By JD Uy on July 31, How can I best serve the people of this great city that I love so much? In his letter to the publiche mentioned his partner, Peter, but did not mention the scandal that plagued his election campaign and his early days in office.
Sam Adams. Meanwhile Adams had risen to prominence as an openly gay Portland politician. His career in public life had included an year stint as chief of staff to Vera Katz, a popular Portland mayor.
Evangelical Christians in Oregon have developed an unexpected partnership with Portland's openly gay mayor to mobilize over 26, volunteers in an effort to aid in charity activities, from city park renovation to counseling people in need. Kevin Palau, a devout evangelical, was so desperate to fix the notion that his community is taking strident stands on provocative issues, along with other perceived public relations problem that evangelicals face, that he reached out to a highly unlikely partner in Sam Adams, the mayor of one of America's most progressive and secular cities. But despite this unease with the arrangement, Adams was willing to take the leap.
Among them was Vera Katz 's run for mayor of Portland. After she won, he served as her chief of staff for eleven years and then went back to school, earning a degree in Political Science. InAdams was elected to the Portland City Councilserving four years on the council earning a reputation as a "policy-driven advocate for sustainabilitythe artsand gay rights ".
A former assistant to ex-Portland Mayor Sam Adams has released an explosive six-page account of all the ways that he claims Adams sexually harassed him and otherwise acted inappropriately during Adams' four years as mayor. Cevero Gonzalez, who worked as an executive assistant to Adams from toalleges in a statement that Adams made obscene gestures, talked about his own sex life and demanded graphic details about Gonzalez's sexual experiences during his tenure as mayor. Both Adams and Gonzalez are gay men.
It finally hit last Thursday, in a wide-ranging six-page complaint sent by Cevero Gonzalez, a former staffer to ex-mayor Sam Adams. Gonzalez, who is gay, alleged sexual harassment. He said Adams persistently quizzed him about his love life and whether he liked men circumcised.
You don't lie when you're We're having to deal with our icon, our gay mayor, lied to us. Adams is the first openly gay man elected to the highest office in a top U.
CNN -- The mayor of Portland, Oregon, publicly apologized Tuesday for lying about a sexual relationship he had with an year-old male inand for asking the teen to lie about it. But the mayor -- who is openly gay and whose election last year possibly made Portland the largest U. Adams returned to Portland from Washington, where he had planned to attend the inauguration of President Barack Obama, to hold the news conference. A day earlier, Adams issued a statement saying: "In the past, I have characterized my relationship with Beau Breedlove as purely nonsexual.
The intern was just 17, sorting through emotions about his sexuality, a boy who said he needed someone to mentor him in the political world. They had an affair, just kisses at first, the teenager said. And then, after his 18th birthday, sex, and a relationship that was hidden from the public eye.
For a long time, the political ascent of Sam Adams seemed to have no ceiling. He dropped out of the University of Oregon to pursue politics full time. As a legislative staffer and campaign manager in Salem, he proved savvy enough that then-House Speaker Vera Katz took him with her to City Hall when she was elected Portland mayor in As Katz's chief of staff for more than a decade, Adams was Katz's gatekeeper and her hatchet man.