As you know, Oregon has long been home to some incredible strides for gay and lesbian communities. But you may not know that Oregon is also home to many milestones for transgender communities: the first trans delegate to the Democratic National Convention. The first transgender doctor to treat transgender patients. Oregon was one of the […]
The past few years have seen a significant uptick in public and media attention on issues affecting transgender individuals—here in Oregon, nationally and internationally. These stories are often deeply personal and highly complex. Basic Rights Oregon has worked with GLAAD—the national expert on LGBT issues in the media—to host informational briefings for Oregon media on […]
Basic Rights Oregon is profoundly excited the Oregon Health Plan now includes transgender health care. The new health care policy makes it possible for trans people to get lifesaving health care effective January 1, 2015. For a broad overview of what this means, click or download this link: OHP Fact Sheet.
Individuals seeking resources and answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Oregon Health Plan coverage, click or download this link: OHP FAQ for Individuals.
Welcome to Basic Rights Oregon’s Vote Equality Guide to pro-equality candidates. These are our endorsements for the 2014 General Election. Electing pro-equality candidates to public office across the state is now more important than ever. Following our historic marriage victory, we have the momentum to build political power, defend the progress we have made, and […]
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Basic Rights Oregon’s Trans Justice Team invites you to learn more on how to navigate health care as a trans person. Check out the dates below to learn more and RSVP! All sessions are free of charge, ADA accessible and scent free. More dates to be added soon! Trans Health Insurance Phone Conference 2014 Sunday,October […]
“I believe in fairness, justice, and dignity for all people. It’s important for all of us to stand up for and be visible in our support for each other.” -June Arima Schumann
Most of us have a story to share. The team at Basic Rights Oregon wants to help empower you to share your experiences.