How AFER Raised $3 Million Without Auctioning Off A Single Date With Adam Lambert

Last night at Ron Burkle’s house, on a tent outside on the lawn which attendees paid at least $1,000-per-head to attend, the American Foundation For Equal Rights raised some $3 million to pay Ted Olson and David Boies’ attorney fees — or $187,500 per song Elton John performed. Though I’d hasten to say “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” was worth twice that. Famous persons, like Rob Reiner, Jane Lynch, Kirsten Gillibrand, Fred Karger, and Adam Lambert were milling about. Ken Mehlman, the anti-gay gay former RNC chairman, could be seen mingling inside Burkle’s home at a private reception. Apparently it wasn’t awkward at all. Elton told the crowd: “I think I have it all. I have a wonderful career, a wonderful life. I have my health, I have a partner of 17 years, and now I have a son. I don’t have everything because I don’t have the respect of people like the church or like politicians who tell me that I’m not worthy, that I’m lesser because I’m gay, well fuck you!”

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