Mar 21, 2013
Governor McCrory’s budget proposal announced Wednesday would cut $8 million from the state’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program. The program provides medications to qualified North Carolinians living with HIV who cannot otherwise afford them. Take action.
Mar 21, 2013
Buncombe County commissioners voted 4-3 on Tuesday to offer domestic partner benefits to the same-sex partners of county employees. The Western North Carolina county, home to county seat Asheville, becomes the fourth county in North Carolina to offer such benefits to LGBT couples, following Durham, Mecklenburg and Orange Counties. Several cities, including Asheville, already offer domestic partner benefits.
Mar 16, 2013
Green Street United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem says it won’t marry heterosexual couples until same-gender couples can marry. Instead of marriage ceremonies, council members at Green Street United Methodist are asking pastors to only conduct relationship blessings in the sanctuary.
Mar 14, 2013
The North Carolina Justice Center announced today that Equality NC is a 2013 recipient of a Defenders of Justice Award. The award, presented at the The Fifteenth Annual Defenders of Justice Awards ceremony in May 2013, honor those who have made significant contributions in the fight against poverty in four areas that reflect the scope of the Justice Center’s work: Grassroots Empowerment, Legislative Advocacy, Litigation, and Policy Research and Advocacy.
Mar 13, 2013
As the Supreme Court judges the fate of DOMA and Prop 8, join us on a historic day as we--as a nation--call for full LGBT equality. Attend a vigil hosted by Equality NC and others near you.
Feb 27, 2013
Equality NC joined 27 other organizations from 23 states by signing on to an Amicus Curiae (“friend of the court”) Brief filed today in the Hollingsworth v. Perry and United States v. Windsor cases currently before the Supreme Court. Hollingsworth v. Perry would strike down California’s Proposition 8, prohibiting marriage equality, and US v. Windsor would strike down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Feb 20, 2013
Today, the Williams Institute and the Center for American Progress published a research brief analyzing the impact of an executive order preventing discrimination against LGBT workers. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) workers continue to face widespread discrimination and harassment in the workplace. However, no federal statute explicitly prohibits such discrimination.
Feb 12, 2013
New Bern residents packed the Lawson's Landing Cafe last night for Equality NC's kickoff of the "Making Our Voices Count" Town Hall Tour.
Feb 11, 2013
Equality NC kicks off its statewide Making Our Voices Town Hall Tour in New Bern, NC, Monday, February 11, at 6 p.m., from the Lawson's Landing Cafe
(529 S Front St. New Bern, NC.)
Feb 1, 2013
Anti-gay North Carolina Values Coalition has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court to defend North Carolina's Amendment One as the high court takes up two cases related to marriage equality.
Jan 30, 2013
On Monday, a spokesperson for the national Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced that the organization will soon consider ending their controversial anti-gay policies regarding national membership and leadership.
Jan 29, 2013
On Tuesday, in conjunction with a speech on immigration reform in Las Vegas, President Obama released the outline of his comprehensive immigration reform proposal, including calls for equal treatment for bi-national, same-sex couples.
Jan 29, 2013
Hours after lesbian Army wife Ashley Broadway was named Fort Bragg's 2013 “Spouse of the Year,” the base’s spouses club, the Association of Bragg Officers' Spouses (or ABOS) — which for two months rejected Broadway's bid to join — reversed course and invited her "to become a full member.”
Jan 20, 2013
Conflicting reports about a male-identified transgender student who desires to remain at Winston-Salem’s all-female Salem College have drawn the attention of national media includingRush Limbaugh, who weighed in on the subject on January 14, in his typical, misinformed and inflammatory manner.
Jan 11, 2013
On December 4, 2012, after paying their bill at a New Bern eatery The Stingray Café, lesbian patrons Ariel and Shawnee McPhail were handed a shocking letter by restaurant owner Ed McGovern. The letter condemned their sexuality.
Dec 10, 2012
On December 7, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear cases reviewing Prop 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act. The first case will likely be heard sometime in Spring 2013.
Nov 9, 2012
Every year at the end of November, communities around the world come together to commemorate the Transgender Day of Remembrance—a day dedicated to honoring transgender individuals who have lost their lives to acts of violence over the past year. This year, Equality NC will join North Carolinians statewide by hosting events to commemorate this day, mourn those who are no longer with us, and recommit to our collective pledge to never stop fighting for Equality.
Oct 30, 2012
The North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP will continue its "Million Voters March III Campaign" with a tour around the state in a lead up to Election Day. The campaign was launched during the NC NAACP State Convention earlier this month and will include tour stops by NC NAACP State Conference President Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II.
Oct 29, 2012
Equality NC Foundation is proud to announce that the "historic two," openly-lesbian North Carolina General Assembly candidates Deb Butler and Susan Wilson, will headline this year's keynote panel from the 2012 Equality Conference on November 17, in Greensboro, NC.
Oct 28, 2012
An openly-gay political operative who has worked on several Republican campaigns in Buncombe County used an anti-gay slur on Twitter to describe openly-lesbian North Carolina House candidate Susan Wilson.
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