Basic Rights Oregon is committed to being a resource for community groups, employers and organizations to ensure that LGBTQ Oregonians experience equality. We receive more requests for speakers and trainings than we can fulfill. Please submit your training and/or speaking request with at least two months’ notice of your meeting or event to provide us with adequate time to evaluate our capacity, tailor the training or remarks to meet the needs of your organization, or refer you to appropriate resources.

Please email your request to and include the following information:

  • Your name
  • Event date
  • Event location
  • Length of presentation and format (i.e. panel with Q & A, lecture, workshop, etc.)
  • Audience size and description
  • Brief description of event including what specific topics/learning you want to be addressed in our presentation

Some popular presentation topics include:

Our training and education program is paid, and training fees are determined on a case by case basis. Training fees are used to pay for contracting, staff, and administrative costs, and are essential to the success and availability of our programs. We understand that not all entities can afford to pay for our content, so from time to time we are able to provide no-cost curriculum depending on capacity and the specific profile of the entity and content.

Requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. If a presentation request cannot be met within the timeline provided, every attempt will be made to make a referral to appropriate services in a timely manner. We also have a broad network of effective partner groups and trainers and may be able to share a resource that’s a better fit.

For more information, please email