The founder of the America’s largest homosexual activist organization has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing a teenage boy.
The gay rights activist, Obama backer and Democratic fundraiser, Terry Bean, 66, who raised $500,000 for Obama's re-election campaign, and his ex-boyfriend, 25-year-old Kiah Lawson, were indicted for 'sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy' at a Eugene hotel.
Terrance Bean, 66, of the Human Rights Campaign was taken into custody at his home on Wednesday by the Portland, Oregon Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit following an indictment by a Lane County Grand Jury. He was booked at the Multnomah County Jail and released after posting 10 percent of his $50,000 bail.
Bean is facing two counts of third-degree sodomy, a felony, and one count of third-degree sex abuse, a misdemeanor. The charges stem from an ongoing investigation that involves an alleged sexual encounter with a 15-year-old boy. Police state that there may be additional victims involved and others may also be arrested as part of the investigation.
The arrest of Terry Bean and ex-boyfriend Kiah Lawson for sexually assaulting a juvenile male has put a black mark on one of the nation’s most significant LGBT activists.
Bean was a leading figure and fundraiser for gay-rights in the U.S.. He is perhaps best known for co-founding the largest LGBT group in the nation, Human Rights campaign in 1980. He also helped establish the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, an organization that supports openly gay politicians.