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Clay Aiken Announces Candidacy for Congress in North Carolina's 2nd District

Feb 5, 2014

Clay Aiken Announces Candidacy for Congress in North Carolina's 2nd District

Clay Aiken, the North Carolina special-education teacher who became an internationally recognized recording artist, announced today that he will run as a Democratic candidate for United States Congress in the Second Congressional District.

N.C. Democratic Party Makes Major Trans-Inclusive Move

Feb 1, 2014

N.C. Democratic Party Makes Major Trans-Inclusive Move

Members of the North Carolina Democratic Party’s State Executive Council voted unanimously on Saturday morning to advance a transgender-inclusive measure, bringing the state party in line with non-discrimination and inclusive standards set by the national Democratic Party.

BREAKING: BCBSNC to Provide Family Coverage for Same-Sex Couples and All Domestic Partners in ACA plans

Jan 29, 2014

BREAKING: BCBSNC to Provide Family Coverage for Same-Sex Couples and All Domestic Partners in ACA plans

BREAKING: In a reversal, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina will now offer family coverage to same-sex couples and all domestic partners in ACA plans.

LGBT Health Care: What are the Options?

Jan 21, 2014

LGBT Health Care: What are the Options?

Many of us in the LGBT community have long been left out when it comes to health insurance. It has been too hard to find coverage that treats our families fairly, that covers the care we need, and that doesn’t break the bank.

Equality NC Responds to Anti-LGBT Group's Endorsement of Senate Candidate

Jan 10, 2014

Equality NC Responds to Anti-LGBT Group's Endorsement of Senate Candidate

Equality NC responded today to news that Concerned Women for America, a D.C.-based anti-LGBT group, has endorsed Rev. Mark Harris. "The endorsement of Republican Senate candidate Mark Harris by the virulently anti-LGBT Concerned Women for American, as well as his praise for this certified hate group, should give all fair-minded North Carolinians pause as they head to the polls this year."

30 Days Kick-off to #MoralMarch. All Roads Lead to Raleigh on February 8.

Jan 8, 2014

30 Days Kick-off to #MoralMarch. All Roads Lead to Raleigh on February 8.

Today, Equality NC and other HKonJ partners joined the NAACP of North Carolina for the official kick-off of the 30-day countdown to #MoralMarch, on Saturday, Feb. 8, in Raleigh. Join us.

Equality NC-Led Panel to Address Recent Attacks on LGBT Students and Families

Dec 9, 2013

Equality NC-Led Panel to Address Recent Attacks on LGBT Students and Families

Equality NC will lead a panel discussion of state and national LGBT leaders, Wednesday, December 11, at 6:30p.m., from Charlotte’s Time Out Youth Center (2320-A North Davidson Street, Charlotte, N.C. 28205). The hour-long "Roundtable on Safe Schools" will respond to a series of recent incidents impacting the state’s LGBT-identified children and families.

Lydia Lavelle Sworn In As North Carolina's First Openly-Lesbian Mayor

Dec 3, 2013

Lydia Lavelle Sworn In As North Carolina's First Openly-Lesbian Mayor

Lydia Lavelle was sworn in as Carrboro’s new mayor Tuesday evening, making history as North Carolina’s first openly-lesbian mayor.

Equality NC to Hold Wilmington Press Conference Responding to Public Funding of Anti-Gay Schools

Nov 25, 2013

Equality NC to Hold Wilmington Press Conference Responding to Public Funding of Anti-Gay Schools

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.

Equality NC Responds to Wilmington School’s Anti-Gay Policy

Nov 21, 2013

Equality NC Responds to Wilmington School’s Anti-Gay Policy

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.

Equality NC Announces Crucial Conversation About Campaign to Win Parenting and Marriage Equality

Nov 19, 2013

Equality NC Announces Crucial Conversation About Campaign to Win Parenting and Marriage Equality

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.

Equality NC Calls on Gov. McCrory to Reconsider Collins Appointment to N.C. Task Force on Safer Schools

Nov 14, 2013

Equality NC Calls on Gov. McCrory to Reconsider Collins Appointment to N.C. Task Force on Safer Schools

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.

Equality NC Announces NORTH CAROLINA ELECTEDS FOR EQUALITY

Nov 12, 2013

Equality NC Announces NORTH CAROLINA ELECTEDS FOR EQUALITY

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.

N.C. Senators Split Vote on ENDA Passage

Nov 7, 2013

N.C. Senators Split Vote on ENDA Passage

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.

Winston-Salem's Janet Joyner Receives 2013 Equality NC Foundation Bob Page Equality Champion Award

Nov 4, 2013

Winston-Salem's Janet Joyner Receives 2013 Equality NC Foundation Bob Page Equality Champion Award

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.

N.C. Rep. Tricia Cotham Receives Equality NC Foundation Legislative Leadership Award

Nov 3, 2013

N.C. Rep. Tricia Cotham Receives Equality NC Foundation Legislative Leadership Award

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.

N.C. Sen. Josh Stein Receives Equality NC Foundation's Inaugural Jamie Kirk Hahn Ally Award

Oct 31, 2013

N.C. Sen. Josh Stein Receives Equality NC Foundation's Inaugural Jamie Kirk Hahn Ally Award

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.

North Carolina Announces New Tax Directives for Same-Sex Spouses

Oct 22, 2013

North Carolina Announces New Tax Directives for Same-Sex Spouses

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.'

Freedom Center for Social Justice Receives Inaugural 2013 Equality NC Foundation “Organization of the Year” Award

Oct 18, 2013

Freedom Center for Social Justice Receives Inaugural 2013 Equality NC Foundation “Organization of the Year” Award

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.

Equality NC Foundation Announces 2013 Equality Awards

Oct 17, 2013

Equality NC Foundation Announces 2013 Equality Awards

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.

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