Basic Rights Oregon


Basic Rights Oregon 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

This year, we helped pass a law that expanded insurance coverage of life-saving gender-affirming care for trans Oregon. We also worked to make schools safer for queer and trans students by providing trans-inclusion trainings to administration and teachers, and by helping elect progressive school board members.


“'I’m so glad you’re moving somewhere safe,' my dad said when I told him that our family could no longer live in Texas. We chose Portland because of the work of Basic Rights Oregon, which secures and expands protections for the LGBTQIA2S+ community. As legislators in red states erode the rights of the transgender community, more families like mine will seek refuge in safer states. BRO fights to ensure our safe landing." Karen Krajcer 

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.


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

$28,854 raised of $27,500 goal
424 donations
105% of Goal

(503) 222-6151

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Year Founded: 1999

Tax ID: 931266613

Basic Rights Oregon is in the Civil & Human Rights category which is sponsored by Davis Wright Tremaine.

They're a small-sized organization with activities in Clackamas Co., Multnomah Co. and Washington Co.

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