News: Transgender Justice

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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Front and Center: KOKUMỌ

Front and Center: KOKUMỌ

August 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

We’re hugely excited to be having KOKUMỌ join us for our September 12th event, Front and Center, a showcase featuring trans performers of color. Get more details and sign up to attend here! 

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VICTORY: Birth certificates for transgender Oregonians!

VICTORY: Birth certificates for transgender Oregonians!

June 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

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.

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Join us for the Trans Justice Listening Sessions!

Join us for the Trans Justice Listening Sessions!

June 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

This summer, we’re holding community-specific listening sessions with trans communities of color, trans women’s communities, and trans youth communities.

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Immigrating While Trans – Navigating Legal Barriers and Discrimination

Immigrating While Trans – Navigating Legal Barriers and Discrimination

May 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

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 […]

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