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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: April 29 - May 5, 2017

Here are the top stories San Diego Gay and Lesbian News covered this week.

NEWS

On Sunday, April 30, the upscale community of  La Jolla was reeling with shock as a resident from an apartment complex opened fire on party goers celebrating a birthday party. Six people were injured, one died and police shot and killed suspect Peter Selis who appeared "relaxed" as he went on the shooting spree. Mother of three Monique Clark was killed by the shooter; prayer vigils were held for her on Wednesday.

San Diego Pride announced that 90's girl group En Vogue would be the headline entertainment for Pride 2017. 

Internationally, eight men were arrested in Indonesia after law enforcement raided a "Gay Party," while in Chechnya young gay people take refuge and give reports of torture by their government, including claiming that Chechen authorities instruct parents to kill their gay kids

Also on Wednesday people were warned of a dangerous phishing virus which used Google docs as a Trojan Horse to gain access to users entire contacts list. 

Big news from the White House Rode garden on Thursday as President Trump signed an executive order to allow religious institutions to become more political which concerned the LGBT community, fearing the proclamation would soon infringe upon their rights. 

COMMENTARY

University Avenue Pipeline project pushes forward next week. Some areas around Hillcrest will have no water throughout the night.

CAUSES

It was announced that San Diego police officers Daniel Meyer and Christine Garcia will be honored at Harvey Milk Diversity breakfast on May 19, and nationally men donned tutus in response to a Wyoming Senator's comments implying gay men deserve to be beaten up based on what clothes they wear. 

ENTERTAINMENT

Jim Winsor's "Out & About" lists everything there is to do in Hillcrest for Cinco De Mayo, including at Porto Vista Hotel for Top of the Bay featuring DJ Tristan Jaxx. 

It was announced that TV sitcom "Roseanne" will return for eight episodes after producers decide on a venue, and stand-up comedian Sampson McCormick gets called out off-stage by a trans man who gives gives him notes about his "offensive" jokes.

Ja Rule's very high-end exclusive and luxurious music festival turns out to be a disaster. 

Our theater critic Jean Lowerison gives her feedback about "Silent Sky" playing at the Lamb’s Players Theatre through May 28.

SOCIAL

Locally summer has officially started as "Heat Sunday Pool Party" kicks off the season at the Lafayette Hotel on Sunday, May 7, and in Nevada, organizers for Matinee Las Vegas are expecting record-breaking attendance,

As summer starts, LGBT seniors at SDSU are ending their time there with a special graduation ceremony

Activist and local socialite Benny Cartwright celebrates his  birthday at Babycakes while San Diego Pride and the Hillcrest Business Association work together on the Pride Block Party and the Spirit of Stonewall Rally. On another note, early bird VIP tickets to San Diego Pride have sold out, but there are other options available. 

HEALTH, WELLNESS & SPORTS

Out and proud former rugby star, Sam Stanley, anonced over social media that he is now engaged to his partner of seven years Laurence Hicks.

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.

White Party Palm Springs

Fiesta Del Cinco de Mayo at Urban Mo's 

Happy Birthday Benny Cartwright at Babycakes

SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at Porto Vista Hotel

RuPaul’s Drag Race Viewing Party - season 9 at Urban Mo’s

Divas Welcomes the Other Tyra: Tyra Sanchez at Rich’s

Cinco de Mayo at Gossip Grill

Cinco de Mayo at #1 Fifth Avenue

White Party Palm Springs Splash: Addicted to Boys Pool Party

White Party Palm Springs

Paint and Sip Fundraiser benefiting the Center at Brick Bar

The San Diego Women’s Chorus presents Reflections

Free Community showing of Moonlight at The Jacobs Center

The Pink Party with TS Madison at Rich's

White Party Palm Springs

The Heat Sunday Pool Party at the Lafayette Hotel 

F-Monday it's Sunday Funday at Uptown Tavern

 David Hernandez in Soul Sessions Unplugged at Martinis Above Fourth

The San Diego Women's Chorus Tresents Reflections: Looking Back on Our First 30 Years at UCC

White Party Palm Springs

The #1 Comedy Show at #1 Fifth Avenue

SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel

26th Annual Mama's Day at Hyatt Regency La Jolla

RuPaul’s Drag Race Viewing Party - season 9 at Urban Mo’s

Cabaret Drag Brunch at Gossip Grill

Mother's Day Drag Brunch at Gossip Grill

F-Monday it's Sunday Funday at Uptown Tavern

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