August 8, 2012
Join us on Wednesday, August 8th for Benefits with Friends: A Dance Party for Trans Justice!
July 11, 2012
Join Basic Rights Oregon’s Trans Justice program for an evening to learn more about the state of trans Oregon.
June 28, 2012
“In a Bind” is a chest binder exchange program. We collect new and pre-owned binders from individuals who no longer need them, then pass the binders on, free of charge, to transgender and genderqueer youth in need.
June 21, 2012
Our most delicious fundraiser of the year! 2012 marks the 13th annual Bites for Rights Event.
On June 21st, 2012, restaurants, coffee shops, bars and bakeries around the state will donate a generous percentage of their day’s proceeds to Basic Rights Oregon. On this one day, you can feast to promote fairness for all LGBT Oregonians.
In 2011 restaurants state-wide took part in Bites for Rights including the Astoria Coffeehouse in Astoria and Left Coast Siesta in Manzanita. Along with Byways Café, Cupcake Jones, The Gilt Club, Crush, Genoa Restaurant, Big Ass Sandwiches and Mother’s Bistro & Bar to name a few from Portland.
Take a stand for equality by going out for coffee, brunch, drinks, dinner and dessert. With your help, we can send a powerful message to business owners that supporting LGBT equality is not only the right thing to do, but it’s good business too! By dining out all day long, YOU can help sustain Basic Rights Oregon’s efforts in transgender justice, racial justice and marriage equality.
Are you a restaurant, bar, coffee shop, food cart interested in participating in this year’s Bites for Rights? Does your business, organization, or community group want to take part in Bites for Rights for your monthly meeting with a restaurant near you? Contact Joe LeBlanc at Joe@basicrights.org or 503.222.6151 x113 for more details.
Mark your calendars for this year’s Bites for Rights – Thursday, June 21, 2012.
We would like to thank our Sponsors:
March 11, 2012
Join us for a very special screening of the films “Austin Unbound” and “Married in Spandex”, part of the Portland Women’s Film Festival (POW Fest), and a fundraiser for Basic Rights Education Fund.
October 29, 2011
With the recent victory with the City of Portland – Oregon is now home to two of the three municipalities in the US who have added trans–inclusive health care for its employees! This is a historic win in the fight to end the discrimination that transgender and gender non-conforming Oregonians face every day in accessing basic health care. And we are not stopping there!
That’s why Basic Rights Oregon is hosting a one-day leadership conference to empower trans Oregonians and our allies in our work to end health insurance discrimination. We’ll develop a shared strategy to win health care, explore how health care discrimination plays out in our community, and build the skills we need to make Oregon the first state to ban trans health care discrimination.
You can be part of a groundbreaking strategy to make Oregon the first state to ban health insurance discrimination against transgender people.
It’s one full day at the Q Center in Portland. Lunch and snacks will be provided for all attendees and participants. Limited space available, click here to register today!