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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Oct. 13 - Oct. 19, 2018

Here is everything we covered in SDGLN this week.

Here are all the stories that we covered this week at San Diego Gay and Lesbian News.

NEWS

An openly gay Redwood City Council candidate, Jason Galisatus, is not being deterred by what appears to be homophobic hate speech he found spray painted on a fence in front of his apartment on Thursday, Oct. 11. Police are investigating the vandalism as a hate crime. 

An Orange County, CA., gay high-schooler asked his straight best friend to homecoming and their story has spread across the internet.  Alexander Duarte, 17, goes to Santa Ana Valley High School and had been planning on asking his best friend Erick Pineda to the homecoming dance, and that is exactly what he did

For a few male guests at a Halloween haunt in Ohio, things got too extreme after one of the actors allegedly simulated rape on them.

COMMENTARY

Here is a special message about voter participation from the Executive Director of Pride Fernando Z. López.

Students from middle school through college have the unique opportunity to creatively use digital media to help document the often-untold stories of the LGBTQ+ community and their history, culture and contributions.

CAUSES

As we acknowledge the 20th anniversary of the passing of Matthew Shepard this year, his parents Judy and Dennis are donating some of his personal items to the Smithsonian. The National Museum of American History will receive the items on Thursday, Oct. 25. Mathew Shepard died due to severe injuries he sustained during a vicious attack in October 1998 in Laramie, Wyoming.

Those sexy firefighters from the land down under are back with new editions of their popular calendar for 2019. The hunky heroes normally release their Dog, Animal, and Hot Firefighter calendars each year, but 2019 is also their year of the cat. 

Every year on the third Thursday in October people put on purple in observance of Spirit Day, an anti-LGBTQ bullying campaign and united show of support for LGBTQ young people.

Pop singer and actor Troye Sivan got together with the creative team behind "Boy Erased" to offer a special video message on Spirit Day. 

ENTERTAINMENT

Actress Mira Sorvino says she would do a Romy and Michele reunion movie if the opportunity presented itself. 

Funko collectibles, based right here in San Diego, might usually be known for its sci-fi or horror vinyl figurines but they recently poured a bit of nostalgia into their brand by introducing cereals to their lineup. This week it was the limited edition Golden Girls

None can make the unique claim Burger King does, that their new Halloween burger will actually give you actual nightmares.

Bryan Singer, director of the upcoming bio-pic Bohemian Rhapsody about the life and times of Freddie Mercury, posted on Instagram this week that Esquire Magazine is about to publish a hit piece on him.

Just in time for Halloween, FilmOut is presented the time-honored and seasonal classic "The Craft" at the Landmark Theatre on the big screen in Hillcrest Wednesday, Oct. 17.   

The entertainment industry has made good use of the phrase "everything old is new again" with its recent slew of revitalized situational comedies. From Will & Grace to Rosanne and even One Day a Time, comedies are rising from the dead to become successful second-comings. Now it's the 70's sitcom "Alice" that's being shopped for resurrection. 

Here is Timothy Rawles' review of Netflix's "The Haunting of Hill House."

Our theater critic reviews ”Guadalupe in the Guest Room” and “Persuasion"

SOCIAL

Other than Pride month, October is the second busiest time of the year in Hillcrest so get ready to have some spooky-good fun because Rich's Halloween MASSIVE is back! This event is on Saturday, Oct. 27. and is presented by SDPIX

In honor of LGBT+ History Month, Thomas Cook Airlines conducted some research over the summer and created an interactive love map based on their findings. One of the latest additions to the timeline is India's recent decriminalizing of homosexuality

One of the things that makes Halloween night fun for adults in Hillcrest is taking part in some of the social parties and events happening around the community. This year there will be a free shuttle service to take you around the neighborhood. 

HEALTH WELLNESS AND SPORTS

The all women's Rebelle Rally challenge is heading into San Diego for its final stop.

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

Overdrive at Spin Nightclub

Stripper Circus at Rich's

Troye Sivan: The Bloom Tour with special guest Kim Petras

Hal Sparks: Live! in San Diego at Martinis Above Fourth

Top of the Bay Royal Halloween Party at the Porto Vista Hotel

Nightmare on Normal Street

Halloween Massive at Rich's

Palm Springs Pride

Alec Mapa's Holiday Cocktail Party at Martinis Above Fourth

LGBT Veterans Wall of Honor 2018 Induction Ceremony at the LGBT Community Center

Bonnie Kilroe in 'The Cher Show' at Martinis Above Fourth

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