This week's stories from San Diego Gay and Lesbian News.
Locally it was announced this week that Nicole Murray Ramirez gots a day named after him in Massachusetts.
Also SeaWorld was enveloped in controversy as one of its polar bears died after its same-sex partner of 20 years was re-located: PETA says it was "heartbreak.". In Ocean Beach a man threatened to blow up its library. And Mission Hills residents brought up whether or not they should get a historic archway sign into the community.
San Diego's own MiraCosta College is the first in the country to offer transgender students a scholarship opportunity.
National news saw a transgender senior in Indianapolis take home the crown as prom king, and a mysterious cross in NYC was given a pride makeover. Also, in Tennessee, a bill was passed that proposes to have government documents use "natural and ordinary meaning" when it comes to gender identity labels.
The Reverend Irene Monroe weighs in on the mysterious reason why football star Aaron Hernandez used a Bible verse in his suicide note. And author and activist Gabriella van Rij asks what it means to give up one label only to be given another.
Guest columnist Andrew Bidwell says there are "Gut-wrenching truths about gay relationships."
San Diego's own transgender police officer Christine Garcia is the subject of a new documentary.
Our social columnist Jim Winsor serves up what's going on around town this week in Out & About"
And all the craziness of WTF comes to Rich's on Saturday night in their Mile High Party.
Finally, MTV Movie and Music Awards have taken away the gender labels from their performer categories this year.
Also rounding out the week in entertainment news, musician Ja Rule's Fyre Festival in the Bahamas is described as being a "Lord of the Flies" sequel.
FilmOut released their guide to the 19th annual LGBT Film Festival.
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