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Equality NC and North Carolinians Statewide Commemorate the Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, November 20, 2012

Nov 9, 2012

Equality NC and North Carolinians Statewide Commemorate the Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, November 20, 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.

NC NAACP Continues "Million Voters March III Campaign" With GOTV Tour Across North Carolina

Oct 30, 2012

NC NAACP Continues "Million Voters March III Campaign" With GOTV Tour Across North Carolina

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.

Equality NC Foundation Announces 2012 Conference Keynote Panel, Featuring Deb Butler & Susan Wilson

Oct 29, 2012

Equality NC Foundation Announces 2012 Conference Keynote Panel, Featuring Deb Butler & Susan Wilson

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.

Equality NC Responds to Anti-Gay Slur Used Against Openly-Lesbian N.C. House Candidate Susan Wilson

Oct 28, 2012

Equality NC Responds to Anti-Gay Slur Used Against Openly-Lesbian N.C. House Candidate Susan Wilson

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.

 Equality NC Responds to Reports N.C. Man was Confined By Church For Being Gay

Oct 24, 2012

Equality NC Responds to Reports N.C. Man was Confined By Church For Being Gay

A 22-year-old man has accused his former Rutherford County church of holding him against his will for four months in an effort to change his sexual orientation.

Equality NC Responds to Recent Asheville Hate Incident

Oct 15, 2012

Equality NC Responds to Recent Asheville Hate Incident

Two gay men from Charlotte say they were verbally assaulted then attacked during a recent visit to Asheville. Mark Little says two women and a man pulled up alongside he and his partner as they walked back to their hotel on September 23rd and began shouting gay slurs. Then the man got out and beat Little causing face and head injuries. Asheville Police are investigating, but no arrests have been made in the apparent hate incident.

C&G Update: Rep. Larry Hall to Receive Equality NC Foundation 2012 Legislative Leadership Award

Oct 15, 2012

C&G Update: Rep. Larry Hall to Receive Equality NC Foundation 2012 Legislative Leadership Award

Equality NC Foundation is proud to announce that North Carolina Representative Larry Hall will be the recipient of our 2012 Legislative Leadership Award to be presented at this year's Equality Gala on November 17, in Greensboro.

Equality NC Action Fund Announces Pro-Equality Phone Banks in Durham

Oct 10, 2012

Equality NC Action Fund Announces Pro-Equality Phone Banks in Durham

In 2011, anti-equality legislators targeted us by putting Amendment One on the ballot. Now it’s time to return the favor.

Equality NC Foundation Announces 2012 Gala Keynote, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II

Oct 8, 2012

Equality NC Foundation Announces 2012 Gala Keynote, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II

Equality NC Foundation is proud to announce that this year's keynote speaker for the 2012 Equality Gala on November 17, will be the Reverend Dr. William J. Barber, II, President of the North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP.

Historic Number of LGBT Candidates Out to Serve North Carolina This Election Season

Oct 1, 2012

Historic Number of LGBT Candidates Out to Serve North Carolina This Election Season

Spurred by the Amendment One fight, this fall’s election includes the most out LGBT legislative candidates in North Carolina ever. Right now, three gay or lesbian candidates--Deb Butler, Susan Wilson, and Marcus Brandon--have come out for the right to serve our state in this historic general election for pro-equality hopefuls ...and they need your help.

Sep 27, 2012

Equality NC Action Fund's Inaugural Tuesday Twitter Town Hall Features Candidate Conversations and Voter Engagement

Equality NC Action Fund's first “Tuesday Twitter Town Hall” was designed to promote its pro-equality #NC endorsements and provide a forum for election education and interactivity among pro-equality candidates and voters using #vote4equalityNC.

Sep 25, 2012

Equality NC Action Fund Announces 2012 Statewide & Judicial Candidate Endorsements

Equality NC Action Fund, the political action committee (PAC) of North Carolina’s statewide Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) advocacy group, Equality NC, today announced its second round of endorsements for the 2012 General Election. These endorsements highlight candidates in races for Governor, Council of State, and key judicial races, and join the list of preferred candidates for legislative races announced last week.

Sep 20, 2012

Equality NC Partners With Rock the Vote to Bring You a Better Online Voter Registration Experience

Our work never stops. We are constantly registering new voters, and we need your help. Equality NC Action Fund has partnered with our friends at ROCK THE VOTE for the easiest way to register to vote--an online voter registration tool that's simple, easy, and dare we say, fun.

Sep 14, 2012

Scholarships Now Available for the Victory Fund's Candidate & Campaign Training

Scholarships are now available for Victory Fund's Candidate and Campaign Training, offering attendees the unique experience of working with political consultants and hearing from openly LGBT elected officials to learn the fundamentals of running for election and working on a campaign, specifically as an LGBT candidate.

Sep 13, 2012

Equality NC Action Fund Announces 2012 Legislative Candidate Endorsements

Equality NC Action Fund, the political action committee (PAC) of North Carolina’s statewide Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) advocacy group, Equality NC, today announced its first round of endorsements for the 2012 General Election. These endorsements highlight preferred candidates in races for the North Carolina General Assembly. Endorsements for Governor, Council of State, and judicial races will be announced next week.

Sep 12, 2012

New Report Helps Allies Understand Issues Facing LGBT Americans

The Movement Advancement Project today released An Ally's Guide to Issues Facing LGBT Americans, written in partnership with the Human Rights Campaign, Log Cabin Republicans, National Stonewall Democrats, and the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Institute.

Sep 4, 2012

Historic LGBT Caucus Leads Way for Marriage Equality #DNC2012

Tuesday afternoon’s LGBT Caucus from the Democratic National Convention (#LGBTdnc) featured Obama Administration notables such as Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius presiding over a packed room of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgnder (LGBT) delegates and media. The LGBT caucus took on a historic tone with the formal announcement of the Party’s platform in support of full marriage equality, as well as calls for continued support for the first sitting President to support the freedom to marry.

Aug 31, 2012

Equality North Carolina and Equality North Carolina Foundation Announce Historic New Board Leadership

Equality North Carolina, North Carolina’s leading statewide Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) advocacy group, is proud to announce the selection of new leadership for both its foundation and advocacy boards.

Aug 30, 2012

Equality NC’s RACE TO THE BALLOT Honored by National Association

Equality NC, North Carolina’s leading statewide Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) advocacy organization, was honored this month with two of the five awards presented at the Equality Federation Summer Meeting. Equality Federation is the national association of statewide LGBT advocacy organizations, and the annual "Feddie" awards are nominated and voted on by the leaders of state groups across the country.

Aug 23, 2012

Equality NC Action Fund Launches PAYBACK CHALLENGE

Equality NC Action Fund, the political action committee (PAC) of North Carolina’s leading Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) advocacy organization, today launched its latest PAC fundraising campaign, the Equality NC Action Fund “PAYBACK CHALLENGE.”

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