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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Dec. 3 - 9, 2016

Check out our weekly digest of all the stories that made it onto SDGLN's pages!

NEWS

Todd Gloria, who was elected to the San Diego City Council in 2008, has moved on to bigger things. He was sworn in as California State Assemblymember earlier this week. Chris Ward will take over Gloria's city council seat on Monday.

Some in San Diego's LGBT community are concerned about a couple of things: Another conservative Christian billboard has appeared over Hillcrest; and a large gay conversion therapy conference is coming to San Diego. By the way, loopholes in California's conversion therapy law are sizable.

Some good local news: San Diego Pride will give $80,000 to LGBT serving non-profit organizations.

Three trans women identified as victims of Oakland fire.

Presidential transition news: Trump says Obama helped him with cabinet appointees; and climate change skeptic, Scott Pruitt, to head to EPA.

In other news: Walmart settles class action suit over same-sex married employees; Governor Pat McCrory concedes to Roy Cooper in North Carolina; religious business owners sue- they don't want to film gay weddings; an Arkansas judge rules birth certificates can only name biological parents; and The National LGBTQ Task Force releases a report on the transgender community that has some devastating data.

COMMENTARY

The San Diego Pride Board of Directors has released a statement.

From The Rev. Irene Monroe: A congresswoman's public forum on how to survive a Trump presidency.

ENTERTAINMENT

Check out Jim Winsor's most recent "Out & About" column for all the fun around town this weekend!

Some holiday fun in San Diego: "The Nutcracker" at the Spreckels Theatre; "Auntie Mame" on the big screen; and celebrate New Year's Eve at The Porto Vista Hotel. 

SDGLN Community Editor Timothy Rawles interviews Yvette Cason of 'Dreamgirls,' who discusses kids, career, and doing Panto theater in San Diego.

Other Entertainment news: Billboard's 'Woman of the Year' Madonna says "women hate women;" and super comic book clerk helps distraught gay teen shopper in an amazing way.

This week, SDGLN's Theater Critic Jean Lowerison reviews: "Seven Spots On The Sun;" and "The Mystery of Love and Sex."

SOCIAL

Picture perfect: SDPIX has new way to share San Diego's LGBT life.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for displaced resident Jason Blair after Hillcrest fire.

HEALTH, WELLNESS & SPORTS

Grant Foreman Fitness: Enabling lessons from 'My 600-lb Life.'

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

Divas at Rich's

City Ballet presents "The Nutcracker"

Saturday Brunch at Uptown Tavern

Straight Talk with Ross Matthews at Urban Mo's

Hillcrest SantaCon starting at Flicks

Eden Winter White Party and Toy Drive at Gossip Grill

Football Sundays at Uptown Tavern

F-Monday, It's Sunday! at Uptown Tavern

Bitchy Bingo with Ross Matthews at Gossip Grill

A Gay Ol' Christmas at Uptown Tavern

FilmOut San Diego presents 'Auntie Mame' 

A Very Babette Christmas at Urban Mo's

A Flicksmas Party at Flicks

Overdrive at Spin Nightclub