The return of Beau Breedlove

Beau Breedlove in a shoot he did for Unzipped magazine

If you thought you heard enough about the mayor’s sex scandal with hottie Beau Breedlove, then you were wrong. Not only is Mr. Scandal back in Portland, after so unceremoniously leaving us for the east coast, but he also has a forthcoming book. The as-yet-untitled tome will be a

…reflection on the events of my life before, during and after the ‘scandal’ surrounding my relationship with Sam Adams…

In addition, the book will cover a broader look at people who have been in similar situations to mine, and how stereotypes both play into the media attention as well as are used as tools against victims. This book is a memoir, and an insight into the change that the GLBTQ community needs to see in the way we are portrayed and represented.

In a recent sit down with Portland LGBTQ publication Just Out Breedlove goes on to say that the memoir isn’t a “sex tell-all” but “closure.” HE feels victimized by his portrayals in the media and even considers himself an activist, though you won’t find a plethora of sympathy in the local queer community. In fact, he is even spearheading a new organization called The New Movement to change the way in which “gay people are represented in the community and how we fight for equal rights, not just the LGBTQ community but human rights in general.”

In a lengthy upcoming interview JO tackles such topics as Breedlove’s bid for another 15 minutes of fame, his awkward answers in Attorney General’s investigation, his support of a recall and how he feels he has been treated throughout this now infamous ordeal. He even gets into a description of his 10 day stint in a hospital during all the turmoil. And while I’m sure both he and Adams had many hard times, it does seem a bit melodramatic to keep dragging the story through the mud.

Breedlove, I know you’ve had your tough times, but I think you’re going to be ok…

2 comments to The return of Beau Breedlove

  • Diane

    Oh great. I’ll bet Sam can’t wait.

  • Jason Breedlove (no relation)

    Please don’t get it confused with my book MYcellF Prisoner of the Pen. It’s a collection of thoughts, ideas, observations, some poetry and one short story. I wrote the majority of it in an Iowa correctional facility. It spans from 2002-2009. It’s available at Powell’s.

    Thank you

    Jason Breedlove (No relation)