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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Feb. 18 - 24, 2017

NEWS

Big news this week: Trump administration says 'no' to trans protections in schools, rescinds Obama's directive. In a video message, Caitlyn Jenner said to Trump: "This is a disaster ... call me." 

JCPenney will close 140 stores.

San Diego/California news: The spectacular 'Tantrums & Tiaras' was a night of over-the-top entertainment; two women sexually assaulted in Pacific Beach; San Diego streetlights will get a high-tech makeover; and bicyclists could roll through stop signs under new CA bill.

Other news: Milo Yiannopoulos book deal pulled after joking about pedophilia; father of ex-gay ministries dies at 87; and liberal Alan Colmes of "Hannity and Colmes" dies at 66.

COMMENTARY

From SDGLN Community Editor Timothy Rawles: Forget Milo, you should be listening to TS Madison.

From The Rev. Irene Monroe: Milo Yiannopoulos's trash talking tanks.

From Jason Amell: A tale of rape, drugs and recovery in San Diego's LGBT community.

CAUSES

More than 140 leading entertainers speak out against anti-LGBTQ bills, support.

Join the biggest Oscar viewing party in San Diego on Feb. 26.

ENTERTAINMENT

Skylar Grey to perform live at "Euphoria" on Feb. 25.

Jim Winsor's Out & About: Mardi Gras in Hillcrest.

Parody site creates world where Clinton won.

Other entertainment newsw: Slick tricks 'Chick-fil-A' into supporting LGBT rights wth ad song; and gay porn gets roasted in hilarious new clip show.

This week, SDGLN Theater Critic Jean Lowerison reviews: "2.5 Minute Ride;" "Well;" and "9 to 5: The Musical."

HEALTH, WELLNESS & SPORTS

Carlsbad High displays "KKK" signage at home game.

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.

Deep Fridays at Brick Bar

Diva's at Rich's

Saturday Brunch at Uptown Tavern

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

Red Carpet Party at True North Tavern

Hillcrest Mardi Gras: Revival Tour

Miss Coco Peru in 'The Taming of the Tension' at Martinis Above Fourth

Mardi Gras at Flicks

Lip Sync War Wednesdays at Uptown Tavern

SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at Porto Vista Hotel

Best Coast Beer Fest at the Embarcadero Marina Park South

David Geist in "Send in the Sounds" at Martinis Above Fourth

FilmOut San Diego Presents: 'Making Love' at Landmark Hillcrest Cinemas