Here is his biography from his web site:
Terry Bean is a native Oregonian, successful real estate developer, and President and CEO of Bean Investment Real Estate, a private company that trades and invests in commercial real estate as well as large residential complexes. Along with these badges of honor, Terry Bean is often first recognized as a pioneer in the national civil rights movement, promoting full equality for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, queer/questioning communities. (GLBTQ)
Terry Bean is so well regarded as an activist that Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski declared August 23, 2008, to be “Terry Bean Equality Day” in recognition for the work he has done on LGBT rights causes since the 1970’s.
A pioneer in the movement, Terry Bean, started advocating politically for gay rights in the early 1970′s in Eugene, Oregon. Early successes resulted in the passing of a city gay rights ordinance, which, while was later overturned by voters, set the framework for grassroot organizations and strategies which quickly followed—establishing a pattern of victories which have continued well into the new millennium.
In 1979, Bean helped to organize the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, the first such highly visible effort to empower a minority while educating a majority.
After the march on Washington, Terry Bean turned his focus to the national level co-founding the Gay Rights National Lobby and the Human Rights Campaign Fund. These groups merged to become today’s Human Rights Campaign – HRC.
The Human Rights Campaign is the nation’s largest gay rights organization.
Here is the first story from KOIN 6 News:
A founder of the country’s leading gay rights organization was arrested Wednesday on charges related to an incident with a 15-year-old boy last year.
The Portland Police Bureau’s Sex Crimes Unit took Terrence Bean into custody at his home in Southwest Portland following a Lane County Grand Jury indictment.
Bean, 66, was on the ground floor of the Human Rights Campaign, according to terrybeanpolitics.com, and is listed as an HRC board member and Portland’s sole representation in the group’s leadership on hrc.org.
And the follow-up story from Oregon Live:
The former boyfriend of Terrence P. Bean was arrested early Thursday on sex abuse charges stemming from the same alleged 2013 encounter with a 15-year-old boy at a hotel in Eugene.
Kiah Loy Lawson, 25, was arrested at 1:15 a.m. at the Portland Police Bureau’s Central Precinct and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center shortly after 2 a.m.
He’s accused of third-degree sodomy and third-degree sexual abuse.
Lawson is expected to be transferred later Thursday to Lane County, where he was indicted, according to jail officials. His bail was set at $50,000.
Detective Jeff Myers from the Portland’s Sex Crimes Unit made the arrest, hours after police took Lawson’s ex-boyfriend, Portland developer Terrence Patrick Bean, into custody Wednesday morning.
Bean, 66, a prominent gay rights activist and major Democratic Party fundraiser, was arrested at his home in Southwest Portland and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center at 10:12 a.m. Wednesday.
The indictment charges Bean with two counts of third-degree sodomy, a felony, and one count of third-degree sex abuse, a misdemeanor, police said.
[...]Both Bean and Lawson are accused of having a sexual encounter with the same 15-year-old boy in a hotel in Eugene last year. They had arranged the encounter with the teen after meeting him via a website, investigators allege.
“The investigation began in Portland, but the criminal episode occurred in Lane County,” said police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson.
Bean has been one of the state’s biggest Democratic donors and an influential figure in gay rights circles in the state. He helped found two major national political groups, the Human Rights Campaign and the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, and has been a major contributor for several Democratic presidential candidates, including Barack Obama. He’s also a close friend of former Gov. Barbara Roberts.
The Human Rights Campaign promotes the idea that gay marriage is “equal” to heterosexual marriage. And a lot of big companies are very friendly with the Human Rights Campaign.
Companies that support the Human Rights Campaign
I found a list of companies on the Human Rights Campaign web site that are also strongly oppose traditional marriage.
- American Airlines
- Nationwide Insurance
- VPI Pet Insurance
- Bank of America
- Ernst & Young LLP
- Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
- Beaulieu Vineyard
- Caesars Entertainment
- MGM Mirage
- Cox Enterprises
- Goldman Sachs
- Macy’s Inc.
- Morgan Stanley
- Paul Hastings
- Replacements, Ltd.
- Toronto-Dominion (TD) Bank
- Tylenol PM
And of course prominent Democrats support them too – like Barack Obama:
And Hillary Clinton:
UPDATE: Life News says he is also pro-abortion:
A nationally-known pro-abortion activist has been arrested on charges of raping a 15-year-old boy. Terrance Patrick Bean is the founder of Human Rights Campaign, a group that pushes other political issues but also takes a steadfastly pro-abortion position.
Human Rights Campaign, in addition to advancing abortion, has also lobbied Congress to end all federal funding for abstinence education, and hailed one piece of legislation that cut off fundingbecause it “would end abstinence-only-until-marriage programs once and for all.” Bean is also a prominent supporter of pro-abortion President Barack Obama.
Please see the related links below for more related stories.
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- Human Rights Campaign calls the Family Research Council “hate group”
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- “Two Dads are Better Than One”: pro-gay adoption ABC profile of convicted pedophile
- Gay rights activist who ran pedophile ring gets life sentence
- Democrats vote to protect pedophiles in H.R. 1913 hate crime bill
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- Gay activist pleads guilty to sexually assaulting boys
- Famous gay activist pleads guilty to child pornography charges
- Gay activist honored by Barack Obama charged with sex crimes with a minor
- Gay man gets 40-year sentence for molesting boy he adopted from Russia
- Some supporters of gay marriage favor normalizing pedophilia and incest
- Gay rights activist accused of sexually assaulting 17-year-old boy
- Gay rights activist convicted of manslaughter
- Gay health expert charged with selling adopted 5-year old boy for sex