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Institutional Oppression of Transgender People

Institutional Oppression of Transgender People

September 26, 2011 | Comments (0)

Like any form of oppression, transphobia works through institutional policies and practices every day, whether we intend it to or not.  This poster outlines just some of the ways that transphobia works through institutions like medicine, the government, schools and more.

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Awkward Trans Ally Moves

Awkward Trans Ally Moves

September 26, 2011 | Comments (0)

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.

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Our Board

Our Board

September 24, 2011 | Comments (0)

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.

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Working Group Profile: Rowan

Working Group Profile: Rowan

September 23, 2011 | Comments (0)

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.

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Coming Forward

Coming Forward

September 23, 2011 | Comments (0)

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.“

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City of Portland wins trans-inclusive healthcare

City of Portland wins trans-inclusive healthcare

September 23, 2011 | Comments (0)

We are proud to announce that today the Portland City Council unanimously voted to end insurance exclusions against transgender City employees.

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Marriage Equality

Marriage Equality

September 20, 2011 | Comments (0)

Our marriage equality program is committed to winning the freedom to marry for everyone.  This is a grassroots campaign to get Oregonians talking to each other about the freedom to marry.

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Our History

Our History

September 20, 2011 | Comments (0)

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.

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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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