In case you were wondering, with regard to food Beth Ditto's nipples most closely resemble raisins and Adam Lambert's are somewhere between a Life Saver and a Cheerio.
More things you learn from Watch What Happens Live! including whether Lambert has anything nice to say about Clay Aiken, and if he thinks being gay cost him American Idol, AFTER THE JUMP...
Lambert pleads the fifth:
The marriage battle is heating up in Maine, and of course the churches are getting involved.
"Between 150 and 200 churches are expected to raise money for the Protect Marriage Maine political action committee, said Carroll Conley Jr., executive director of the Christian Civic League of Maine evangelical organization and a member of the PAC. Conley is also trying to drum up support for the Maine campaign from religious leaders from around the country."
Mainers United for Marriage ( the pro-LGBT group) is holding a matching $100,000 fundraising challenge from Facebook founder Chris Hughes and his partner Sean Eldridge.
Watch a new video about their campaign, AFTER THE JUMP...
A business owner who came out against Amendment One with a big financial donation is facing hate and boycotts from anti-equality North Carolinians, the NYT reports:
Replacements Limited, which sells silver, china and glassware, and is based in Greensboro. Its founder and chairman, Bob Page, is gay. The company lobbied legislators, contributed money to causes supporting gay marriage, rented a billboard along the interstate near its headquarters, and sold T-shirts at its showroom. Its experience may explain why no other for-profit company followed its example.
Hostile letters and e-mails poured into the company from customers canceling their business and demanding to be removed from its e-mail list. “I understand that your company donated $250,000 or so to the effort to ban the marriage amendment,” read one. “I am very concerned that with an increased visibility and acceptance of the gay and lesbian lifestyle, one of my children, who would have grown up and been happily married to a husband, could be tempted to the lesbian lifestyle.”
Another read: “I was excited to see your wares and expected a pleasant shopping experience. Instead I was accosted by your political views, which I do not share. It was very uncomfortable and unpleasant browsing with all those signs and T-shirts against amendment one, to the point where I had to leave.”
Here's Replacements Ltd's website. If you wish, show Page and his company your support!
Vlogger Robbie Joe Banfitch's grandma, who came out to him last month, joins him for a new series on relationship and dating advice. The first query.
"When is the right time in a relationship to make love?"
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...
What do you think of grandma's advice?
On last week's SiriusXM Derek and Romaine show, Romaine Patterson and Chopped host Ted Allen were discussing chef Anne Burrell, and talk turned to Burrell's sexuality.
Added Allen: "I’m not going to put a label on Anne, but she is dating a woman right now. She was really cool. You’ve got some competition."
Since Burrell has never discussed it publicly, the talk Allen and Patterson's discussion generated has now compelled her rep to release a statement, Page Six reports:
Burrell’s rep told Page Six: “Anne doesn’t feel she was outed. She has made no secret of her relationship. Her significant other is a very private woman. They have been together for a couple of years and spend a lot of time together. It is no secret in the culinary world.”
Sources tell us Burrell’s girlfriend is another top James Beard Award-winning chef. Sources also said Burrell — an instructor at New York’s Institute of Culinary Education — appeared alarmed when she learned of Allen’s comments while shooting her show
She was filming at Old Homestead Steakhouse in the Meatpacking District last Thursday, but bolted out — telling the production crew she had “a situation to deal with” and sped off on her bicycle, returning to the set the next day.
Thomas Roberts asks HRC and Obama campaign co-chair Joe Solmonese what the LGBT community will want from Obama if he wins the 2012 election. Solmonese emphasizes contrasts between Obama and Romney on the issues, and then suggests repeal of DOMA and passage of ENDA are next on the list, but suggests a more pro-LGBT Congress is needed to move both along.
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...