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Andy Cohen Hooks a Big One in New York Harbor: VIDEO

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Celebrity chef Tom Colicchio took fishing virgin Andy Cohen to the waters off Coney Island to cast for striper, blue fish, and false albacore. And given that fishing has a bit of downtime, Colicchio grilled Cohen about his memoir and turned the pop culture interview on him, baiting him with tough questions like manscaping vs. natural, Ellen vs. Oprah, Diddy vs. Jay-Z, and Will & Grace vs. Modern Family.

Watch what happens, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Postcard_equality RoadSend Hawaii governor Linda Lingle a postcard (and Lambda Legal a donation).

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RoadBoo! Tom Colicchio will not ride on L.A. Pride Bear float.

RoadMaryland candidate Dana Beyer hopes to be the first transgendered American elected to statewide office: "By running for election to the state legislature, Beyer essentially outed herself to the 60,000 potential voters in the traditionally liberal district (where the race is generally decided during the Democratic primary). Her male-to-female transition had occurred only three years earlier, but she knew she had to tell her story in full."

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RoadSPAIN: Man held in brutal murder of gay couple is freed after only four years in jail.

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RoadNow that the campaign is over, the "teacher" in Stand for Marriage's anti-gay Maine ad comes out of the closet, as a Concerned Woman for America.

RoadChrissie Hynde has a new band.

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RoadTed Haggard moves his new church to large venue after it outgrows the barn: "Attendance Sunday was about 245, a 44 percent increase since the first service. Congregants, some of whom came from Denver and Cañon City to attend, stood three deep at the barns’ entrance when space inside filled, several sources say. Haggard said Monday he will being holding services at the Pikes Peak Center on July 25, in part because St. James has outgrown his barn, but also because the insurer that holds the policy on his home won’t cover the church’s meetings."


Tom Colicchio to Ride on Bear Float in L.A. Gay Pride Parade

Following an appearance on Andy Cohen's Bravo talk show in which he was asked about being a Bear icon, chef Tom Colicchio is now booked for next year's L.A. Gay Pride parade.

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"Short, shaved-headed and stockily built, Colicchio has been a sex object to gay men, especially in the bear community, almost since the show first aired. It’s a role the straight chef accepts with humor and grace. 'I was on Andy Cohen’s show on Bravo [Watch What Happens, which films in Los Angeles] and said I was mad at the bear community: The gay Pride parade was going on, and no one had asked me to be on a float,' he says. The show was soon flooded with calls, including the editor of Bear’s Life magazine. The end result? Colicchio is already booked to ride on a bear float in next year’s L.A. Pride parade."

(via eater)


Top Chef Host Colicchio Speaks Out on Marriage Equality After Contestants are Asked to Cook at a Heterosexual Wedding

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Top Chef's Tom Colicchio spoke out for marriage equality following an episode this week in which contestants were required to cook for a wedding. Lesbian contestant Ashley voiced anger at being forced to cook for a wedding when same-sex couples are not allowed to marry. Another lesbian contestant, Preeti, was not as angry even though she's been with her partner for 13 years.

Said Colicchio in a blog post: Colicchio "I’m going to go out on a limb and say a few words about same-sex marriage: First of all, part of the problem with the issue is that it is framed by opponents as a discussion of whether gay people should get special rights. This is specious – yes, special legislation or court decisions grant them the right to wed in a particular state, however this is done to ensure that they share equal protection under the law by finally being able to avail themselves of the same rights as everyone else.  They are not seeking special treatment, just equitable treatment. Second, religion has no business being part of the discussion. When a couple is wed in a house of worship, the officiant may be performing a religious rite, but as far as the law is concerned, that officiant has been authorized to perform a civil function, plain and simple. And even were same-sex marriage to be legalized by the state, no one would be holding a gun to the heads of the clergy to require them to perform a ceremony that their faith or personal creed does not condone.  Just as some rabbis would not perform my marriage to my wife because I wasn’t Jewish, clergy can decline performing same-sex marriages; gay couples can either find clergy willing to officiate or can be wed in a civil setting. The idea that religious leaders are continuing to shape state law is just wrong. The institution of marriage should be available to all. The idea that you can have a life-long partner and not make decisions for them in a hospital, not share in insurance benefits, not automatically have parental rights unless you are the birth parent, is just flat-out wrong."

Watch the segment of the show with Ashley's complaint, AFTER THE JUMP...

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