Portland
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.
PHOTOS: Portland Unfurls Its Pride
June 16 2014 1:07 PM ET

PHOTOS: Portland Unfurls Its Pride

Advocate.com Editors

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

Three Gay Men Attacked on Halloween for Dressing in Drag
November 05 2013 3:19 PM ET

Three Gay Men Attacked on Halloween for Dressing in Drag

Jase Peeples

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

Portland Trail Blazers Become First NBA Team to Support Marriage Equality Bill
October 17 2013 5:54 PM ET

Portland Trail Blazers Become First NBA Team to Support Marriage Equality Bill

Sunnivie Brydum

The Trail Blazers were joined by Portland's men and women's soccer team in supporting a push to put marriage equality on the Oregon ballot in 2014.

Cabbie Who Booted Lesbians Loses License
August 22 2013 3:01 PM ET

Cabbie Who Booted Lesbians Loses License

Sunnivie Brydum

A Portland cab driver who allegedly left a lesbian couple on the side of a highway has lost his permit to drive taxis — but not because of antigay discrimination.

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