Archive for May, 2012

Breaking: 1st circuit Court of Appeals rules DOMA unconstitutional!

Breaking: 1st circuit Court of Appeals rules DOMA unconstitutional!

May 31, 2012 | Comments (0)

In a 3-0 ruling, the First Circuit Court of Appeals found the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional. Sign here to support the freedom to marry.

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Bites for Rights - Community Participants

Bites for Rights – Community Participants

May 30, 2012 | Comments (0)

This year for Bites for Rights, we are highlighting our collaborative partners and community groups who are on board to participate with us in feasting on fairness.

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Safe Schools Implementation Toolkit

Safe Schools Implementation Toolkit

May 24, 2012 | Comments (0)

Safe Schools Implementation Toolkit: An advocacy tool for parents and students to make sure your school is safe.

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First State of the Safe Schools Act

First State of the Safe Schools Act

May 22, 2012 | Comments (0)

A new bullying report is the first in a series of annual reports created with leadership from OGALLA: The LGBT Bar Association of Oregon to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the laws designed to keep kids safe in Oregon’s schools.

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New Prison Rape Elimination Act Regulations

New Prison Rape Elimination Act Regulations

May 22, 2012 | Comments (0)

Click here for an overview of the new federal standards aimed at ending prison rape and abuse.

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The Benefits of Equality toolkit

The Benefits of Equality toolkit

May 19, 2012 | Comments (1)

We are proud to release “The Benefits of Equality: A Blueprint for Inclusive Heath Care for Transgender Workers.” This is a groundbreaking resource for moving gender-affirming health care in the workplace. Read on to learn more and download this free resource.

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We Stand in Solidarity with CeCe and all Trans Women of Color

We Stand in Solidarity with CeCe and all Trans Women of Color

May 16, 2012 | Comments (0)

Basic Rights Oregon stands proudly in solidarity with CeCe McDonald, an African American trans woman sentenced to 41 months in prison for defending herself in a violent attack .

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Victory for Transgender Equality in Argentina!

Victory for Transgender Equality in Argentina!

May 16, 2012 | Comments (0)

With two major US LGBT victories already under our belt this month, including Obama’s announcement and the EEOC ruling, the historic news just keeps rolling in! The Argentinean Senate has approved a law that makes it much easier for trans people to live authentically and access life-saving, medically necessary healthcare. Argentina’s comprehensive Gender Identity Law […]

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Recent EEOC ruling stregthens Trans Employment Protections

Recent EEOC ruling stregthens Trans Employment Protections

May 11, 2012 | Comments (1)

As a result of a lawsuit filed by our friends at the Transgender Law Center, the EEOC in a recent landmark ruling gives trans people new protections.

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