Prop Party


The American Foundation for Equal Rights held a tented benefit at Ron Burkle’s fabulous Green Acres estate, raising more than $3 mil for the foundation (AFER is sponsoring the federal court challenge to Prop. 8). Elton sang a full-length concert (not your usual charity “Rocket Man”), and folks like Theodore B. Olson and David Boies (these fellas were opposing attorneys in Bush v. Gore in 2000 and are now working together heading this legal team), Jamie McCourt, Jane Lynch, Adam Lambert, Norman Lear, Rob Reiner (AFER founder), Marisa Tomei, Lawrence Bender, Dustin Lance Black, and J.J. Abrams power mixed and mingled. For more information go to

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