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.


“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, Basic Rights Oregon Board Member

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.

$39,905 raised of $27,500 goal
509 donations
145% 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

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