A high profile gay rights activist and Democrat fundraiser has been charged with sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy with his boyfriend. Terry Bean, 66, co-founded two of the biggest national campaign groups and raised more than $500,000 for Barack Obama's 2012 re-election bid. He was arrested at his home in southwest Portland and indicted with two counts of third-degree sodomy and one count of third-degree sex abuse. The alleged incident involved a sexual encounter with a 15-year-old boy in 2013 in Eugene, Oregon, police said. His ex-boyfriend, Kiah Loy Lawson, 25, was also arrested and charged. Bean is a revered character among the gay rights activist community and with the Democratic Party. He helped to form the Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBT civil rights advocacy group and political lobbying organization in the United States, as well as the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund.
Bean first became active in politics during college as a member of the anti-Vietnam War movement. In his senior year at the University of Oregon, he came out and helped found one of the first LGBT student groups in the country. In 1971, he began lobbying the Oregon State Legislature and the city council of Eugene, Oregon, and helped work on a gay rights ordinance, which passed in 1977. The ordinance was overturned by voters in a referendum the following year. Bean was a leader in the campaign to defeat the referendum and coordinated efforts with San Francisco gay pedophile Harvey Milk. See: http://www.josephsciambra.com/2013/01/harvey-milk-gay-saint-or-boy-lover.html In 1979, Bean helped to organize the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.
Bean has been on the Human Rights Campaign's Board of Directors since 1980. He is also a member of its Foundation Board and its Public Policy Committee and takes part in deciding the organization's political endorsements. Terry Bean has been a lifelong Democrat and has considerable influence in the party as a member of the Democratic National Committee. Among his contributions are his fundraising for Bill Clinton, serving on the DNC's Convention Committee in 2000, serving as a co-chair of Howard Dean's 2004 National Finance Committee, and being the first LGBT member of Barack Obama's National Finance Committee.
This all appears to be eerily similar to the San Francisco case of gay rights advocate icon Larry Brinkin: