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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Jan. 18 - Jan. 24, 2020

This week there was a lot of entertainment news including the announcement that RuPaul finally gets the coveted guest-host spot on Saturday Night Live. Speaking of Mama Ru, the cast of Drag Race season 12 was also announced. 

Locally, two of San Diego's most recognized gay artists, Joe Phillips and Erik Benson are having an art sale on January 30. 

As far as this week, Rich's Nightclub is being overtaken by swashbucklers on Saturday and transforming into a pirate's den for Shipwrecked, the popular annual themed party that's sure to shiver your timbers. 

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

NEWS

Two trans women took justice into their own hands after being harassed by two male customers at a restaurant according to a YouTube video. In the clip, the women are eating peacefully at their table when a man in a green shirt suddenly jumps in to sit next to a blonde woman eating her meal and mocks her in Spanish, "I’d like to sit with a lady.”

A bill in Missouri, if passed, could mean that any library official who decides to hold a Drag queen story hour without approval from an elected parental review board might get fined more than $500 and spend up to a year in prison.

Over the past weekend Vice President Mike Pence made a trip to Memphis, Tennessee where he gave a few words at the homophobic Holy City Church of God in Christ during their Sunday service.

California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego), released “Thrive" on Tuesday,  the first television ad in his Mayoral campaign.

For Jaymee Sanford of Oceanside shopping in Hillcrest for the Holidays paid off big time as she took home a contest giveaway haul worth $2,500.

CAUSES

On Wednesday the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing adopted statewide rules protecting LGBTQ minors from conversion therapy, the harmful practice which seeks to change a young person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

ENTERTAINMENT 

DC Comics has just thrust open the closet door and has an all-new LGBT heroine in Batwoman.

Our theater critic reviews "Bloomsday." 

Mainstream gets the main queen as Entertainment Weekly announces RuPaul Charles will take to the soundstage at Rockefeller Plaza in New York to host Saturday Night Live.

Season 12 of RuPaul's Drag Race is ready to launch in February and the lineup of talent has just been released.

SOCIAL

There are so many things to do this week, you might need a treasure map. And that's exactly what you have with this edition of Out & About. Even Jack Sparrow would approve.

Rich's and SDPIX are meeting you aye to aye for a night of booty plunderings at one of the biggest annual theme parties across the seven seas: Shipwrecked! Sexy buccaneers will also be on deck to keep the party shipshape!

Ink is a Labrador Retriever Male and is looking for a forever home. He is available at the San Diego Humane Society. More info HERE

HEALTH, WELLNESS & SPORTS

The San Francisco 49ers beat the Green Bay Packers and made history over the past weekend. Assistant coach of the 49ers Katie Sowers, 33, will take the team to Super Bowl LIV in Miami on Feb. 2 to go up against the Kansas City Chiefs. 

Along with her victory goes the title of the first female coach and the first openly gay coach to do so.

Don't Forget Shipwrecked on Jan 25! Get tickets HERE

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

Divas at Rich's

January iO Wine Club at insideOUT

teak Night at the Tin Room

Havana Nights at #1 Fifth Avenue

SDPIX presents Shipwrecked

Coffee Klatch 2 at BCB Cafe

2 Year Anniversary Art & Drag Show at #1 Fifth Avenue

Uncorked & Movie Under the Stars Featuring Dreamgirls at insideOUT

Don't Forget Tantrums & Tiaras on Feb. 16!

Tantrums & Tiaras is a camp drag pageant show that brings the San Diego community together to raise money for the San Diego LGBT Center – the second oldest in the country.

All proceeds go to the Center and its various services and programs.