• Oregon Provides Life-saving Care for Transgender Oregonians

    Oregon Provides Life-saving Care for Transgender Oregonians

    | July 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

      In 2015, Oregon joined a small group of states to include treatment for gender dysphoria in its Medicaid program, giving access to lifesaving health care to transgender Oregonians through the Oregon Health Plan.  Transgender people in Oregon and across the nation experience extreme rates of violence and poverty and have suicide attempt rates of […]

  • Governor Strengthens Economic Opportunity for Oregon’s Working Families

    Governor Strengthens Economic Opportunity for Oregon’s Working Families

    | July 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

    Governor Brown Signs Four Bills to Strengthen the Economic Security of Working Families Oregon leads the country with a slate of legislation that includes paid sick days, retirement security, ‘banning the box’, and ending profiling (Salem, Ore.)—Governor Kate Brown today signed into law four polices that will create economic opportunity for Oregon’s working families: expanding […]

  • Basic Rights Applauds BOLI for Enforcing Law, Affirming LGBTQ Dignity

    Basic Rights Applauds BOLI for Enforcing Law, Affirming LGBTQ Dignity

    | July 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

    The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industry (BOLI) confirmed damages should be paid to the couple who experienced discrimination at Sweet Cakes by Melissa, a bakery that refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple planning to marry. Basic Rights Oregon applauds BOLI for enforcing the Oregon Equality Act. This law was passed in […]

  • Yes, Celebrate, And We’re Not Done

    Yes, Celebrate, And We’re Not Done

    | June 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

    The freedom to marry is the law of the land across the United States. It is a moment of joy, of celebration, and of reflection. It is also the moment to look forward, because we’re not done.

  • Basic Rights is Hiring: Policy/Legal Director

    Basic Rights is Hiring: Policy/Legal Director

    | June 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

    Basic Rights Oregon is hiring a Policy/Legal Director. Click here for details.

News

Oregon Provides Life-saving Care for Transgender Oregonians

Oregon Provides Life-saving Care for Transgender Oregonians

July 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

  In 2015, Oregon joined a small group of states to include treatment for gender dysphoria in its Medicaid program, giving access to lifesaving health care to transgender Oregonians through the Oregon Health Plan.  Transgender people in Oregon and across the nation experience extreme rates of violence and poverty and have suicide attempt rates of […]

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Governor Strengthens Economic Opportunity for Oregon’s Working Families

Governor Strengthens Economic Opportunity for Oregon’s Working Families

July 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

Governor Brown Signs Four Bills to Strengthen the Economic Security of Working Families Oregon leads the country with a slate of legislation that includes paid sick days, retirement security, ‘banning the box’, and ending profiling (Salem, Ore.)—Governor Kate Brown today signed into law four polices that will create economic opportunity for Oregon’s working families: expanding […]

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Basic Rights Applauds BOLI for Enforcing Law, Affirming LGBTQ Dignity

Basic Rights Applauds BOLI for Enforcing Law, Affirming LGBTQ Dignity

July 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industry (BOLI) confirmed damages should be paid to the couple who experienced discrimination at Sweet Cakes by Melissa, a bakery that refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple planning to marry. Basic Rights Oregon applauds BOLI for enforcing the Oregon Equality Act. This law was passed in […]

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Programs

Trans Justice

Trans Justice

September 19, 2011 | Comments (0)

Our Trans Justice program works to win policies that increase the safety and wellbeing of transgender Oregonians.  Our work focuses on health care, criminal justice, and ending discrimination—all led by trans, genderqueer and gender non-conforming community leaders.

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Racial Justice

Racial Justice

September 18, 2011 | Comments (0)

Our Racial Justice & Alliance Building program centers the leadership and experiences of LGBT people of color, while building a powerful movement between and within LGBT and communities of color in Oregon.  

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