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The top 10 songs for the week ending May 17. (The number on the left is this week's ranking and the number on the right is last week's ranking.)
1 2 Can't Hold Us - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton
2 1 Just Give Me A Reason - P!nk Featuring Nate Ruess
3 4 Get Lucky - Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell Williams
4 -- Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell
5 7 Come & Get It - Selena Gomez
6 3 Mirrors - Justin Timberlake
7 5 Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
8 8 I Love It - Icona Pop Featuring Charli XCX
9 6 When I Was Your Man - Bruno Mars
10 9 Stay - Rihanna Featuring Mikky Ekko
THE TOP 10
The Neilson Ratings Top 25 television programs on broadcast TV for the week ending May 12.
1 NCIS CBS
2 Big Bang Theory CBS 16304
3 NCIS: Los Angeles CBS
4 Person Of Interest CBS
5 Dancing with the Stars ABC
6 Two and a Half Men CBS
7 The Voice NBC
8 American Idol-Thursday FOX
9 The Voice Tuesday NBC
10 American Idol-Wednesday FOX
11 Castle ABC
12 Dancing with the Stars Results ABC
13 Blue Bloods CBS
14 60 Minutes CBS
15 Survivor CBS
16 Criminal Minds CBS
17 CSI CBS
18 Survivor CBS
19 Elementary CBS
20 Modern Family ABC
21 Grey's Anatomy ABC
22 The Voice NBC
23 Scandal ABC
24 Body Of Proof ABC
25 Survivor Reunion CBS
Pride Houston 2013 Grand Marshals Announced
The Community has spoken and the amazing individuals you have selected have been announced. The 2013 Grand Marshals of the Houston LGBT Pride Celebration are: Female Grand Marshal: Robin Brown (above); Male Grand Marshal: John Nechman (above); Ally Grand Marshal: Januari Leo; Honorary Grand Marshals: Frank Billingsley; Celebrity Grand Marshals: Jaymes & James.
Russian Gay Man's Death Fuels Fears Of Rising Homophobia
A 23-year-old man has been tortured to death in Russia in an apparent homophobic attack, investigators said Sunday, amid growing fears by rights groups that anti-gay sentiments are on the rise in the country.
‘Take Back The Night’ Rally Planned In Response To Recent Hate Crimes
In response to the recent violent anti-gay attacks, Queer Rising, a grass roots organization focused on creating full equality for queer people through nonviolent action, is hosting a ‘Take Back The Night’ rally this Thursday.
School District Refuses To Call Transgender Student By Male Name At HS Graduation
Because clearly the school district has nothing better to do than regulate a legal adult's self-identification, the Red Lion Area School District in Pennsylvania is refusing to call a transgender student by his chosen name at his high school graduation.
Local 2 Investigates: Taxpayers foot bill for Astrodome
The eighth wonder of the world may be empty and unusable, but it is certainly not free to taxpayers. As we hit another year with no decision as to what to do with the Astrodome, Local 2 Investigates obtained a breakdown of exactly what taxpayers are spending on what essentially become a vacant building.
Minnesota Legalizes Gay Marriage: Gov. Signs Bill Into Law
Minnesota officially became the 12th U.S. state to approve same-sex marriage May 14 when Gov. Mark Dayton appeared before a jubilant crowd to sign a marriage equality bill into law. Full story>>>
Texas Judge Forbids Lesbian Woman From Living With Her Partner
Carolyn Compton is in a three year-old relationship with a woman. According to Compton’s partner Page Price, Compton’s ex-husband rarely sees their two children and was also once charged with stalking Compton, a felony, although he eventually plead to a misdemeanor charge of criminal trespassing. And yet, thanks to a Texas judge, Compton could lose custody of her children because she has the audacity to live with the woman she loves. Full story>>>
Annise Parker: The Modern American Boomtown
Houston's mayor—an openly gay Democrat friendly to business—talks about why her city is the country's fastest growing and most diverse.
'Redneck white city down in Texas."
That's how Houston Mayor Annise Parker sums up the caricature of her town, and she wants everyone to know it's bunkum. Houston is "a really cool city," she says. "Open and entrepreneurial and welcoming." It's also booming.
The mayor herself is a walking testament to the cosmopolitan contrarian reality of modern Houston. Annise Parker is a Democrat in a deep-red state, the first openly gay mayor of a major American city. She's a social liberal who's also a former oil-industry executive with a pro-business attitude running what may be the nation's least-regulated metropolis.
From sold out shows in Europe and Australia, International Air Hostess and comedian Pam Ann landed at Victory Park Wednesday morning to assist the Daybreak team with the morning broadcast. In addition to helping Greg Fields with weather, Pam Ann got a little frisky with Jason Wheeler.
Tickets for Pam Ann's Sunday show at the Majestic Theatre are available at reactionshows.com or call (760) 322-3554.
Another gay wedding, another cake denied
But when the couple went to find a baker for their wedding cake, they were turned away because they are lesbians.
Male rape survivors tackle military assault in tough-guy culture
Male rape survivors are stepping forward to remind officials that men are targeted more often than women inside a tough-guy culture that, they say, routinely deems male victims as “liars and trouble makers.”