St. Mary's Academy Backs Down, Changes Policy on Hiring LGBT People

Lauren Brown still hasn't gotten her job back.


Bowing to public outcry, St. Mary’s Academy has agreed to broaden its hiring policy, with the board announcing it “has added sexual orientation to its equal employment opportunity policy.”It’s still unclear what that policy change means—both for the school’s faculty or for Lauren Brown, the woman St. Mary’s fired this month after learning she’s gay.Brown’s attorney, Gloria Trainor, ...   More
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 AARON MESH

Portland State University Named As a Top 25 "LGBT Friendly" School

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Portland State University is one of the Top 25 "LGBT-Friendly Colleges and Universities,” according to the Huffington Post. The study was done by Campus Pride, a national organization working to make campuses more inclusive. The survey includes such criteria as LGBT Academic Life, LGBT Counseling and Health and LGBT Policy Inclusion.“Campus Pride intends for the the index questionnaire to be more ...   More
Thursday, August 22, 2013 EMILY SCHIOLA

New Kit Pushes Acceptance for Oregon's LGBT Native Americans

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No Native American tribe in Oregon has laws that makes violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members a hate crime, but a new legal toolkit released today by Basic Rights Oregon hopes to change that.The toolkit contains example wording and ways for tribes create new laws to give rights to LGBT members of their nation, says Se-ah-dom Edmo, coordinator of the Indigenous Ways of Knowing ...   More
Monday, November 12, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Just Out Newspaper Ends Publication

"Three years of recession have taken their toll"


Via Byron Beck comes news that Just Out—"Oregon's Lesbian/Gay/Bi/Trans/Queer Newsmagazine"—is ending publication after 29 years.A short letter from publisher Marty Davis on the Just Out website reads as follows: Effective December 26, 2011, Just Out newsmagazine, serving Portland’s LGBTQ community since 1983, is no longer in business.Three years of recession have taken their toll. Please direct ...   More
Monday, December 26, 2011 by Ruth Brown

Graying The Rainbow

Gay seniors find a home where they can feel free to be themselves.

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Rainbow Vista in Gresham looks like any other retirement community. Austere facility on the outside, pastel floral wallpaper on the inside. But Rainbow Vista isn’t your typical old folks’ home   More
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 TIFFANY STUBBERT

Wyden Asks for Review of Ugandan Trade Status in Light of Anti-Gay Bill

Students at Southridge High School in Beaverton aren't the only ones taking action against Uganda's barbarous Anti-Homosexuality Bill. U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) recently sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stating, “I strongly urge you to communicate immediately to the Ugandan government, and President Yoweri Museveni directly, that Uganda's beneficiary status under ...   More
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 Ari Phillips

Oregon's Campus LGBT Pride Rankings

Dear Oregon universities, We are pleased to inform you that you have been placed on the Honor Roll of the LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index. The index owned by Campus Pride and supported by the Campus Pride Q Research Institute for Higher Education ranks schools in terms of their level of inclusion and respect towards the LGBT community. And it turns out that five of the six listed Oregon ...   More
Tuesday, August 3, 2010 Sarah Jacoby


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