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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: June 3 - June, 9 2017

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

NEWS

On Monday morning Orlando was the site of another a shooter resulting in causalities nearly a year after the Pulse nightclub massacre. 

Locally, the shuttered Palomar Card Room has become a place for homelessness and garbage

In Illinois, an 8-year-old soccer player has her team disqualified after organizers of the tournament claim she is a boy

Just days before the Equality March on Washington, President Trump addresses the "Road to Majority" conference for religious leaders. 

On Wednesday night a rivalry between hip hop artists turned violent during a North Park concert resulting in one person getting stabbed. 

The Hillcrest 111 building gets approved by the Uptown Planners in Hillcrest after they make changes to the blueprints.

Also last week Leo Varadkar the 38-years-old out gay politician is poised to become Ireland's Prime Minister

A republican gay man in Charlotte N.C., was denied a float in the Pride parade because of his political affiliation. 

Also San Diego gets $6 million from the state to help ease the homeless problems throughout out the city and county. 

COMMENTARY

We told you last week that Democrats are using extreme right tactics in their efforts to thwart Carl DeMaio's signature gathering efforts to recall California Sen. Josh Newman. Not only are they handing out flyers alluding to false claims, but video also captures them handing out the leaflets knowing the verbiage against DeMaio is a based on falsities

San Diego City Commissioner Dion Brown welcomes new Pride Executive Director Eric Heinritz to San Diego in an open letter

Reverend Irene Monroe talks about how much more the LGBT community needs to do in their efforts of inclusion. 

And Amit Paley becomes Trevor Projects' next Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

 CAUSES

Aerial acrobat Travis Ti is flying high above the stage to bring awareness to refugees who are displaced. The show is called "Specific Gravity." 

Cities all across America will take part in the March on Washington, San Diego included: here are the details for that march. 

 ENTERTAINMENT

"Out & About" is packed with fun things to do around San Diego this week, including the San Diego LGBT Film Festival, The Equality March and a special birthday celebration from the Divas at Rich's featuring Sonique. 

Speaking of the Film Festival this is the first year organizers added a horror short track: these five short films should not be missed. 

Catch Kathy Kosins at Martinis Above Fourth for a special night of jazz, and get two tickets for the price of one at check out. 

Our theater critic Jean Lowerison was busy at shows around San Diego this week taking in “Imaginary Invalid” "Damn Yankees," "The Spitfire Grill: The Musical," and "Loves and Hours."

During Pride Month one writer notices that his love of horror movies are missing relatable gay characters if they contain any at all.

A web evangelist is outraged at McDonalds new fry boxes that celebrate Pride with rainbow decor. 

At Martinis Above Fourth, get to know Trixie Mattel in her "Ages 3+ Up" one-woman show. We talked to the Drag Race legend about what people can expect. 

SOCIAL

Out social columnist Jinx Mirage walks you through his past weekend of fun by the pool and other activities in Hillcrest. 

June begins LGBT Pride Month, a declaration that goes all the way back to President Bill Clinton, but ended with Donald Trump. 

LE Parties is throwing a great musical event called "Intensity" in Nevada which leads into the EDC Las Vegas music event and it's going to be the party of a lifetime. 

 HEALTH, WELLNESS & SPORTS

WWE champion Dave Bautista of the Guardians of the Galaxy movies has a few choice words for homophobes. 

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.

Next Top DJ at Uptown Tavern: DJ Cultos Supreme vs DJ Heab

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

6th Annual YPC Academy Graduation & Champagne Brunch at Martinis Above Fourth

The Best of LGBT Shorts at FilmOut's 19th LGBT Film Festival

Pushing Dead at FilmOut San Diego's 19th LGBT Film Festival

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

F-Monday It's Sunday Funday at Uptown Tavern

FilmOut San Diego's Closing Night Film & Party at The Observatory North Park

Trixie Mattel in Ages 3+ Up at Martinis Above Fourth

Next Top DJ at Uptown Tavern

Leigh Scarritt Productions Presents Stars of the Future at Martinis Above Fourth

Brad Loekle and Julie Goldman in Gaylarious at Martinis Above Fourth

Gaylarious! San Diego Edition at Martinis Above Fourth

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