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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Jan. 28 - Feb. 3, 2017

NEWS

The second full week of the Donald Trump presidency has dominated the news just as much as his first: Hundreds at Lindbergh Field rallied in protest of Trump's executive order; a gay Iranian asylumee documents his plight after returning to U.S.; Trump says he will 'protect' LGBT federal employees; Starbucks plans to hire 10,000 refugees and conservatives have called for a boycott; Airbnb CEO offers free housing to displaced immigrants; Ironically, deleting Uber supports Trump; Leaked anti-LGBT executive order allows broad discrimination in the name of religion; 

A San Diego gay couple crushed as agency goes bankrupt during adoption process, reports SDGLN Community Editor Timothy Rawles.

Other news: Female student sexually assaulted at Cal State San Marcos campus Tuesday; England to pardon 100,000 gay men convicted of past same-sex behavior; Texas mayor comes out to community as transgender; violence ravages UC Berkeley campus over LGBT conservative speaker; and Fifth Avenue Books bids adieu to Hillcrest.

COMMENTARY

From Main Street Alliance of San Diego: Trump's Mexican border immigration orders will destroy San Diego's economy.

From Lambda Legal: 'No' to Gorsuch nominiation.

From GLAAD: Mike Pence's RFRA forever damaged my state.

From The Rev. Irene Monroe: The irony behind Trump's travel ban and Holocaust Remembrance Day.

CAUSES

Annual Recovery Ride brings cyclists out in sunny San Diego.

SD Humane Society needs donations: 123 Yorkie-mixes rescued.

ENTERTAINMENT

Jim Winsor's Out & About: Super Bowl Weekend in Hillcrest.

Not to be missed: 'Matilda the Musical' is brilliant!

'Drag Race' news: Lego set proposed to toy manufacturer; Season 9 contestants revealed; and stars from the comeptition roast each other in new show coming to Balboa Theatre.

This week, SDGLN Theater Critic Jean Lowerison reviews: "Bad Jews;" "Good People;" and "Altar Boyz."

HEALTH, WELLNESS & SPORTS

NHL appoints LGBT ambassadors across the league.

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.

Saturday Brunch at Uptown Tavern

Coronation XLV: A Military Affair at The Handlery Hotel

Cardiff Kook Run

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

Superbowl LI at Ubran Mo's

Superbowl 51 at Flicks

Superbowl 51 Sunday at Hillcrest Brewing Company

House Nation Grand Opening at Rich's

Lip Sync War Wednesdays at Uptown Tavern

San Diego Gay Men's Chorus Presents Mood Swings Live: "Shaken Not Stirred" at Martinis Above Fourth

Homosexual Speed Dating with Paris at Urban Mo's

Divas at Rich's

Dragula SuperMonsters Tour at Urban Mo's

Cheap Thrills V-Date at Urban Mo's

David Burnham in 'A Broadway Valentine' at Martinis Above Fourth

Jai Rodriguez in 'As Seen On' at Martinis Above Fourth

Deep Fridays at Brick Bar