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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: June 1 - June 7, 2019

Pride Month is officially underway and there was plenty in the news this week. Disneyland Paris had an official Pride Festival, and the Washington Supreme Court reaffirmed its February 2017 ruling that a Richland, WA, florist had violated the Washington Law Against Discrimination.

Sadly another trans woman was killed in Dallas. 

As San Diego prepares for its Pride festival next month, LE Parties released its exciting pool party lineup and UNITE! also released their talent list. 

This and so much more in this week's "Out & About."

NEWS

Police are looking for a suspect or suspects who were involved in the murder of a trans woman in Dallas. The body of Chynal Lindsey, 26, was found with “obvious signs of homicidal violence" in White Rock Lake on Saturday. 

A San Diego LGBT activist and community leader was honored with not one, but two "Keys to the City" late last month.  City Commissioner Nicole M. Ramirez, or "the Mayor of Hillcrest," was bestowed this rare honor by mayors Jackie Biskupski and Linda Gorton of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Lexington, Kentucky respectively. 

A trans woman was refused service at a Dallas gay bar on Thursday night which resulted in the termination of the manager

Even though their films have yet to officially celebrate LGBT diversity, Disney had its first-ever in-park Pride festival in Paris

COMMENTARY

The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously reaffirmed its February 2017 ruling that a Richland, WA, florist had violated the Washington Law Against Discrimination (WLAD) when she refused to sell flowers to a same-sex couple for their wedding. Lambda Legal responded to the news in a press release. 

CAUSES

NYC Pride, organizers of WorldPride NYC 2019 | Stonewall 50, announced today that Madonna will make an appearance, and is expected to perform a few songs, at Pride Island on Sunday, June 30, 2019. She will donate all of the proceeds to The Trevor Project

ENTERTAINMENT

Movie review "Southern Pride": Malcolm Ingram made a stir over a decade ago with his documentary Small Town Gay Bar, and now he’s returned with a brand new documentarySouthern Pride, shining a light on two strong women who have become leaders in the LGBTQ community in the Gulf Coast region of Mississippi.

The most unlikely of appropriated LGBT heroes has been given his own special edition DVD, and it's for a good cause. The 2014 Australian horror film "The Babadook" is getting rainbow box art in celebration of his internet infamy. 

Our theater critic Jean Lowerison reviews "Significant Other" 

In what is becoming a viral internet joke, the Boston men behind a proposed straight pride parade have adopted Brad Pitt as their mascot willy-nilly.  The group's website posted a congratulatory note to the "World War Z" star thanking him for being "the face of this important civil rights movement."

SOCIAL

LE Parties out-does themselves every year and sets the mood for Pride. This year, they are once again pulling out all the stops at the DoubleTree by Hilton - Mission Valley, San Diego. Take a look at their party and entertainment lineup and get your tickets

UNITE! Music Festival is an all-inclusive San Diego Pride nightlife experience coming to Spin Nightclub for Pride weekend in July. 

San Diego Pride revealed its full lineup of entertainment for the 2019 Pride Festival, held at Marston Point in Balboa Park, Saturday, July 13 to Sunday, July 14.

As summer has unofficially started and National Gay Pride Month is here it's time to prepare for San Diego Pride coming up in July. This week we focus on socializing and safety in "Out & About.". The Porto Vista Hotel has the original weekend kickoff social hour every Friday with Top of the Bay. 

HEALTH WELLNESS AND SPORTS

Late last month, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblymember Todd Gloria’s (D-San Diego) legislation to reduce barriers to accessing HIV preventative medications passed the Senate on a vote of 34-1. It now heads to the Assembly for committee hearings in the coming weeks.

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

T.G.I.Flicks Fridays at Flicks

Stonewall Citizens' Patrol Community Safety Seminar & Resource Fair at the LGBT Community Center

Lunch Bunch: Queer Sex Ed at the San Diego History Center

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

Burgers and Beer Bust at the San Diego Eagle

Showstopper Sunday at Lips

Monday Special at Crest Cafe

Mondays at San Diego Eagle

Karaoke at Flicks

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