This week's top stories include the election of Donald Trump as US President and its aftermath; and the importance of self-care and entertainment in trying times.
Well, the long and divisive Presidential Election is over and we now know that Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States. In the days leading up to Election Day, there was lots of news from both sides, including a trans woman who said her truck was burned and tagged "Trump;" and a man who proposed to his boyfriend at a Clinton rally.
Now, the aftermath of President-Elect Trump has begun: Social media users mass e-purge friends, family who voted for Trump; UC San Diego becomes one of many anti-Trump protest sites; Anti-Defamation League concerned over San Diego campus hate crimes; and Tweets show jarring racism, homophobia 24-hours after Trump's win. The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has released their agenda under Trump rule; and Trump appoints anti-LGBT conservatives to his transition team. A New York Times poll reveals 14% of LGBT voters supported Trump.
In other news, the City of Orlando buys 'Pulse' nightclub site and will make it a permanent memorial, reports SDGLN Community Editor Timothy Rawles.
Nicole Murray-Ramirez given 'Lifetime Achievement Award' by human rights group.
2016 Red Dress Party San Diego a 'complete success,' organizers say.
Entertainment in HIllcrest is now more important than ever, writes Rawles. On that note, Jim Winsor has the lowdown on fun things to do around the neighborhood this weekend, in his Out & About column.
Lady Gaga takes a stoic stand at Trump Tower.
Pansexual pop diva Aston releases first dance video, 'Circles.'
In other election-related news, California voters said 'no' to condoms in adult films.
Sycuan Casino books SDGMC's 'Jingle' for one night only.
HEALTH, WELLNESS, & SPORTS
Cleaning house: Clearing negative energy from your home.
Planes, trains and automobiles: Eating healthy on the go.
Trans Lifeline reports 8 deaths since Nov. 8.
Boston sports writer Alex Reimer comes out on radio show.
UPCOMING FEATURED EVENTS
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TONIGHT: DIVAS at Rich's