Sunday, April 05, 2020
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Another Homosexual Leader Busted for Homosexual Child Molestation
By Selected News Articles @ 4:03 AM :: 6056 Views :: National News, Family, Law Enforcement

Dem fundraiser charged with child sex abuse met Obama often, flew on Air Force One

by Dave Boyer, The Washington Times, November 25, 2014

A prominent gay rights activist charged last week with sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy is a strong supporter of President Obama who has visited the White House more than a half-dozen times in the past two years, visitor logs show.

Terrence P. Bean, 66, who raised more than a half-million dollars for Mr. Obama’s re-election campaign in 2012, last visited the White House on May 30 when he met with the president, first lady Michelle Obama and political adviser David Simas.

White House visitor logs show that Mr. Bean, co-founder of the Human Rights Campaign, a leading gay rights group, also has visited the White House on at least six other occasions since June 2012. On one visit in 2013, Mr. Bean brought along Kiah Lawson, described in news reports as his ex-boyfriend, who is also charged with sexually assaulting the juvenile.

Authorities in Oregon charged Mr. Bean and Mr. Lawson last week with two counts of third-degree sodomy and one charge of third-degree sex abuse after his indictment by a Lane County grand jury indictment. Mr. Lawson, 25, was charged with two counts of third-degree sodomy and with third-degree sex abuse.

The White House had no comment on whether the president still considers Mr. Bean an ally. Some observers have credited Mr. Bean for helping to sway Mr. Obama into supporting same-sex marriage two years ago.

“He has the president’s ear,” former Oregon Gov. Barbara Roberts once said of Mr. Bean.

The Human Rights Campaign said that Mr. Bean has taken a leave of absence from the organization “until his issues are resolved.”

Mr. Bean’s lawyer, Kristen Winemiller, said he was the target of an extortion ring “led by several men known to law enforcement.” She said Mr. Bean is cooperating fully in the investigation in a probe by the Portland police department’s sex crimes unit.

“No allegations against Terry Bean should be taken at face value,” she said in a statement. “We look forward to the opportunity to clear his name.”

Mr. Bean has been an influential supporter of Democratic candidates. Federal Election Commission records show that the real estate developer has contributed thousands of dollars to Democrats, including former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada. He also has contributed to Republican candidates, including former Oregon Sen. Gordon Smith and former Rep. Jim Kolbe of Arizona, the first openly gay GOP lawmaker in Congress.

Mr. Bean has been photographed over the years with the Obamas and other prominent Democrats, and has been a guest of the president aboard Air Force One. At a 2009 Human Rights Campaign dinner, the president called Mr. Bean a “great friend and supporter.”

In an interview in 2012 with PQ Monthly magazine, Mr. Bean said one of his proudest moments was Mr. Obama’s repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy regarding gays in the military.

“Another standout moment was the election of Barack Obama — because I knew from the beginning what an important advocate he would be for our community,” Mr. Bean said. “Maybe it’s because I knew him personally from the start of his campaign, but nothing he’s done on behalf of our community has surprised me, and it’s sometimes been frustrating to hear naysayers among us criticize him for not doing everything right away.”

He told the magazine that Mr. Obama’s re-election was crucial because, “I’d like to see a Supreme Court with a solid majority of progressives. Over the next few years, many LGBT cases will be heard at the highest level and it’s critical that President Obama is reelected so he can nominate judges who will treat our community’s concerns fairly and with an open mind.”

The White House wouldn’t disclose the purpose of Mr. Bean’s last visit with Mr. Obama on May 30. Among Mr. Obama’s events on that day, the president held a meeting of his “My Brother’s Keeper” task force, an initiative aimed at establishing more mentors for minority boys to help them succeed in school and beyond.

Mr. Bean’s record of political activism dates back to the 1970s, when he began advocating for local gay rights ordinances in Oregon.

In 1991 Mr. Bean co-founded the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, a political action committee to raise money for gay and lesbian candidates. He has hosted fundraisers at his Portland home for Mr. Obama, Bill Clinton and Al Gore.

He became the first gay member of then-Sen. Obama’s National Finance Committee as he prepared to run for the presidency in 2008.

And at a 2012 re-election fundraiser for the president in Portland, Mr. Obama thanked Mr. Bean publicly for organizing the event.

A local media story in Oregon from last June stated that Mr. Bean was paying the much younger Mr. Lawson a weekly allowance and brought him to high-profile events, including one at the White House where he met the president. The article in Willamette Week said Mr. Bean secretly filmed his sexual encounters with up to six individuals, including Mr. Lawson.

The newspaper said that when Mr. Lawson learned of the secret tapings earlier this year, he asked Mr. Bean for money.


Willamette Week: Terry Bean Articles

Meanwhile in Hawaii: Child molester back at work at Hawaii Legislature (Again) 


TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote


808 Silent Majority

808 State Update AM940


ACA Signups Hawaii



Alliance Defending Freedom

Aloha Life Advocates

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center

American Council of Trustees and Alumni

American Mothers of Hawaii



Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Astronomy Hawaii

Audit The Rail

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Better Hawaii 

Blaisdell Memorial Project

Broken Trust 

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

CAFR Hawaii

Castaway Conservative

Children's Alliance Hawaii

Children's Rights Institute

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Citizens for Recall

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

Coffee Break

CSIS Pacific Forum

DAR Hawaii

DVids Hawaii

E Hana Kakou Kelii Akina

E Māua Ola i Moku o Keawe

Farmers For Choice Hawaii


Fix Oahu!

Follow the Money Hawaii

Frank in Hawaii

Front Page Magazine

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Get Off Your Butts!

God, Freedom, America

Grassroot Institute

Hawaii Aganst Assisted Suicide

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii Coalition Against Legalized Gambling

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Credit Union Watch

Hawaii Crime Victims' Rights

Hawaii Crop Improvement Association

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defending Marriage

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Families for Educational Choice

Hawaii Family Advocates

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federalist Society

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii Firearm Community

Hawaii Fishermen's Alliance

Hawaii Future Project

Hawaii Gathering of Eagles

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Homeschool Association

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii March for Life

Hawaii Meth Project

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Right to Life -- Big Island

Hawaii Right to Life -- Oahu

Hawaii Shield Law Coalition

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Smokers Alliance

Hawaii State Data Lab

Hawaii Together

Heritage Foundation

HI Coalition Against Legalized Gambling



Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Homeless Crisis

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

Horns of Jericho Blog

House Minority Blog

House Republican Caucus YouTube


Hump Day Report

I Vote Hawaii

If Hawaii News

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

Investigative Project on Terrorism

Iowa Meets Maui

Jackson v Abercrombie

Jihad Watch

July 4 in Hawaii

Kahle v New Hope

Kakaako Cares

Kau TEA Party

Kauai Co GOP

Keep Hawaii's Heroes


Land and Power in Hawaii

Legislative Committee Analysis Tool

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Malulani Foundation

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

Mauna Kea Recreational Users Group

Middle East Forum--The Legal Project

Mililani Conservatives for Change

Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

Muslim Brotherhood in America

NAMI Hawaii


National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

National Wind Watch

New Zeal

NFIB Hawaii News

No GMO Means No Aloha

Northwest Economic Policy Seminar

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

Now What I Really Think

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Oahu Alternative Transport

ObamaCare Abortion Hawaii


OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

Pacific Aviation Museum

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

People vs Machine

Pritchett Cartoons 

Pro-GMO Hawaii


Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

Republican Party -- Hawaii State

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

School Choice in Hawaii

SIFE Remington

SIFE W. Oahu 

Sink the Jones Act

Smart About Marijuana--Hawaii

St Marianne Cope

State Budget Solutions Hawaii

State Policy Network

Statehood for Guam

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Harriet Tubman Agenda

The Long War Journal

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

Truth About Trade & Technology - Hawaii

UCC Truths

Union Members Know Your Rights

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

Valor in the Pacific

VAREP Honolulu

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii