News from within the borders of Portland, Oregon and the fight for LGBT equality there. Domestic partnership is legal in Oregon, although the constitution was changed in 2004 to define marriage as between one man and one woman after a string of same-sex marriages occurred. Learn more about past and present obstacles toward achieving equality in Portland including hate crimes law, transgender rights, adoption, and other rights denied to same-sex couples and LGBT people. Learn about individuals—activists, politicians, and allies—who have helped us make strides toward equality. We also cover the campaigns of groups opposed to marriage equality and explore how gay marriage is covered in mainstream media. We stay on top of developments so that you can stay informed about this issue.

The former Portland black chapter of PFLAG, the only one of its kind in the nation, declares independence and sets a course toward racial justice.  

August 25 2016 6:34 AM

A court in Portland, Ore., ruled that a man who told transgender customers to stay away from the bar he owned must pay them $400,000 in damages.

September 23 2015 2:41 PM

For generations, kids would toss shoelace-tied old sneakers up and over power lines crisscrossing their streets. Now this.

July 15 2015 3:06 PM

D. David Robinson's photos show that Pride is bright in Portland, rain or shine.

June 16 2014 1:07 PM

A group of people brutally attacked three gay men dressed in drag in downtown Portland, Ore., on Halloween.

November 05 2013 2:19 PM