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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: July 20 - July 26, 2019

Here is everything we covered in SDGLN this week.
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There was a lo to cover this week in the news. Locally it came to light that some death threats had been made against San Diego Pride, but police were able to apprehend the suspect who they also linked to several bank robberies. 

A popular Chicago drag queen died unexpectedly in the hospital while recovering from a car crash. 

Locally two LGBT community members give their stories on helping LGBT asylum seekers at Otay Mesa.

And on a lighter note, Hale Media is celebrating 17 years of SDPIX at a special party at Rich's Nightclub on July 27.

All of this and much more in this week's SDGLN Weekly Wrap. 

NEWS

A Tennessee Baptist minister is allegedly refusing to hold a service for a dying member of his own flock because he has a gay son. 

Just two days before the most successful San Diego Pride to date, a man reportedly called organizers threatening to "kill all the gays and the children” at the event. 

The Chicago Boystown area is reeling after the unexpected death of popular drag performer Jherrion Bates, 25, who died in the hospital after being a victim of a crash when another car hit him head-on last Thursday morning. 

In light of some controversial criticisms and threats of protest, Drag Queen Story Hour went on with a minimum of conflict at the Sparks library branch near Reno Nevada

Whether people agree with it or not, the group known as Super Happy Fun America (SHFA) has been approved by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh for a Straight Pride Parade. And now a Modesto, CA man wants a straight pride parade for his city. 

COMMENTARY

This week we shared two stories about local LGBT community members helping asylum seekers in Otay Mesa. One is a gay man, the other a trans woman

CAUSES

The Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier will become a circus on Saturday, Sept. 14, complete with a  tent in the 40' tall space. There will be a troupe of circus performers, and even a Ferris Wheel overlooking San Diego Bay!

Every year the Red Dress Party San Diego holds a fundraiser which helps raise money for a number of HIV programs and service providers.

ENTERTAINMENT 

Over three decades ago, a CBS sitcom premiered and television would never be the same. "Designing Women" starred a cast of female heavyweights including Delta Burke, Annie Potts and Jean Smart. But it was the matriarch of the clan Julia Sugarbaker, portrayed by Dixie Carter, that made this show one for the ages. Hulu is streaming all seven seasons starting in August

Our theater critic Jean Lowerison reviews "Matilda: The Musical," and “The Tale of Despereaux.”

It was a hot day at the Santa Monica Pier on Monday and adult movie stars Michael DelRay and Dante Colle heated up the afternoon even further when they took off their shirts and simulated sex to counter anti-gay protesters yelling fire and brimstone. 

Former child actor Blake McIver had the Twitter-verse jamming up his comments section after he compared the hit drama "Pose" about drag culture, as "Glee" with HIV. 

SOCIAL

Turning 17 is a special milestone, and this week SDPIX is celebrating that birthday with a special party at Rich's. Developed in 2002 by Johnathan Hale, SDPIX is the quintessential Hillcrest event guide that not only features the best parties and events but also gives the community a hard copy keepsake of fun nights out with friends and family. 

Congratulations to the winner of bottle service for six at the birthday bash too!

"Out & About" this week celebrates SDPIX's milestone and also features other great events in the community including the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus' tribute to Cher.  

A new study published in the Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies has found that Muslim LGBT individuals who are seeking asylum in Germany are more likely to be successful if they were born male, middle to upper class, and act flamboyantly

HEALTH, WELLNESS AND SPORTS

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez seemed to be keeping to time management at the California State Assembly hearing on SB 276, on Wednesday, July 10. During the public opposition portion of the meeting, Gonzalez allowed speakers to say who they were and that they were in opposition. Some thought that was too limiting and Gonzalez's constant reprimands for those who broke the rule was humiliating. 

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. 

SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel

Divas at Rich's

Havana Nights at #1 Fifth Avenue

San Diego Gay Men's Chorus presents The Music of Cher at the Balboa Theatre

SDPIX 17th Anniversary Party

Sunday Dragalicious Gospel Brunch at Lips

Sundays at The San Diego Eagle

Absolutely Sunday Funday at #1 Fifth Avenue

San Diego Gay Men's Chorus The Music of Cher at the Balboa Theatre

Showstopper Sunday at Lips

Karaoke at Flicks

DiscoTeka at Rich's

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