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05/21/2008

Portland pops open a Sam Adams

by Jeremy Hooper

Picture 23-11Barack Obama wasn't the only Dem who had a big victory in Portland last night. Openly gay Sam Adams was also elected mayor of the Oregon burg, making him the first out and proud person to be voted into the head office of a top 30 U.S. city:

Sam Adams elected mayor of Portland, Oregon [Gay Politics]

Here's hoping this is one Sam Adams that will not get canned.

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"making him the first out and proud person to hold the head office of a top 30 U.S. city"

Almost. Possibly the first out person to be elected as mayor, but Toni Atkins was made deputy mayor of San Diego during our interesting scandals.

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2005/07/26/news/sandiego/17_14_577_25_05.txt

Posted by: David | May 21, 2008 10:50:45 AM

Yea, David, I think it should be the first ELECTED mayor. Thanks for that. Going to make a correction.

Posted by: G-A-Y | May 21, 2008 10:54:17 AM

...and he's dating Peter Zuckerman... this from Willamette Weekly That's the Peter Zuckerman that wrote about the pedophiles in the (Mormon) Boy Scout Council.

wweek.com/editorial/3428/11010/
From Willamette Weekly
• LOVE CONNECTION: While press deadlines didn’t allow us enough time to find out whether it’s now mayor-elect Sam Adams , we can report that Adams has been dating Oregonian reporter Peter Zuckerman for two months. When asked last Friday at a fashion show for Basic Rights Oregon if he was “seeing” anyone, Adams confirmed he was dating Zuckerman. “Peter is smart and quirky,” said Adams. And I like smart and quirky. Zuckerman, 28, doesn’t cover Portland City Hall for The O—he covers Clackamas County and Milwaukie government. Zuckerman, who also sings in the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus, tells Scoop he cannot comment on his relationship with Adams because management of The Oregonian asked him not to. When we called Executive Editor Peter Bhatia to confirm that, and to ask if Zuckerman has been told he can never write about Adams, Bhatia said, “No comment.”

Posted by: LOrion | May 21, 2008 11:31:56 AM

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