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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: July 6 - July 12, 2019

It's finally here; San Diego Pride! There was a lot of local entertainment, music and festival updates in the news this week. There were three winners of VIP tickets to special Pride events over the weekend. Plus, a new video showcased Pride festivities of the past.

In local news, a first-of-its-kind LGBT homeless shelter opened in Hillcrest. Plus there was a special message from the Executive Director of San Diego Pride to kick off the weekend. 

Hale media wishes everyone a safe and happy Pride weekend! 

NEWS

Nomi d'shire might be a little exhausted already in 2019, but she wouldn't have it any other way. The drag queen just moved back to San Diego and already she's earned the title Miss Gay Pride 2019

The LGBT homeless youth have a place to go in Hillcrest thanks to the Interfaith Shelter Network (ISN). This first-ever LGBT shelter which contains 12 beds opened two weeks ago and according to CBS 8, already has 10 guests. 

COMMENTARY

Here is a message from the Executive Director of San Diego Pride: "We are about to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots that gave birth to the international Pride movement.

We don’t have Pride because we’re free. We have Pride because we’re not. Our collective efforts all year round now culminate in the creation of intentional space for our community where for a weekend, a day, a few hours, or a moment - our people can revel in joy." Read the rest HERE

ENTERTAINMENT

Our entertainment critic Jean Lowerison reviews the movie "Yesterday," "Turtle Odyssey" and "Miss Saigon." 

San Diego Gay and Lesbian News Editor Timothy Rawles reviews the documentary "50 Years of Fabulous." 

SOCIAL

Well here it is once again San Diego Pride and there is a reason why America's Finest City boasts one of the biggest Pride celebrations in the country, just look at everything there is to do. Here is your Ultimate Guide to San Diego Pride

Our "Out & About" celebrates San Diego Pride! So get up, get out and celebrate with the rest of the community. We've got you covered with all the entertainment, music and festival details.

Anthony Semintendi entered and won a pair of VIP Pride Festival tickets.

And congratulations to Matthew Kinney who just won a pair of VIP tickets to meet and greet the Drag Race stars appearing at the Hillcrest Pride Block Party.

Also, Michelle Luna also got a head start by winning a pair of VIP tickets to the Hillcrest Pride Block Party taking place on July 12. 

UNITE! Music Festival is an all-inclusive San Diego Pride nightlife experience coming to Spin Nightclub this weekend. They offered $20 off a Weekend Pass when you use code SDPix at checkout.

Great news coming out of LE Parties this morning. The one and only Detox is joining the lineup for their Drag Yourself to Pride Brunch event happening at the Doubletree Mission Valley on Sunday, July 14.

Watch this gorgeous video of past San Diego Pride celebrations.

After this weekend's San Diego Pride festivities, join the Hillcrest Town Council on Monday, July 15 for their Post-Pride Clean-Up. Every year the crowds grow to record numbers during Pride and that means more trash is left on the ground.

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

Pride of Hillcrest Block Party

Top of the Bay Kick Off Pride Unicorn Style at the Porto Vista Hotel

San Diego Pride Parade

San Diego Pride Festival

 AQUA After Dark Night Swim Pride Pool Party at the DoubleTree Mission Valley

Unite! Music Festival: Overdrive at Spin Nightclub

Drag Yourself to PRIDE Brunch at the DoubleTree Mission Valley

 Heat Mega Pride Pool Party and Water Land at the DoubleTree Mission Valley

LGBTQ Victory Fund 20th Annual Women's Pride Brunch at Gossip Grill

San Diego PRIDE PARTY at Uptown Tavern

Intensity Pride Parade Party at Rich's

Techniche Pride Pool Party at the DoubleTree Mission Valley

Pride on the Pier at the B Street Pier

Pride Lollapalooza Party at #1 Fifth Avenue

Escapade Sunset Cruise San Diego Pride 2019 at Hornblower Cruises & Events

San Diego Bears Pride Pool Party

Furrageous San Diego Pride Weekend at the Music Box

Electro-POP Pride at Rich's

Pride MASSIVE at Rich's

Pride Underwear Party at the San Diego Eagle

Unite! Music Festival: Overdrive at Spin Nightclub

Unite! Music Festival: Foreverland at Spin Nightclub