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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Oct. 12 - Oct. 18, 2019

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This week San Diego Gay and Lesbian News explored the new building in Hillcrest called Abpopa. We talked to the owner and architect about this new addition to the skyline and although you can rent the rooms by the day he stops short of calling it a hotel. 

We also continued our coverage of the great men and women who have pioneered change in the community as we celebrate LGBT Pride Month. Our extensive list of profiles are reminders that there are a lot of well-known and not-so-well-known individuals who have made history by giving back to the community in some way. 

Also, check the event listings for our latest edition of "Out & About." There is about a week left until Nightmare on Normal takes over Hillcrest but until then there is still a lot to do including some great Halloween-themed parties. 

All this and much more in this edition of the Weekly Wrap. 


The skyline in the heart of Hillcrest is pretty unremarkable and it has been that way for some time. In fact, there are a lot of people who wish to keep it as low-key as possible objecting to projects that go over a certain height of say, a palm tree. But that all changed last month when the Abpopa opened, and many people wonder what exactly it is. The owner says it's many things, but don't call it a hotel.

Tween drag superstar Desmond is Amazing took to social media and YouTube on Saturday to describe what it was like to be attacked on a New York subway. The young entertainer was with his mother and says they had just got finished with a movie shoot and decided to take the subway home. As they made their way out of the station, things got very scary. 


October is LGBT History Month, celebrated annually to recognize the notable achievements of LGBT people throughout time. San Diego Gay and Lesbian News is featuring the men and women who have been at the forefront of LGBT rights, whether it be in politics, entertainment or social activism. Pete ButtigiegEliza ByardBrandi Carlile, and Jewelle Gomez to name a few. Click HERE for a full list of profiles. 


The Golden Girls house might be next on the list of television restorations.  If you haven't seen the recently-wrapped HGTV show A Very Brady Renovation then you don't know that Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott took the iconic Brady Bunch house and turned it into an exact replica of what viewers saw on television.


Out & About. Nightmare on Normal Street is just over a  week away, and as you gear up to take part in that, have a look at what this week has to offer including the debut of DJ Dirty Kurty at Overdrive. Kurty is one of the most sought-after DJs in the local circuit and together with Overdrive it's certainly going to be a night to remember. This week's "Out & About" features Overdrive and a whole calendar full of events that are going to make your upcoming week a lot more fun. 

Hillcrest's haunted Halloween dance party and costume competition is back for 2019 and the talent they have lined up is scary good. Here is what and who to expect


OVERDRIVE is excited to announce another headlining debut that has been a long time coming, this time of San Diego’s favorite local phenom, DJ Dirty Kurty!

Farming is a lot of hard work and Rodney Kawano is grateful for his success. ProduceGood and our receiving agencies are fortunate that Rodney is happy when giving and sharing his bounty with others. Here is his story.


Alice Joyce “Joy” Galloway, 89, passed away peacefully on October 6th, 2019, in hospice in San Diego. She was born October 29th, 1929, in San Diego to Frederick Francis Swyers and Sylvia Mae Hobbs. Read her obituary HERE


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

Tongues Untied: 30th Anniversary Screening

Halloween Party at the San Diego Eagle

Joe Letzkus' 80th Birthday Bash at Flicks

Bears San Diego 25th Anniversary at Rich's

Techniche X Overdrive at Spin Nightclub

The Rocky Horror Pictionary Night at #1 Fifth Avenue

Victory Celebration Concert & Big Bear BBQ at the Merrow

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