When people who aren’t transgender first start to interact with people who are, we can get caught up in basic questions and end up acting differently than we otherwise do. This chart breaks down some common missteps that trans allies make, and how those missteps can be experienced.
The Board of Directors oversees and supports the work of the organization, setting strategy, making policy, and monitoring financials. The board is responsible for helping the organization articulate a compelling vision and for partnering with the Executive Director to carry out the mission.
As part of our on-going profiles of Trans Justice Working Group members, we are introducing Rowan, who explains why this work is necessary and what superpower Rowan would prefer.
Janet Mock decided to tell her story because “the recent stories about kids who have killed themselves because of the secrets they were forced to keep has shifted something in me.“
We are proud to announce that today the Portland City Council unanimously voted to end insurance exclusions against transgender City employees.
Founded in 1996, Basic Rights Oregon (BRO) is the state’s chief advocacy, education and political organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
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.
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.
Basic Rights’ Board convenes community leaders and campaign professionals before deciding whether to gather signatures for a 2012 marriage initiative Basic Rights Oregon has convened a group of experienced community leaders and campaign professionals to help determine whether to go to the ballot next year. Advice from the Advisory Group, along with input from the […]