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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: May 20 - May 26, 2017


Tragedy struck Manchester England when a bomb was detonated at an Ariana Grande concert, killing 22 people. Investigators are calling it a terrorist attack.

A Durham Pride Beyonce tribute act is having to defend herself after being accused of racism for darkening her face to look like the ex-Destiny's Child singer. 

Gay dads were allegedly refused the family boarding option on Southwest Airlines because, according to one of the parents, the employee was discriminatory. 

In other airline news another gay family was questioned after a United flight attendant thought that a father had his hand and arm "too close" to his young son's genitals

Back in Europe, a French TV host pranked unsuspecting hook-up app users, embarrassing them in front of hundreds-of-thousands of viewers: big businesses removed advertising from show as a result. 

Locally, Hillcrest restaurants are cracking down on service dog frauds.

On the coast, a huge section of California's highway 1 is closed because of a massive landslide.

Ice cream company Ben and Jerry's is taking a stand against discrimination and not allowing customers to have two scoops of the same flavored ice cream in Australia which currently bans same-sex marriage. And a huge Chinese gaming company has bought meet-up app Grindr for $152 million. 

In politics, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos implies that schools can discriminate against LGBT folks when asking for federal funds 


One person remembers the life and activism a young Palestinian living in San Diego who died last month.

We give our opinion on the new trend of rompers for him, including an event at Uptown Tavern celebrating the fashion choice. 


The annual Mama's Day sampling event raises $178,900 to help HIV/AIDS and cancer patients get meals.

The legendary Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz talks to San Diego Gay and Lesbian News about his inspiration for contributing to "Tyler's Suite" which will be performed by the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus' Chorale Chamber at Lincoln Center next month. 


Out in the Vineyard's Gay Wine Weekend is a wonderful travel destination for those who love Northern California and all that it offers. 

The ever-energetic music and dance party Euphoria featuring Neon Hitch and Nytrix takes over Rich's this weekend and you won't want to miss it. Meanwhile, Our social columnist Jim Winsor gives you all the details on what to do around Hillcrest this Memorial Day weekend in Out and About. 

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the movie "Titanic" Celine Dion sings "My Heart Will Go On" at the Billboard Music Awards.

Some people were not happy with a gay adult movie which used the ancient Australian instrument called a didgeridoo as a sex toy in one scene. 

San Diego Gay and Lesbian News talked to the latest queen to sashay away from RuPaul's Drag Race. And Jean Lowerison was busy at the theater this week. She reviews "Archduke," "The Old Man and the Old Moon," and "Having Our Say."

An adorable trailer for an animated short called "In a Heartbeat" went viral about a little boy who has a crush on the most popular boy in school.


LGBT activist and politician Harvey Milk would have been 87-years-old this week. His legacy lives on in San Diego

Jeff Jackson of Flicks celebrates his birthday this month, Hale Media wishes him continued success as a member of the Hillcrest community. 

Give us a news tip and if we use it, you get $20 towards a meal at Crest Cafe. 


Two years ago SDGLN told you about a Kickstarter campaign for Pride Tape to use on hockey sticks. That invention has taken home the Clio Award for Social Good


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 Welcomes Chi Chi DeVayne at Rich's 

SDPIX Presents Euphoria with Neon Hitch at Rich's

Uptown Romphim Party at Uptown Tavern

SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel

Divas Welcomes Dragula Winner Vander Von Odd at Rich's

Uptown After Dark Memorial Weekend Edition at Uptown Tavern

SDPIX Presents Euphoria with Neon Hitch at Rich's

Memorial Weekend Sinful Sunday Brunch at Gossip Grill

F-Monday It's Sunday Funday at Uptown Tavern

The Skivvies in High And Dry with Special Guests Tori Roze

Donna McKechnie in Same Place, Another Time at Martinis Above Fourth

SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel

Glam-A-Thon After Party: Glamazon at Rich's

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon & 1/2 San Diego

Rehab: Day & Pool Party at The Lafayette Hotel

 F-Monday It's Sunday Funday at Uptown Tavern

Red Dress Party San Diego 2017 Launch Party at Urban Mo'

The Kinsey Sicks in "Things You Shouldn't Say" at Martinis Above Fourth

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