On August 24th thousands will gather in Downtown Portland to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and rally around issues of social justice.
The “After DOMA: What It Means for You” LGBT Organizations Fact Sheet Series details many of the ways federal agencies accord legal respect to married same-sex couples.
Thanks to everyone who came out for Rice, Beans and Collard Greens 2013! We had a fantastic dance party
By Jeana Frazzini and David Fidanque On the eve of the U.S. Supreme Court’s final decision day for this term, we await decisions on a pair of cases expected to have a significant impact on the movement to extend the freedom to marry to all loving, committed couples. This is an issue both Basic Rights […]
Last week, Governor Kitzhaber signed House Bill 2093, making Oregon just one of a handful of states to remove the onerous surgery requirement imposed on transgender Oregonians.
There are many events happening this June. Click below for a breakdown of LGBT People of color events you don’t want to miss.
This summer, we’re holding community-specific listening sessions with trans communities of color, trans women’s communities, and trans youth communities.
Basic Rights Oregon’s Racial Justice & Alliance Building program has actively been supporting our coalition partners in the capitol to advance key racial justice policies in Oregon.
Trans and immigrant communities are both faced with similar challenges, especially in attaining adequate documentation to move through the world freely and safely. There are many parallels between these struggles: Both trans and immigrant communities experience unemployment due to broader social stigmas and pervasive employment discrimination. In most states, neither have legal protection against that discrimination. Many […]