Tomorrow marks the first week of Sam Adams’ term as the first openly-gay mayor of a major American city, and I feel a bit smug about the fact that that city happens to be Portland. I definately understand how women, African Americans, and other minority groups have felt in decades past (and to a lesser degree still today) when they first got to experience the novelty of someone like them getting elected to public office. I am proud to live in a city where Adams’ sexuality was not made an issue by any of his rivals during the campaign, or anyone in the local media.
Brian Juergens from the blog AfterElton has noticed what fags in Portland have known for some time, Adams is kind of foxy… Check out this post, where he explores the many faces of our Mayor. My favorite is “Strike Beard Sam”. Personally, I think he should to lose the glasses and grow back the beard.