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 […]
There is no doubt that the effort to win the freedom to marry is gaining momentum every day. And we are working tirelessly to make the most of this moment. We are so close. But close doesn’t cut it. If the election were held today, it is uncertain if we’d win. In a few weeks, […]
New radio ads designed to reach out to Latino communities about the freedom to marry hit Oregon airwaves this week. The ad campaign also highlights the strong relationship between two statewide, grassroots organizations: Basic Rights Oregon, which advocates for gay and transgender rights, and CAUSA, which advocates for immigrant rights. The ads, which will run […]