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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: July 21 - July 27, 2018

Here is everything we covered in SDGLN this week.
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Summer is definitely here and there was plenty to report in the news this week. From a week-long heat wave to an upcoming celebration at Rich's for SDPIX's Sweet 16 to other interesting events locally and from around the world.  


A transgender woman was found dead last week in Orange County, Florida.

Summer is definitely upon us in San Diego as temperatures soared throughout the county this week starting on Monday. 

As the temperatures begin to soar in San Diego this week, it's important to be aware that leaving a pet in a hot car can kill them.

A Chick-fil-A is set to start accepting customers later this week, but its historic anti-LGBT stance may not be as savory as their waffle fries, especially to its next-door neighbor McDonald's

CVS Pharmacy has apologized for the way it treated one of its customers in Arizona this past week. Hilde Hall had just recently been given the go-ahead by her doctor to start her hormone treatment but when she went to pick up her prescription she was met with alleged harassment

Sara Cunningham from Oklahoma says she will be your mother for a day if you want one. 

A European teen was told that he could not perform in drag at his high school and now he's going to set the stage on fire at Europe's largest drag-con, DragWorld UK.  

Two fathers were stabbed by their adoptive son on Tuesday in their Sherman Oaks, Calif., home early Tuesday morning. 

A trans woman of color, Diamond Stephens, was murdered on June 18 in Meridian, Miss., but because she was misgendered and deadnamed in the media, she wasn't identified as trans until Wednesday. 

San Diego lost Reverend David Farrell, an LGBT member, and important faith leader on July 20, 2018. He passed peacefully according to the Metropolitan Community Church of San Diego (MCCSD).

A married lesbian couple has filed a lawsuit against a St. Louis retirement home who they say denied them residency due to their sexual orientation.

Krispy Kreme celebrated its 81st birthday on Friday by giving away a dozen donuts for $1 (with purchase of any other dozen). 

Along with the announcement of CityFest Art and Music Festival 2018, comes some other exciting news that rainbow crosswalks in Hillcrest may soon become a reality.

Representative Jeff Duncan (R-SC) along with House Republicans are leading the charge to ban the flying of rainbow flags at U.S. embassies.


Parent company of Helix Studios (13 Red Media Ltd), known for the hottest models and videos, released the first novel in their new Rise Up series on July 19, 2018. The author, Taylor Saracen and his subject, Helix model Blake Mitchell will attend a book signing in Hillcrest. 


San Diego has been the destination of many LGBT immigrants seeking safety because in their countries being gay or trans can result in harsh punishments including torture and even death. Now you can help with a donation to the Bruce M. Abrams Tortue Survivors Fund. 

The San Diego Pride Parade is the largest single-day civic event in the region and is among the largest in the United States. And this year there was no exception. There is still some swag left for purchase. Proceeds go to fund San Diego Pride's year-round civic engagement, events, and programs.


European drag performer and talk show host Barry Humphries, better known as Dame Edna Everage, caused a stir among trans activists and the LGBT community when he denounced trans people last week, calling them "rat-baggery": an Australian slang term for nonsense

New York City-based drag queen and entrepreneur Biblegirl is none too happy with a promoter who still hasn't paid her for a gig she did for with RuPaul's Drag Race stars.

Hip-hop artist singer and songwriter Wiz Khalifa caught the attention of the internet recently when he appeared on the popular radio show “The Breakfast Club" saying that straight men shouldn't eat bananas whole. 

Anyone who has been a part of the music scene in San Diego for the last twenty years undoubtedly has been to one of Jason Mraz's often impromptu appearances around town. The singer opens up about his sexuality in a recent article. 

Route 66, a National Treasure of the National Trust, winds its way some 2,400 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles. It weaves past small towns, big cities, National Parks, roadside attractions, and also: gay bars.

Joe Phillips is an artist who is based in San Diego and has worked with DCMarvel, and Dark Horse and many more. He recently created an homage to Albert Hirschfeld in time for Comic-Con


SDPIX is celebrating its 16th birthday and they would like for you to join them at Rich's on Saturday, July 28 at 10 pm. 


Sharp HealthCare and the City of San Diego are presenting a free seminar on dual recovery and the challenges of overcoming mental health issues along with alcohol and drug dependency.

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

Free Pizza Fridays at Flicks

Fridays at San Diego Eagle

Hillcrest Town Council's 3rd Annual Summer Social at Brick Bar

Drag Me to Divas at Rich's

Glitz & Glam at Lips

Electro Pop at Rich's

SDPIX 16 Year Anniversary at Rich's

Glitz & Glam at Lips

The Underwear Show at Flicks

Saturdays at the San Diego Eagle

Sunday Dragalicious Gospel Brunch at Lips

Sunday Beer Bust at Flicks

Sundays at The San Diego Eagle

Mondays at San Diego Eagle

Karaoke at Flicks

The Breakthrough Review 2018 at Martinis Above Fourth

Tuesday Special at Crest Cafe

Tuesday All-Day Happy Hour at Flicks

Tuesdays at San Diego Eagle

Turnback Tuesdays at Lips

Karaoke at Flicks

Wednesdays at San Diego Eagle

Bitchy Bingo at Lips

Pictionary Night at #1 Fifth Ave.

Welfare Wednesdays at Flicks

Mischief at Rich's

Thursday Special at Crest Cafe

Thursdays at San Diego Eagle

Dinner with the Divas at Lips

Karaoke Night at #1 Fifth Avenue

Spencer Day in 'Musica Sin Fronteras' at Martinis Above Fourth

Lez at Rich's

Hillcrest CityFest

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