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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: July 13 - July 19, 2019

Here is everything we covered in SDGLN this week.
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There was plenty of record and groundbreaking news this week about San Diego Pride. From the biggest attendance numbers to date, to a special flyover from F-15s saluting the trans military servicemembers, it was definitely an event for the ages.

The music festival welcomed iconic rocker Melissa Etheridge to the stage for two hours of her greatest and latest hits. 

In other news, President Trump blasted the four freshmen Democratic congresswomen, sparking his audience to chant "send her back." 

In the commentary section Rev. Irene Monore discusses her time dealing with racism and hearing the term “Go back to where you came from,” in her youth.

These stores and a lot more in this week's Weekly Wrap. 

NEWS

Another record-breaking Pride has come and gone. Hundreds of thousands filled the streets of Hillcrest for the parade, but there was one thing missing: protesters

San Diego didn't disappoint its residents and visitors this weekend for the 46th annual San Diego Pride festival. The weather cooperated and brought plenty of sunshine and blue skies throughout the weekend.

Those loud jets you heard in the skies on Saturday were actually United States LGBT Pride history in the making. A four-ship F-15 flyover from Cal Guard's Fresno 144th Fighter Wing shook windows and eardrums all across Hillcrest and its surrounding areas in a salute to transgender military service members

San Diego just experienced record-breaking crowds at the Pride festival and now another mass of people are expected to infiltrate the city at the Convention Center for San Diego Comic-Con International (SDCC)

Technology is a useful thing and as evidenced in a recent aging app it's being used for much more than work. Pop culture has embraced the visage-aging software called FaceApp in which you can take a selfie and through the magic of developers see what you look like 50 years from now.

President Trump had some choice words for the four freshmen Democratic congresswomen on Wednesday and ultimately incited his audience to chant "send her back" at a rally in Greenville, N.C.

COMMENTARY

Rev. Irene Monroe: "The first time I heard the racial trope “Go back to where you came from,” I was getting off of a school bus in a white section of town in Brooklyn, New York. Little did I know then I’d hear those words from K through 12, and the n-word was usually coming at the end of the phrase than the beginning." Read more of this HERE. 

The movie adaptation of the musical Cats dropped a trailer on Thursday and is not getting the reception that the studio wanted I'm pretty sure. It was actually a full trailer and not the hype generating teaser used so often these days to tantalize the audience. I'm thinking the PR department did that anticipating people would love it. Alas, they didn't.

CAUSES

The Fight for LGBT Rights at the LGBT Community Center will be an opportunity for you to socialize with supporters of LGBT rights while learning about efforts (both inside and outside the courtroom) to protect and defend transgender community members. Our featured speakers are Melissa DeLeon, Equity Staff Attorney for the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties and Deja Cabrera, Transgender Services Coordinator for the San Diego LGBT Community Center.

ENTERTAINMENT

She’s a rock legend and an inspiration. She is also the voice in a generation of celebrities who went against the advice of industry leaders and came out even when doing so could ruin their livelihoods. We talked to Melissa Etheridge ahead of her San Diego Pride performance. 

Nine revolting children take center stage in the San Diego Regional Premiere production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical at the Moonlight Amphitheatre July 17 through August 3 at 8 pm.

Our theater critic reviews "Another Roll of the Dice."

The organizers of straight pride, an event scheduled to take place in Boston this August, got a very clear message from Netflix; one of the sponsors they list by way of wishful thinking. 

SOCIAL

Ghost was brought in by her previous owner on June 4, 2019. I can be pretty timid when I meet new people for the first time. If you speak to me softly and give me some time, I warm up pretty quickly though. Come visit me at the San Diego Humane Society. 

SDPIX is celebrating 17 years of publishing and you're not gonna want to miss the party! This year's bash will take place at Rich's and will feature DJ K-Swift in the Front Room, and DJ Ramiro V in Main Room with special guest and renown artist DJ David Penn.

A gathering of community members will join the Hillcrest Business Association (HBA) for their Quarterly Mixer on Thursday, July 25. This is a perfect time to get to know the people making Hillcrest the fabulous shopping, dining, and entertainment destination it is.

Now that San Diego has broken even more Pride attendance records, it's time to get back to a regular pace in the neighborhood. But wait, there is still Comic-Con coming up this weekend, and CityFest coming August 11.

HEALTH WELLNESS, AND SPORTS

The Trevor Project conducted a report on LGBT youth mental health and although there might not be any surprises as far as psychological disparities, the percentage rates might be cause for concern. 

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.

Pokeball at Rich's

Acoustic Ales & Art Night at the Porto Vista Hotel

SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel

Heroes Vs. Villans at Rich's

Burgers and Beer Bust at the San Diego Eagle

Hillcrest Classic Car Show

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

Transgender & Nonbinary Identities: A Community Training and Panel at the LGBT Community Center

The Fight for LGBT Rights at the LGBT Community Center

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