Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 12 / 22 March 2018

Gay mayor receives one LGBT paper’s backing

A day after a California gay paper called on embattled openly gay Portland Mayor Sam Adams to resign, Washington, D.C. based gay paper the Washington Blade came out in support of the politician.

In an editorial in the paper’s January 30 edition, Blade editor Kevin Naff admonished Adams for lying about a sexual affair he had with an 18-year-old when confronted about it during his campaign last year. And he was also critical of the mayor for asking his young paramour, Beau Breedlove, to also lie about the true nature of their relationship.

But Naff wrote that he saw no need for Adams to step down.

“Adams shouldn’t have lied and he shouldn’t have coached Breedlove to lie. But no laws were broken and Adams made the right decision in staying on in his job. This is another example of hypocritical, holier-than-thou partisans trying to use sex to bring down a gay public official,” wrote Naff.

Naff added that, “Portland residents certainly are justified in their anger and disappointment, given Adams’ admissions. But his actions do not necessitate a resignation.”

On Thursday, the San Diego Gay and Lesbian Times became the second LGGBT publication to call on Adams to resign. Portland’s gay paper Just Out also has called for Adams’ resignation.

— Matthew S. Bajko, January 30, 2009 @ 2:41 pm PST
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