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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Jan. 25 - Jan. 31, 2020

SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Jan. 25 - Jan. 31, 2019

There was some concerning news coming out of South Dakota this week as a bill passed that would criminalize trans-specific medical treatments by doctors to anyone under 16. 

In sports, Brazilian soccer players don't use the number 24 because it is associated with being gay. After the tragedy of Kobe Bryant's death--he used the number when playing for the Lakers, Brazilian athletes are taking back the number to combat homophobia. 

In local news, California Governor Gavin Newsom and California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins visited a local catering company that is working together with a non-profit to ease homelessness. 

In this week's Out & About there are plenty of things to do around the neighborhood in celebration of the Super Bowl.

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

NEWS

Trans youth in South Dakota are facing legislation that would make illegal any transition procedures, including hormone treatment and surgery for people under the age of 16

COMMENTARY

We all know that voting is important. For the last few years, our community and other marginalized communities have been feeling the consequences of dramatic backward sliding policy shifts put forward by elected officials who do not reflect the values of diversity and equity.

CAUSES

For over nine years San Diego's catering and meal prep company The Urban Taste has provided 100% of the foodservice (non-profit) for the Connections Housing Center. As they recently passed the 1.2 million meals served from that kitchen they were recently visited by California Governor Gavin Newsom and California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins.

ENTERTAINMENT

Our theater critic reviews "Matilda, the Musical," "Red Bike," and "The Great Leap."

Kim Chi from season 8 and Miz Cracker from season 10 of RuPaul's Drag Race are making television history this weekend. The two will be the first ever-drag celebrities featured in a Super Bowl ad. A teaser was released this week for the Sabra Hummus ad in which the two queens get ready to watch the big game.

Although his movie performances are getting a lot of attention, Adam Driver seemed to question whether or not a role in his latest appearance on Saturday Night Live was transphobic or not. During his opening monologue, Driver went long and he said it was for a good reason.

SOCIAL

Get the cheese plate and helmet-shaped potato chip bowl ready, it's time for the Super Bowl LIV. This year the 49ers take on the Kansas City Chiefs and Hillcrest is celebrating with lots of viewing events that include food and beverages. This week's Out & About has all the details

Yeagley's Designs and Humanity are collaborating to bring you a special night in Hillcrest.

Catch up with Benny Cartwright in his rebooted column for SDGLN "Life with Benny 2.0."

Join Turn San Diego on the weekend of Friday, February 7 through February 9 for a very special fundraiser called Wigs & Balls.

HEALTH, WELLNESS & SPORTS

As America mourns the loss of basketball star Kobe Bryant, Brazilian athletes have taken the tragedy and made it into something positive for the LGBT community.

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

Mariam's Tea Party: Dumb Disney at Urban Mo's

Whips n Furs at Urban Mo's

Tequila Tasting Club at Baja Betty's

Woman UP Patio Dance Party at Gossip Grill

Super Bowl LIV at Flicks

Super Bowl Sunday Cookout and Party at the San Diego Eagle

Super Bowl Sunday at Gossip Grill

Bowl Viewing Party at Hillcrest Brewing Company

Other Great Upcoming SDPIX Presented Parties:

Party Monsters

Mardi Gras Massive

Hillcrest Mardi Gras

Anti Valentine's Day

Gay As F**k

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.