There's been a massive outpouring of support for Sam Adams, recently, in response to the story done by Willamette Week. And while it's important to fight homophobia (however much of an effect it's actually had on this situation), I think it's also important to remember that Sam Adams is a politician, and to take a look at what he's actually done during his time in office.
If you take a step back, and actually look at the history, you'll see that Sam has only really done two tangible things during his eight years in city hall: one, he built some bike lanes; and two, he spent millions and millions of tax payer dollars on toys for the rich.
Sam--as both a council member, and Katz chief of staff--has been one of the driving forces behind the government subsidization of the The Pearl District. He's also stated his support for keeping the district an Urban Renewal area. This means that the tax money collected from the condos (the few that have sold) will stay in the district, instead of being spent on schools or the homeless.
Sam has also been the man behind the Portland Streetcar, the prohibitively expense bus-for-people-who-think-they're-too-good-to-ride-the-bus. And never mind the $57 million dollar sky tram!
Sam has also repeatedly stated his support for the sit/lie law that basically outlaws homelessness.
If you want to support Sam in his fight with this media campaign, that's your choice. But don't let his sexual orientation or his trendy hair cut blind you to the kind of politician he really is. And don't let him continue to misspend tax payer money, while our schools go to hell, and the homeless are dieing on the streets.