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Basic Rights is hiring: Transgender Justice Trainer/Organizer

Basic Rights is hiring: Transgender Justice Trainer/Organizer

August 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

The application for the Transgender Justice Trainer/Organizer position is due September 18th, 2015.

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Basic Rights is hiring: Volunteer Coordinator

Basic Rights is hiring: Volunteer Coordinator

August 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

The application for the volunteer coordinator position is due September 18th, 2015.

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Basic Rights is hiring: Racial Justice Trainer/Organizer

Basic Rights is hiring: Racial Justice Trainer/Organizer

August 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

Basic Rights Oregon is hiring a Racial Justice Trainer/Organizer. Applications are due September 18th, 2015.

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State Reduces Barriers to OHP  for Transgender Oregonians

State Reduces Barriers to OHP for Transgender Oregonians

August 15, 2015 | Comments (0)

On August 13, Oregon’s Health Evidence Review Commission (HERC) reduced barriers to access the Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid) for transgender Oregonians by moving closer to treating the health care needs of transgender Oregonians the same as any other health care service. This reduces the historically discriminatory practices by insurers and health systems and supports our […]

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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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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.

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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.

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