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Lessons Learned from the 2013 Trans Justice Summit

Lessons Learned from the 2013 Trans Justice Summit

December 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

It has been a little over a month since the 3rd annual Trans Justice Summit and our Trans Justice team at Basic Rights Oregon has had the chance to reflect on the impact this year’s summit had.

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3rd Annual Trans Justice Summit A Success!

3rd Annual Trans Justice Summit A Success!

November 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

People from across the state gathered to build community and skills to realize transgender justice in Oregon. Basic Rights Oregon’s Trans Justice Program held the 3rd Annual Trans Justice Summit, a one of a kind event in the Pacific Northwest. 

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New "Transgender Persons and the Law" Book Released!

New “Transgender Persons and the Law” Book Released!

November 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

        Last month the American Bar Association published a comprehensive new legal primer for transgender adults, a first of it’s kind: “Transgender Persons and the Law”, written by Ally Windsor Howell. Howell, a lawyer who identifies as a trans woman, has written this book in such a way as to make it accessible to […]

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2013 Transgender Day Of Remembrance

2013 Transgender Day Of Remembrance

November 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

Wednesday, November 20th is the 15th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. This day honors not just those who self identified as transgender, but anyone who was murdered because of a bias against transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. 

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New report on barriers for transgender immigrants

New report on barriers for transgender immigrants

October 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

Read more about the new report released by the National Center for Transgender Equality outlining the barriers transgender immigrants face while navigating the U.S. immigration system.

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2013 Trans Justice Summit

2013 Trans Justice Summit

October 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

The 2013 Trans Justice Summit will empower trans Oregonians in our work to build a strong movement for trans justice statewide. Contact Adrian Martinez (adrian@basicrights.org) if you’re interested in attending. 

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Marriage and More: The Future of the LGBT Rights Movement

Marriage and More: The Future of the LGBT Rights Movement

September 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

Join Basic Rights Oregon for Marriage and More: The Future of the LGBT Rights Movement, a talk from Shannon Minter Wednesday, October 2nd at 5:30pm in the White Stag Lecture Hall of UO in Portland and Thursday, October 3rd at 7pm in 175 Knight Law Center in Eugene!

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Q&A With Shannon Minter

Q&A With Shannon Minter

September 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

Check out this Q&A with the lead counsel in the California marriage equality case that held that all couples have the right to marry and that laws that limit rights based on sexual orientation are inherently discriminatory and legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Shannon Minter!

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Victory for trans students in California!

Victory for trans students in California!

August 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

California has taken a huge step forward in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of transgender students in public schools!

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