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All relevant news and information regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in The Beaver State.


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Midterms Preview: 6 Big Election Stories to Watch That Could Impact LGBTQ Equality

By Adam Polaski • November 5, 2018, 11:12 am The 2018 midterm elections could yield historic results for LGBTQ Americans – both in terms of pro-LGBTQ policies affirmed and LGBTQ representation in government at the local, state, and federal levels.
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The LGBTQ Cases to Watch at the U.S. Supreme Court This Term

By Adam Polaski • October 1, 2018, 4:17 pm The Supreme Court could hear any number of cases concerning LGBTQ nondiscrimination during their upcoming term — take a look at our analysis here.
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Oregon Judge Rejects Anti-Transgender Arguments, Upholding School District’s Inclusive Policy

By Adam Polaski • July 30, 2018, 8:33 am The federal judge in Oregon denied a motion for a preliminary injunction and granted a motion to dismiss from Basic Rights Oregon, a statewide LGBTQ organization in the Beaver State represented by the ACLU, which intervened in the case. 
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Victories Across the Board For Transgender People Nationwide

By Shane Stahl • July 28, 2018, 12:33 pm Major wins for transgender students and a win for two transgender women in Wisconsin highlight the week's news.
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Oregon Supreme Court Denies Review of Case Similar to Masterpiece Cakeshop, Leaving LGBTQ Protections in Place

By Shane Stahl • June 22, 2018, 5:08 pm The court upholds an earlier ruling saying the plaintiff's unlawfully discriminated against a same sex couple.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Anti-LGBTQ Moves in TX and OH, a Show of Support in MA and GA, and Positive Rulings in PA and OR

By Shane Stahl • June 22, 2018, 5:00 pm Victories in the courts, protections enacted in GA, but anti-LGBTQ moves in OH and TX.
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Blockbuster Week for Transgender Students: Big Developments in Cases Involving Dignity & Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • May 25, 2018, 12:13 pm This week wraps up one of the busiest weeks of litigation ever in the ongoing fight in the courts to secure LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination protections – and increase understanding among more Americans on what it means to be transgender.
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Years After Being Kicked Out of a Cab, Oregon Woman Underlines Need for Nationwide LGBTQ Protections

January 28, 2018, 12:08 pm Kate Neal of Portland, Oregon shares her story of discrimination, and why she believes inthe importance equal protections for everyone under the law.
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Closer Than Ever to His Dream of Service: Transgender Recruit Takes Steps Toward Enlisting in U.S. Air Force

January 24, 2018, 4:33 pm Logan is one of the first openly transgender people in the country to apply for enlistment in the United States military, as Trump’s ban on transgender people serving openly was halted and a court order required that transgender Americans be eligible for enlistment beginning January 1.
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Point of Pride Opens Applications for 2018 Transgender Surgery Fund

By Shane Stahl • November 6, 2017, 4:39 pm Point of Pride, a 501(c)(3) organization operating out of Eugene, OR that serves the international transgender community, has opened applications for its 2018 Annual Transgender Surgery Fund.
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After Months of Digging in on Anti-LGBT HB2, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory is Poised to Lose Reelection Bid

By Adam Polaski • November 10, 2016, 2:17 pm Beyond North Carolina, there were other bright spots last night that we should remember. These local victories are reminders that we can and will continue making progress in our communities.
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Advocate & Entrepreneur Aydian Dowling: I Was Fired for Being Transgender

September 7, 2016, 9:40 am "A lot of people say that I must not have any issues being trans," Aydian Dowling said. But just a few years ago, Aydian was fired for being transgender, a story familiar with far too many transgender people.