Jeana Frazzini is often credited for her work in bringing marriage equality to Oregon, as well as transitioning Basic Rights Oregon into a multi-faceted advocacy group for LGTBQ issues.
Frazzini told OPB that part of that organizational change means stepping down.
“The work has changed for LGBT community building and policy advocacy and the kind of work that Basic Rights Oregon does,” said Frazzini. “And there needs to be voices that reflect different experiences.”
New co-directors Amy Herzfeld and Nancy Haque will take the helm of the organization in July.
As for Frazzini, she said after leaving Basic Rights Oregon she’ll exercise her own right to marry.
She plans to wed her longtime partner, Portland chef Collin McFayden.
Frazzini stopped by OPB to speak with Weekend Edition Host John Sepulvado. Listen to the full conversation above.