Basic Rights Education


Basic Rights Education Fund will ensure that all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Oregonians experience equality by building a broad and inclusive politically powerful movement, shifting public opinion, and achieving policy victories.

Bottom Line for Portland

In the past year we helped pass bills banning the LGBTQ Panic Defense in Oregon and ensuring that transgender people are protected from discrimination under state law. We also delivered almost 100 transgender inclusion trainings to Oregon employers and assisted over 500 people experiencing anti-LGBTQ discrimination.


“The work that BRO does helps protect vulnerable members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community get more of the legal protections they need to thrive, ensuring things like the trans panic defense cannot be used against us.” Erin Waters, Black and Beyond the Binary

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As an organization whose mission is to ensure equality for a historically marginalized group, diversity, equity and inclusion work is at the heart of everything we do. We serve all LGBTQ Oregonians with an intentional focus on racial and transgender justice. 


Supporters who give $50 or more will receive a $25 gift card from SuperDeluxe and a $25 gift card from Snappy’s sandwich shop.

Business Partner(s)

SuperDeluxe & Snappy’s are quintessentially Portland restaurants who are supporting LGBTQ equality in our city through their incentive gifts.

$27,558 raised of $25,000 goal
345 donations
110% of Goal

(503) 317-6932

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Year Founded: 1999

Tax ID: 931266613

Basic Rights Education is in the Civil & Human Rights category which is sponsored by Comcast

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