Oregon Medicaid agreed to pay for treatments for low-income transgender people. Doctors, insurance representatives and even a U.S. senator tried to help Michelle Storm use the benefit. More than a year later, she is still waiting.
The beds sagged. The windows rattled, and the walls stayed sticky. But for 90 people, the Joyce Hotel was home. Then the building's owner evicted the tenants in the middle of a citywide housing emergency.
Walter Dickens waited his entire life to live with his mother. After a gunman killed her and eight others at Umpqua Community College, Dickens must figure out how to live without her.
Oregon and Washington have long barred employers from firing workers because of their gender identity. Yet most schools remain unprepared for the coming wave of transgender teachers, staff and students.