A top Democratic fundraiser and gay activist Terry Bean,is accused of sexual involvement with an underage boy.
Bean, 66, and his former boyfriend, Kiah Loy Lawson, are each charged with two counts of third-degree sodomy, a felony, and third-degree sexual abuse, a misdemeanor. They pleaded not guilty to the charges and are scheduled for trial Aug. 11.
Terry Bean , a Portland Oregon resident, and Kiah Lawson, 25, are accused of having sex with a 15-year-old boy at a Eugene hotel on Sept. 27, 2013.
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.