In 2015, Oregon joined a small group of states to include treatment for gender dysphoria in its Medicaid program, giving access to lifesaving health care to transgender Oregonians through the Oregon Health Plan. Transgender people in Oregon and across the nation experience extreme rates of violence and poverty and have suicide attempt rates of […]
Learning how to support transgender community members and loved ones can be hard for many people. Here are a few resources to support and affirm transgender people.
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.