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Without comprehensive equal rights legislation at the federal level, LGBTQ people are subject to an inconsistent patchwork of legal protections in their states and local communities. This leaves millions of our most marginalized people at risk of potential discrimination at work and in their daily lives.

That’s why The Human Rights Campaign fights for LGBTQ equality alongside lawmakers at the local and state levels across the country. Find out what HRC is doing in Oregon and how you can help secure equal rights for all of its LGBTQ citizens.


  • U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley
  • Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04)
  • Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01)
  • Rep. Earl Blumenauer (OR-03)
  • Rep. Kurt Schrader (OR-05)
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Communities in Oregon

HRC has communities all over the US, each with initiatives and events based on local priorities for LGBTQ rights and equality. See Oregon’s community below and discover how you can get involved.

  • Portland Steering Committee

    Portland, Oregon

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Opportunities for action vary from state to state, but our goal of equal rights for every LGBTQ person is the same everywhere. Check out these ways to volunteer in Oregon.

State Scorecard

Supports: Housing
Supports: Employment
Supports: Marriage Equality & Other Relationship Recognition
Supports: Hate Crimes
Supports: Public Accommodations
Supports: School Anti-Bullying
Supports: Education
Supports: Transgender Healthcare
Supports: Gender Marker Updates On Identification Documents
Supports: Anti-Conversion Therapy
Working Toward Innovative Equality
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