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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Oct. 29 - Nov. 4, 2016

NEWS

San Diego Pride was in our news coverage again this week, but this time for something different: Fernando Lopez, the organization's Director of Operations, will be honored by the City of San Diego's Human Relations Commission.

We also learned that Lazy Acres Natural Market will open an outlet in Hillcrest next summer.

With Election Day fast approaching, a reminder that California's ban on selfies at the polls remains in place. In other election related news, Donald Trump holds up an inverted Pride flag on Sunday at a rally in Colorado.

Other stories include: Christian 'haunted house' at an elementary school was to depict Pulse massacre; a teenager's shirt warns that he'll kill gays if they approach him; and tamperer won't see jail time after acid in lube attempt.

COMMENTARY

From The Rev. Irene Monroe: Laughing to keep from crying in 'The Scottsboro Boys.'

From Alexandra Bolles of GLAAD: A queer mom of two reflects on family, identity, and Mississippi.

CAUSES

At SDSU, a new program supports LGBTQ commuter students.

ENTERTAINMENT

Babette Schwartz announces return to Urban Mo's for Christmas show.

Our Theater Critic Jean Lowerison reviews "Equivocation;" "Disgraced;" "Laughter On The 23rd Floor;"

Also: Eight-year-old dresses as Hillary, Twitter feed goes wild; this beautiful children's book is exploring queer South Asian themes; OUT Magazine reveals annual 'Out 100' portfolio; West Hollywood's Rhea Litre releases "Lovergirl" cover; Innocent Yelp reviewer ventures into extreme Berlin fetish club for the first time; and Australian 'Bachelor' got a lesbian twist this year.

SOCIAL

HAPPY PRIDE! Here's what to do during Greater Palm Springs Pride this week.

Free bike lights will be given out by San Diego County Bicycle Coalition.

UPCOMING FEATURED EVENTS

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

The Midtown Men at The California Center for the Arts, Escondido

Greater Palm Springs Pride 2016

Desert Heat Palm Springs Pride Weekend: TOURPLAY; HEAT POOL PARTY; STRIPPER CIRCUS; SUNSET TEA DANCE; VIP CLOSING PARTY

Saturday Brunch at Uptown Tavern

Football Sundays at Uptown Tavern

F-Monday It's Sunday Funday at Uptown Tavern

Impulse The Vote - Election Night at Flicks

Nacho Daddy Eating Contest at Baja Betty's