-wide search and will officially start the position later this summer. Heine is currently the executive director of the Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus (TCGMC) in Minneapolis.

Pride month is coming up in June for the third time since Trump has held the office of the U.S. president, and even though he has never come out and ceremoniously declared June as Pride month as presidents have done before him, his online store is offering rainbow inspired tees.

COMMENTARY

In this Op-ed a local trans activist weighs in on how the San Diego Police Department treats trans people:  "I'm not afraid of cops. But the white-wash of a report critical of the San Diego Police Department's (SDPD) treatment of transgender people troubles me greatly."

Rev. Irene Monroe celebrates this special date with some hesitancy. When you reside at the intersections of multiple identities, anniversaries of your civil rights struggles can be both bitter and sweet. And, May 17th was a reminder.

CAUSES

The Executive Director of San Diego Pride applauds San Diego's long and important history of collective action. 

ENTERTAINMENT

Our critic Jean Lowersion reviews the film "Trial by Fire." There’s nothing new about the common charge that the U.S. criminal justice system is stacked against the poor, which may at least partially account for the lack of buzz generated by filmmaker Edward Zwick’s “Trial by Fire” at Telluride.

There's no mincing words, the name says it all for this new restaurant heading into Hillcrest.  Breakfast Bitch is taking over the space that was once Vancouver Wings on Fifth Avenue and although the name might be a double-entendre, there's no mistaking what's on the menu. 

SOCIAL

If you have spent any time enjoying the San Diego club scene you have probably experienced the fun and fantastical world of synchronized laser light shows. These brilliantly choreographed visual shows use cutting edge technology, music, and artistic flair to heighten the joy of a buzzing party atmosphere. We profile one of the biggest laser light show companies in San Diego

Little Italy's Porto Vista Hotel is celebrating Memorial Day Weekend with a special kick-off at "Top of the Bay" on Friday, May 24. Close to all the fun downtown has to offer, its place in the heart of Little Italy makes Porto Vista easily accessible to San Diego's signature activities such as the Harbor museums, Balboa Park, and the many beaches Southern California is famous for.

It's time to experience all the uniqueness and talent that is Glitz Glam for Glamazon at Rich's on Saturday, May, 25. 

HEALTH WELLNESS AND SPORTS

Co-sponsored by Equality California, SB 159 authorizes pharmacists to furnish pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP and PEP) without a physician prescription and prohibits insurance companies from requiring prior authorizations in order to obtain PrEP

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

Pre-Memorial Day Smash at Flicks

Lez Memorial Day Party at Rich's

The Fantasticks at the Point Loma Playhouse

Top of the Bay Memorial Day Weekend Splash at the Porto Vista Hotel

T.G.I.Flicks Fridays at Flicks

Electro Pop Memorial Day Weekend at Rich's!

 What's the T at #1 Fifth Avenue

Havana Nights at #1 Fifth Avenue

Glamazon at Rich's

Super DiskoTeka Memorial Day Weekend at Rich's

Hillcrest Farmers Market

Sunday Dragalicious Gospel Brunch at Lips

Sundays at The San Diego Eagle

The Fantastics at the Point Loma Playhouse

Absolutely Sunday Funday at #1 Fifth Avenue

Showstopper Sunday at Lips

Karaoke at Flicks

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