It’s Not All About Us

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A delegate to the DNC says we aren’t a single issue people.

Citizen Sam

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An unusually candid interview with Portland history maker Mayor Sam Adams.

Jefferson Smith

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An interview with Portland mayoral candidate Jefferson Smith.

Charlie Hales

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An interview with Portland mayoral candidate Charlie Hales.

Secretary Of State Brown

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Oregon’s Secretary of State Kate Brown’s political fight for right.

Tina Kotek: Superhero Rising

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Rep. Kotek very proudly represents the solidly blue House District 44 as well as the LGBT community, in Salem.

Obama & Marriage

President Obama became the first President to come out in support of same-sex marriage, when he spoke in support of of the freedom to marry on ABC’s Good Morning America in May. “Today’s announcement is historic and it is a pivotal moment for the freedom to marry in Oregon and the nation. We’ll want to [...]

Trans Landmark Decision

s a result of a lawsuit filed by the Transgender Law Center, the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) in a recent landmark decision ruled that transgender people are protected by a federal statute’s (Title VII) prohibition against sex discrimination in the workplace. the EEOC issued a ruling that intentional discrimination against a transgender individual is [...]

Senate Bill 1555: Safer Schools

Schools will be a bit safer starting July 1, 2012 for kids. Senate Bill 1555, which amends the Oregon Safe School Act, requiring school employees to report acts of harassment, intimidation and of cyber bullying, becomes law on that day. The bill passed both the Senate and the House unanimously.

BRO statement on VP Biden Support

Basic Rights Oregon’s Executive Director Jeana Frazzini released the following statement today: “We are heartened by the exciting news over the past 24 hours that Vice Joe President Biden and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan have come out in support of the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. They join former Presidents Clinton and Carter, former [...]