Basic Rights Oregon ensures 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 won a federal court case protecting transgender inclusion in public schools, helped defeat an anti-immigrant ballot measure, assisted over 600 people facing anti-LGBTQ discrimination, and helped plan the city of Portland’s first official Transgender Day of Visibility.
“I’m a third-grade transgender girl. I think it’s cool that Basic Rights fights for kids like me. My mom and I volunteer at Pride and at phone banks. I want everyone who is transgender to be loved and supported.” —Elliott, age 9