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The top 10 pop songs for the week of April 17. The number to the right is last week's ranking. 

1    2    All Of Me -  John Legend
2    1    Happy  -  Pharrell Williams
3    3    Dark Horse  -  Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J
4    4    Rather Be   - Clean Bandit Featuring Jess Glynne
5    6    The Man  -  Aloe Blacc
6    5    Let It Go   - Idina Menzel
7    8    Talk Dirty    -Jason Derulo Featuring 2 Chainz
8    9    Magic  -  Coldplay
9    10    Turn Down For What  -  DJ Snake & Lil Jon
10    --    Sing  -  Ed Sheeran

Source: Top 10 Songs.com

An American Girl in Paris? Parts I & II

An original piece by HRH columnist Mark Anthony
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The Nielson Ratings Top 25 television programs on broadcast TV viewers 18-49) for the week ending April 13.

1    NCAA Basketball Championship    CBS   
2    Big Bang Theory        CBS   
3    NCAA Basketball Championship Pre-game    CBS  
4    The Voice Monday     NBC  
5    Scandal        ABC  
6    The Voice Tuesday        NBC 
7    NCIS        CBS   
8    Grey's Anatomy        ABC   
9    Millers        CBS   
10    Survivor        CBS   
11    Two and a Half Men       CBS
12    NCIS: Los Angeles        CBS 
13    Criminal Minds        CBS   
14    Dancing with the Stars        ABC  
15    Resurrection        ABC 
16    Law And Order:SVU        NBC  
17    Family Guy        FOX  
18    American Idol Wednesday        FOX   
19    Big Bang Theory    CBS  
20    Once Upon A Time        ABC  
21    Marvel Angents of  S.H.I.E.L.D       ABC  
22    Amazing Race        CBS 
23    American Idol Thursday        FOX   
24    Chicago Fire        NBC 
25    Shark Tank        ABC
611 Club closed, Eagle to take over after renovations

As first reported by the Houston Rainbow Herald, the 611 Hyde Park Pub has been sold and will be resurrected as Houston Eagle. The Montrose icon closed its doors after business hours on Thursday, April 3.

Houston native Brittney Griner appears with girlfriend at Phoenix Pride, discusses memoir
LGBT job protections one vote shy of passing Houston City Council, reports say

$800 raised by LGBT activist offered as reward for info leading to murdered lesbian couple’s vehicle

An LGBT activist’s CrimeStoppers fund has raised more than $800 that’s now being offered as a reward for information leading to a vehicle belonging to a murdered lesbian couple.

Dallas activist Cd Kirven, of GetEQUAL TX, launched the fund in the wake of the murders of Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson, the Houston couple found dead near Galveston early last month.
Have these Houston council members backtracked on supporting LGBT job protections?

Saturday at South Beach: Madonnarama party celebrates the iconic pop star
Dash fall to Thorns in inaugural match
In post-DOMA world, gay couples still face Tax Day challenges

Latest Condo Building Planned for Former River Cafe Spot Offers Montrose Blvd. a Garage Wall Streetfront

THE DEVELOPERS HOPING to build this 12-unit condo building on the former site of the River Cafe at the corner of Montrose Blvd. and Marshall St. are requesting a variance from the city so they can scooch the project’s blank-wall parking-area front 15 ft. closer to Montrose Blvd. than city rules ordinarily allow. And if they don’t get their way, they’ll make the 7-story structure even bigger, the variance application threatens. That would mean fencing off the building’s front; putting the parking garage on 2 floors instead of one, and adding “additional living floors . . . making the building much taller than others adjacent.”

Debby Boone opens up about how she has reconciled her Christian beliefs with being pro-gay

'I am one of the people that has made the transition from an old way of thinking to a new one'

Police identify suspect they say raped, robbed Canadian visitor he met on Grindr
RuPaul’s Drag Race: One degree of Cher-paration
Details emerge in gay Dallas man’s murder
Texans make Out Magazine’s Power 50

6 NFL teams most interested in drafting Michael Sam
Robin Roberts On Coming Out Gay: You Gotta Live Your Life
Man gets 2 1/2 years for beating disabled brother to ‘push the gay out’
Austin’s Queer Music Festival Reveals Eclectic Lineup
SHSU Student Senate unanimously approves gender-neutral homecoming bill
Alabama woman charged with murder after gay son’s lover was shot in the back
Louisiana House Votes To Keep Same-Sex Relations Illegal
Beyonce Speaks To Her Gay Fans In Candid Interview
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NY gay black and Latino bar forced out by landlord
Ohio Marriage Ruling Stayed, Except for Plaintiffs
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Olympics must never be hosted in an anti-gay country again, 100,000 call
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9 Facts That Prove Traditional Definitions Of Gender Roles Are Bullsh*t
University of Arizona lesbian swimmer finds freedom after coming out
Chicago man receives email from Sprint addressing him as ‘gay sissyboy’
Tenth Circuit, Round 2: Court takes up Oklahoma same-sex marriage case
Homosexuality Is The Result Of Childhood Sexual Abuse, According To Richard Land

AIDS Healthcare Foundation Pres. Calls Truvada A “Party Drug”, Refuels Debate Over PrEP Meds More>>>
How the President Got to ‘I Do’ on Same-Sex Marriage

Missing car connected to double-murder found in Houston storage lot

3rd suspect arrested in gay Dallas man’s murder; memorial planned Saturday
Dustin Lance Black disinvited from giving commencement address
Caleb Landry Jones In Talks For Gay Rights Pic ‘Stonewall’
From a pink dinosaur to “Gay Tony”: The evolution of LGBT video game characters
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S.C. Town Fights Firing of Lesbian Police Chief
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Jesus had a sex life: Gay and straight

African American lesbian Rev Irene Monroe debates Jesus’ sexuality after the discovery of an ancient papyrus referring to his wife
Lawyer Of Bryan Singer's Accuser: More 'Hollywood Insiders' Will Be Named In Sex Abuse Suits

Join thousands of other Houstonians at the largest annual outdoor cocktail party in Texas! Bunnies on the Bayou celebrates it's 35th year Sunday at Fish Plaza at Wortham Center. Hundreds of volunteers will be on hand to pour your favorite cocktail while a world-class DJ keeps the party hopping! All proceeds from Bunnies on the Bayou will benefit local charities in the LGBT community. More>>>
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