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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: May 27 - June, 2 2017

This week's stories from San Diego Gay and Lesbian News.

NEWS

 A homeless man dies earlier this week resulting from stabs wounds he received by a man in North Park.

People are getting annoyed at the Pipeline Project in Hillcrest where pipes sticking out of construction sites causing flat tires

A woman claims that she married the Santa Fe Depot station downtown. She says she is not mentally ill and is having an Objectum sexuality.

Realizing she had gone too far with an art project in which she held up a bloody prop of Donald Trump's head, Kathy Griffin apologizes, but still gets fired from CNN

COMMENTARY

 The California Democratic Party has sunk to low levels, using a homophobic smear campaign against Carl DeMaio using debunked and false aspersions on flyers about a 2014 sexual harassment case. 

CAUSES

The Red Dress Party San Diego 2017 Launch Party is a great way to plan ahead for the official event coming in September. Organizers promise some surprises at this fun Launch. 

ENTERTAINMENT

As we told you before, comedienne Kathy Griffin created not only a social media firestorm, but caught the attention of the U.S. Secret Service when graphic photos were released of her holding up a prop of Donald Trump's severed head.

As summer begins so too does poolside parties and rooftop social get-togethers. Jim Winsor has all the details in "Out & About."

FilmOut has quite a lineup for their 2017 San Diego LGBT Film Festival this year. Opening the festival is "A very Sordid Wedding," a sequel to the 2000 "Sordid Lives"; here's our review. We also review the wonderfully uplifting "Handsome Devil" also playing at the festival, about being gay in a boarding school known for its rugby all stars. 

Meet painter Sergio Cabrera, who puts every emotion he has into creating wonderful pop culture paintings

Out theater critic Jean Lowerison went reviewed several plays this week: "Gidion's Knot," "Shockheaded Peter," "The Revolutionists," and "Escape to Margaritaville."

 Busalacchi’s A Modo Mio at 3707 Fifth Avenue closed for good in Hillcrest this week. The owners are going to concentrate on their other restaurants in Little Italy. 

Mainly Mozart kicks off this week with a nearly month long city-wide celebration of classical music and activities. 

SOCIAL

 San Diego Gay and Lesbian News and Hale Media took pause too recognize the fallen veterans both gay and straight who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. 

HEALTH, WELLNESS & SPORTS

Los Angeles health care officials issued a high-level alert because of a large increase in the diagnosis of mumps in men who have sex with men (MSM). 

San Diego Gay and Lesbian News' own fitness expert Grant Foreman dicusses the 5 things that can really hinder your fitness goals. 

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.

SDPIX presents Top of the Bay with DJ Dirty Kurty

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

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

The Shower of Stoles at Community Congregational Church of Pacific Beach

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's

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

House Nation at Rich's

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

Next Top DJ at Uptown Tavern

SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel

FilmOut: Special Advance Opening Night Sneak Preview of A Very Sordid Wedding at The Observatory

FilmOut San Diego's 19th Annual LGBT Film Festival at The Observatory

Divas Welcomes Sonique + Robert Rodriguez's Birthday Celebration

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