Dec 3, 2013
Lydia Lavelle was sworn in as Carrboro’s new mayor Tuesday evening, making history as North Carolina’s first openly-lesbian mayor.
Nov 25, 2013
Equality NC, North Carolina’s statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) advocacy organization, will lead a press conference in response to new laws allowing public funding of anti-gay schools Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 4:30 p.m., from Wilmington, N.C.
Nov 21, 2013
A Wilmington, NC, elementary school eligible to receive taxpayer funding in 2014 is instituting a policy that its students may not have an LGBT family member. Take action.
Nov 19, 2013
Join Equality NC, the ACLU of NC, and NC Policy Watch, December 3, 2013, for a crucial conversation about the campaign to win parenting and marriage rights for LGBT couples in North Carolina with some of the movement’s leaders and family members involved in the lawsuit.
Nov 14, 2013
Equality NC responded today to news that N.C. Governor Pat McCrory has appointed Buddy Collins, an outspoken opponent of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality, to serve on the state’s Task Force on Safer Schools.
Nov 12, 2013
Equality NC today announced the formation of NC Electeds for Equality, a bi-partisan peer network of elected officials representing communities from across North Carolina and at every level of state and local government. NC Electeds for Equality includes elected officials at various levels of government in North Carolina who are supportive of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) rights and justice.
Nov 7, 2013
During a successful floor vote on Thursday, passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), 64-32, North Carolina’s two U.S. senators split their votes on the LGBT workplace protection bill.
Nov 4, 2013
Equality NC Foundation announced today that Winston-Salem advocate for Lesbian, Gay, Bixesual and Transgender (LGBT) rights, Janet Joyner, will receive the 2013 Equality NC Foundation Bob Page Equality Champion Award, presented at the 2013 Equality NC Foundation Gala, November 9, in Greensboro.
Nov 3, 2013
Equality NC Foundation announced today that North Carolina State Representative Tricia Cotham (D-Mecklenburg), will receive the organization’s 2013 Legislative Leadership Award, presented at the 2013 Equality NC Foundation Gala, November 9, in Greensboro.
Oct 31, 2013
Equality NC Foundation announced today that North Carolina State Senator Josh Stein (D-Wake), would receive the inaugural Jamie Kirk Hahn Ally Award, presented from the 2013 Equality NC Foundation Gala, November 9, in Greensboro.
Oct 22, 2013
On October 18, the North Carolina Department of Revenue released a new directive on tax filing status for legally-married same sex couples living in North Carolina. According to the directive, because North Carolina does not recognize same-sex marriages, individuals who enter into a same-sex marriage in another state will not be able to file a state of North Carolina personal income tax return using the filing status of 'married filing jointly' or 'married filing separately.'
Oct 18, 2013
Equality NC Foundation announced today that Charlotte-based Freedom Center for Social Justice (FCSJ) will receive the inaugural 2013 Equality NC Foundation “Organization of the Year” Award.
Oct 17, 2013
Equality NC Foundation is pleased to announce this year's Equality Award recipients from the 2013 Equality Gala, including Sen. Josh Stein (Jamie Kirk Hahn Ally Award), Rep. Tricia Cotham (Legislative Leadership Award), Janet Joyner (Bob Page Equality Champion Award), and Freedom Center for Social Justice (Organization of the Year Award), accepted by founder Bishop Tonyia Rawls.
Oct 10, 2013
Equality NC Foundation is proud to announce that North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper will be the keynote speaker at the 2013 Equality NC Foundation Gala: "A Celebration of Home," November 9, 2013, in downtown Greensboro. This beloved North Carolina native son, vocal opponent of Amendment One, and all-around supporter of LGBT rights, will headline the year's biggest pro-Equality event.
Oct 9, 2013
This week for the annual National Coming Out Day, Friday, October 11, Equality NC remembers and celebrates the life of Matthew Shepherd.
Sep 24, 2013
Equality NC's executive director Chris Sgro was chosen to the inaugural cohort of Arcus LGBT Leadership Initiative Fellows. The fellowships will support the efforts over the next year of eleven U.S.-based leaders of the LGBT movement.
Sep 23, 2013
A new poll released on September 20, 2013, from NC-based Elon University Polling found that 43% of North Carolinians now support full marriage equality for same-gender couples. This represents a five percentage point increase in support for the freedom to marry in only seven months.
Sep 10, 2013
A new poll released on September 9, 2013, from NC-based Public Policy Polling (PPP) found that the vast majority of North Carolinians (73%) think employers should not be able to discriminate against gay and transgender workers compared to just 16 percent who think they should be able to. Currently North Carolina workers can be legally fired for either being gay or transgender or being perceived as gay or transgender.
Sep 10, 2013
Equality NC responded today to the news that controversial anti-gay author Orson Scott Card has been named to the UNC-TV Board of Trustees, appointed by Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger, R-Guilford. Card, a Greensboro resident who once compared Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler, was appointed this week to the board for a two-year term.
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