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March 2015

Basic Rights Oregon Lobby Day

March 24 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Willamette University,
900 State Street Salem, 97301 United States
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  Basic Rights Oregon works to ensure that all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Oregonians experience equality by building a broad and inclusive politically powerful movement, shifting public opinion, and achieving policy victories. Some of the issues Basic Rights is supporting during the 2015 Oregon Legislative session include: Youth Mental Health Protection Act End Profiling Ban the Box Increasing the Minimum Wage Earned Sick Days for Workers   Join us in Salem as we lobby our legislators on these important bills.  …

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February 2015

CIO Lobby Day

February 25 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
State Capitol,
900 Court St NE Salem, 97301 United States
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We are joining the Center for Intercultural Organizing on Wednesday February 25, 2015 as they go to Salem to lobby for an end to profiling. You will learn to tell your story by testifying in front of members of the Legislature and staff this is an opportunity where your voice makes a difference in the lives of those affected by profiling from law enforcement. By addressing profiling at the state level, you have the opportunity to help everyone impacted by…

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Basic Rights Oregon Open House

February 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Basic Rights Oregon,
310 SW 4th Ave Portland, OR United States
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We are excited to mobilize our communities in the upcoming legislative session to show our elected leaders that the people of Oregon refuse to perpetuate discrimination in our state and will defend our youth. We will need to collect stories, write to our elected officials, and lobby in Salem on behalf of these bills. Some of the issues Basic Rights is supporting during the 2015 Oregon Legislative session include:   Youth Mental Health Protection Act End Profiling Ban the Box…

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January 2015

Trans Healthcare Workshop: Oregon Health Plan

January 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
209 SW 4th Ave. Portland, 97204 United States
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This workshop will help you understand the updates to Oregon Health Plan and how you can access medical care. Our panelists will walk you through how to access covered services, what’s covered, and answer questions from the audience. FREE RAPID HIV TESTING! DINNER PROVIDED! In order to make this space safe and accessible for those with chemical sensitivies, please refrain from wearing scented products in the space and wash your hands after smoking. Pivot has one front door with 3 steps…

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November 20142014

Our Families: Social and Informational Gathering

November 18, 2014 @ 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Basic Rights Oregon,
310 SW 4th Ave Portland, OR United States
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JOIN OUR FAMILIES! Our Families is the LGBTQ People of Color Leadership Program at Basic Rights Oregon  The Our Families Leadership Program is a FREE opportunity for LGBTQ people of color to: Take action on (LGBTQ) Racial Justice Issues, Policy Priorities and Campaigns Build community and relationships with each other Gain leadership skills Access resources to impact racial justice issues and campaigns And Much More! *all interested may not be able to join Our Families due to capacity; but all…

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Election Night

November 4, 2014

      Basic Rights Oregon and the Equality PAC invite you to join us for election night celebrations to honor and appreciate our collective hard work to elect pro-equality candidates and preserve the Safe Roads Act with a win on Yes on Measure 88. Spend the evening with friends and fellow justice seekers as we watch the election returns and toast to our amazing election work to build political power for LGBT Oregonians.   Election Night: Tuesday, November 4th   Basic Rights…

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October 2014

Trans Health Workshop: Private Insurance

October 25, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Are you a transgender person with private insurance (Kaiser, AETNA, Cigna, etc.)? Do you purchase insurance through the health care exchange or receive it through your employer?Join Basic Rights Oregon’s Trans Justice program to learn about private insurance companies and trans people!Trans Health Care Workshop: Private InsuranceOctober 25th1-3pmRSVP here: http://bit.ly/1tuJSrUThis workshop will help you understand your health care plan and how to navigate things that aren’t covered.  Consumer advocates from the Department of Consumer and Business Services will be on hand…

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Trans Health Phone Conference 2014

October 19, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Basic Rights Oregon presentsTrans Health Insurance Phone Conference 2014: What you need to know about OHP, Medicare, and Private Insurance!Sunday October 19th2:00-3:00 PM PSTRSVP here: http://bit.ly/1xqSDB1 Conference Dial-in Number: (712) 432-1500Access Code: 932821#Join Basic Rights Oregon’s Trans Justice program and trans policy experts to learn about Oregon’s shifting healthcare landscape!We know not everyone could make it to our in person health forum on October 9th. That’s why we decided to convene over the phone to make sure you had access to…

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#spiritday: go purple to stand up against bullying

October 16, 2014

    #spiritday: go purple on October 16th to stand up against bullying   Millions go purple on Spirit Day in a stand against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. Observed annually since 2010, individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, and public figures wear purple, which symbolizes ‘spirit’ on the rainbow flag. Take the pledge to go purple now: http://glaad.org/spiritday This year GLAAD will celebrate Spirit Day on October 16 where we will all stand…

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October 10, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - October 11, 2014 @ 12:00 am

    Mark your calendars for  the event of the year – Ignite.  Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to celebrate a monumental year for LGBT equality and to honor those who played a significant role in the work to make 2014 one for the history books.   IGNITE Basic Rights Oregon’s Gala Friday, October 10, 2014 Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Avenue VIP Dinner – 5:30pm Main Event – 7:30pm   Purchase your tickets here!   ASL Interpretation provided upon…

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