Despite Facing Felony Sex Abuse Charges, Terry Bean Surfaces in Connection With Obama’s Portland Visit

Aide to Democratic Party money man emails potential supporters.

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When WW first reported that President Barack Obama will visit Portland on May 7, one of the first questions in political circles was what role, if any, would Portland real estate investor Terry Bean play in the visit. In the past, Bean, a gay-rights pioneer and co-founder of the Human Rights Campaign, has been a strong Democratic booster and raised more money for Obama's presidential campaigns than ...   More
Friday, May 1, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Terry Bean Comments on His Arrest on Sex Abuse Charges: Updated

Developer, Obama fundraiser says he's innocent

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The real estate developer and prominent Democratic party fundraiser Terry Bean took to Facebook yesterday, making his first public comments following his Nov. 19 arrest in Portland on two counts of sodomy in the third degree and on count of sex abuse in the third degree. Both counts relate to the alleged sexual abuse of a 15-year-old boy in Eugene in the fall of 2013. Here's what Bean said Sunday on ...   More
Monday, November 24, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Terry Bean Arrested on Charges of Sex Abuse of a Minor

Prominent Obama supporter and Democratic party activist initially faced allegations of secretly videotaping sex acts


Terry Bean, a Portland power player in national Democratic politics and the gay rights movement, was arrested today on charges of sex abuse in a case involving a 15-year-old boy.Police arrested Bean, 66, and booked him at the Multnomah County Detention Center this morning. Law enforcement sources familiar with the case say Bean will be charged with two counts of sodomy in the third degree, ...   More
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Terry Bean's Former Boyfriend Arrested


Kiah Lawson, a former boyfriend of prominent Portland real estate developer and political fundraiser Terry Bean, was arrested last night in Portland. Lawson, 25, was arrested in connection with the same alleged crimes that prompted Portland police to arrest Bean yesterday: allegations of sodomy in the third degree and sexual abuse of a 15-year-old boy in Lane County last year. Lawson and Bean's tempestuous ...   More
Thursday, November 20, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Terry Bean's Attorney Posts a Defense Regarding Extortion Claims On His Facebook Page

Bean never accessed his own security system, lawyer tells Bean's friends


The attorney for Terry Bean has posted a defense of the Portland real-estate developer and Oregon political figure, after WW's cover story today on allegations he is the victim of extortion by a former boyfriend. The story says Kiah Lawson claims to have discovered a hidden camera above Bean's bed that was capturing images of men having sex. Bean, through his attorney, said the security ...   More
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 KATE WILLSON

Terry Bean’s Problem

A prominent Portlander fights for his reputation after a love affair goes wrong.

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Few people have worked harder for last month’s historic decision to allow same-sex couples to marry in Oregon than Portland real-estate developer Terry Bean. Bean, 65, is one of the founders   More
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 KATE WILLSON, NIGEL JAQUISS

Jesse Cornett Hosting $1,000-a-Head Reception for President Obama


As first reported Tuesday by WW, President Barack Obama will visit Portland on July 24. Details of the campaign event are becoming clearer—and more expensive.The event will be a $1,000-a-head fundraising reception at the Oregon Convention Center. The time hasn't been announced, but some guests have been asked to RSVP to an unlikely host.It's Jesse Cornett, the Blue Oregon blog co-founder who, as ...   More
Thursday, June 28, 2012 by Aaron Mesh

That Duck Ring Tone Came From Oregon

[youtube][/youtube] As you may have read by now, President Obama's speech yesterday about gay rights got interrupted by a duck ring tone. Kinda weird, huh? But former WW staffer Byron Beck learned that it came from Oregon and yes, it's a Ducks fan. Beck reported (in a post that he's since taken down from his blog) that the caller/prankster was gay rights ...   More
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 HANK STERN

Oregon Gay/Lesbian Vets Group Wants Obama To Go Faster on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

President Obama's pledge on Saturday at the annual dinner of the Human Rights Campaign to “end 'Don't Ask Don't Tell” comes at an opportune time for Veterans for Human Rights. The Portland nonprofit, which promotes equal rights in the Armed Forces, has scheduled a re-organizational meeting Oct 21 at 7 pm at the Q Center (4115 N. Mississippi Ave) to create new leadership. “Everything ...   More
Monday, October 12, 2009 Sasha Ingber

Notable Campaign Contributions In The Oregon Governor's Race

As we return from Thanksgiving weekend, a visit to the Oregon election division's web site turns up a coupla leftovers in the 2010 governor's race worth noting from the month of November. Ex-Gov. John Kitzhaber collected $1,200 from NW Natural exec Gregg Kantor (Neil Goldschmidt's former press secretary) for his run in the Democratic gubernatorial primary. And former Oregon Secretary of State ...   More
Monday, November 30, 2009 HANK STERN


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