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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: July 14 - July 20, 2018

Here is everything we covered in SDGLN this week.

NEWS

The San Diego LGBT community was on high alert this week when a story surfaced of not only a post-Pride bashing in Hillcrest but one that involved multiple “skinheads” against someone who they perceived to be a gay man. Police investigated and gave us their report. 

While President Trump remained silent this year in announcing June as Pride month, California legislation was working hard to make it official in the state. California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill on Monday that establishes June as Pride month, reportedly the first such official ordinance of any state in the nation.

A small gang of scooter riders left one man in Hillcrest with cuts, bruises, and an injured eye after they attacked him at the Whole Foods on University Avenue.

A college student in San Francisco died on July 2 and his parents refused to pay for his funeral according to a GoFundMe page. But the LGBT community has raised enough to cover the costs.

Years of debate may have come to an end over short-term rentals in San Diego. The City Council, using Mayor Faulconer's input voted to establish new regulations for short-term residential occupancy (STRO) programs such as Airbnb. These new rules include upholding strong code enforcement and preserving the quality of life in San Diego’s neighborhoods.

Another queer public Facebook group has decided that they will discriminate against potential members, this time it’s trans men.

For the first time ever a section of Harbor Drive in front of the San Diego Convention Center will be closed to public traffic, including skateboards and scooters.

As much as people support the rainbow crosswalks that have been painted in intersections all over the world, there are some who aren't so happy with the installations. Take for instance this man who spit on it while crossing the street. 

You won't be able to grab French onion soup or turkey sandwiches at Panera Bread in Hillcrest anymore, it closed for good.

Early numbers are already showing that San Diego Pride 2018 may be breaking records. Pride Executive Director Fernando Lopez said on Saturday the number of festivalgoers was quickly approaching those of 2013's event which was also the same year marriage equality was made legal in California.

Social media has captured yet another display of alleged racism in a public space, this time coming from a CVS pharmacy in Chicago over the past weekend. On the video the CVS manager is seen shaking as he puts a call through to local police after Camilla Hudson reportedly tried to use a phony coupon. 

This past Friday at the Alameda Ducal Council annual coronation, Queen Mother of the America’s Nicole Murray-Ramirez presented Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff and Emeryville Mayor John Bauters with the International Jose Julio Sarria Civil Rights award.

The LGBT community is very protective of their spaces, especially when straight people decide to use them as venues for bachelorette parties or alternates to straight clubs. So when one lady inquired whether her bachelorette party would be safe from HIV at a gay club in Manila, the bar clapped back, hard.  

After serving California-French cuisine for just over two years, the owners of Pardon My French Bar & Kitchen have announced their doors are closed permanently

In a decision on Friday at the Episcopal General Convention, a resolution passed that allows the right for same-sex couples to marry in all dioceses even if a local bishops objects. 

COMMENTARY

Papa Johns is the latest to use the n-word and then apologize. Because  John Schnatter known as Papa John blurted out the n-word during a crisis communication training session over the phone--and not in the face of an African American--he argues his use of the word doesn’t constitute as a “slur.” Rev. Irene Monroe gives her take on this situation

On Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied yet another attempt by the Trump Administration to implement its discriminatory plan to ban transgender people from serving openly in the U.S. Armed Services.

CAUSES

Kiehl’s LifeRide for amfAR is heading into its 9th annual charitable celebrity motorcycle ride which will see riders make their way down the Southern California Coast eventually pulling into San Diego on Friday, August 10.

ENTERTAINMENT

Our theater critic Jean Lowerison reviews: "Queens," and "Xanadu."

Just in time for San Diego Comic-Con, the X-Men universe has revealed a new twist in relationships, this one between two of its male heroes.

If you happen to be at Comic-Con this weekend, go say hello to Dorothy, Blanche, Rose, and Sophia if you get a chance. Actually, they are in a display case and are the scaled-down versions made by collectible toy company Neca. 

SOCIAL

If you saw an exhausted but enthusiastic person picking up garbage around Hillcrest today, hopefully, you acknowledged them or said: "Thank you." These are the volunteers who despite partaking in the weekend festivities themselves got up early Monday morning to walk the neighborhood armed with rubber gloves and garbage bags to pick up after thousands of people.

HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND SPORTS

A promising freshman athlete at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo lost his wrestling scholarship after he was captured on camera yelling a homophobic slur at a counter-rally against people protesting immigration tactics that separated children from their parents. 

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? See our list of featured events below, and click HERE for a complete list of events.

UPCOMING FEATURED EVENTS

SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel

Free Pizza Fridays at Flicks

Fridays at San Diego Eagle

Glitz & Glam at Lips

OTAKU Anime Party at Rich's

Hillcrest Classic Car Show

Glitz & Glam at Lips

The Underwear Show at Flicks

Saturdays at the San Diego Eagle

Agents of P.I.G.S: A Cosplay Fetish Party at the San Diego Eagle

Heroes vs Villains Comic Con Party at Rich's

Taboo - The Forbidden Show at Lips

Stripper Circus at Rich's

Sunday Dragalicious Gospel Brunch at Lips

Sunday Beer Bust at Flicks

Sundays at The San Diego Eagle

Karaoke at Flicks

Mondays at San Diego Eagle

Karaoke at Flicks

Pam Ann in 'Come Fly with Me' at Martinis Above Fourth

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