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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Feb. 1 - Feb. 7, 2020

Here's everything we covered in SDGLN.com.
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Mayhem Miller will be at the GTFO Party at Rich's

This week there was a lot going on. First, there were more LGBT oriented Super Bowl commercials shown during the broadcast than ever before and Starbucks warmed the internet's heart with a new ad featuring a trans man.

Locally a large section of a popular Hillcrest street was sold for millions and a tourist visiting San Diego with his husband and son were harassed by an Uber driver who called police on them saying he thought they were child traffickers. 

Local entertainment is getting a new party at Rich's called GTFO and there is a Valentine's Day Giveaway that you should sign up for to make your day even more special.

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

NEWS

An ample piece of property in the heart of Hillcrest was sold by Carleton Management to Paragon Real Estate for $13.3 million reports the San Diego Union-Tribune

As if the Iowa caucuses couldn't get more confusing, one democratic voter just found out Mayor Pete Buttigieg is gay and wanted her vote card back.

Last Wednesday a gay couple visiting San Diego were shocked when police knocked on their Marriott Marina hotel room door in the early hours. According to Towleroad one of the dads, James Moed, says the incident happened on January 29 after an Uber ride.

COMMENTARY

Fernando Zweifach López of San Diego Pride reminds you to vote for an LGBT community member for this year’s Spirit of Stonewall Awards: "While much has changed in that time, what remains consistent is the need to lift up and support those doing the important work to serve and fight for our community every day."

CAUSES

Beloved community member Darius Maleknia sadly passed away at the end of January. He had many friends who are heartbroken upon hearing of his death. You can help the family with funeral costs and expenses. 

ENTERTAINMENT

The Super Bowl was charged with Latinx political statements during the spectacular half-time show starring Jennifer Lopez and Shakira. But the LGBT community was also well-represented, much to the dismay of some conservatives, during the intermissions. In fact, according to GLAAD this was a landmark broadcast as far as representing the pink dollar. And it's not even June.

Our theater critic Jean Lowerison reviews "Murder for Two" at New Village Arts.

Social media has found a Starbucks UK television spot wherein a young trans man named James is having a rough time with people always calling him Jemma, the name he was apparently given at birth. Even his father is aloof.

Join one of San Diego's most creative and inspiring dance companies on Sunday, Feb 9 at New Village Arts for a dance workshop and performance!

The ever-popular Tantrums & Tiaras: Battle of the Bar Queens is just 11 days away, scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, at the Observatory North Park. Audience members can expect over the top drag fun while raising funds for the programs and services of the San Diego LGBT Community Center.

Meet two contestants from Tantrums & Tiaras,  Richard Trinidad and Andres Valdes

SOCIAL

There's a lot of stuff going on this week and we have all the details. Check out everything that's happening in Out & About.

There's a new party coming to Rich's Nightclub called GTFO. This is going to be a night of fun and special guests.

A long-awaited mini-park in North Park will hold its groundbreaking on Thursday, Feb. 13 from 2:30-3:30 pm. The park will be located in what is now an asphalt parking lot, directly behind The Observatory (formerly known as The North Park Theatre).

The Digital Gym brought the Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds musical "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" back to the big screen for one night only. 

Valentine's Day in Hillcrest just got a little more romantic thanks to local business owners and the Hillcrest Business Association who want to make it the sweetest day possible. Hillcrest offers a wide array of shopping and dining opportunities and what better way to try them out than with that special someone on Valentine's Day?

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

Imperial Court de San Diego Coronation XLVIII at the Crowne Plaza San Diego

SDPIX presents Party Monsters

RuPaul Hosting SNL at Urban Mo's

Cabaret Brunch Tantrums and Tiaras Fundraiser at Gossip Grill

The Oscars Viewing Party at Gossip Grill

GTFO Mayhem Miller's BDay Bash at Rich's

FilmOut Broken Hearts Club 20th Anniversary at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas

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.