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Mar 9, 2021

ACTION ALERT: Tell Senate Judiciary Committee To Vote NO On SB 101 Inbox

This morning at 11:00 AM, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hear SB 101, a bill that is nothing short of an attack on immigrant communities all across North Carolina.

Mar 9, 2021

Equality NC Applauds PowerSchool Update Defaulting To Students' Preferred Name for School Records

On Monday, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction announced a statewide update to the PowerSchool student information system which will provide “preferred name” fields populating student records.

Mar 8, 2021

Equality Act, cosponsored by Rep. Price, passes House, still faces vote in Senate

On Feb. 25, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Equality Act, which would officially extend equal protection to the LGBTQ+ community.

Mar 8, 2021

8th Transgender Victim of Violence, Making 2021 On Track To Become Most Deadly Ever

Jenna Franks, 34, a white transgender woman, was found murdered in Jacksonville, North Carolina, on February 24.

Mar 4, 2021

State of Equality: March 2021 Newsletter

As we pass into year two of the pandemic, so many of us are fatigued -- physically, emotionally and spiritually. But beyond the suffering, this year also demonstrated the resiliency of our most vulnerable populations.

Mar 2, 2021

Women's History Month: Honoring Andrea Jenkins

Today, we’re honoring Andrea Jenkins, the first Black openly trans woman to be elected to office in the United States

Mar 1, 2021

As Equality Act passes in U.S. House, state LGBTQ advocates continue push for local protections as well

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Equality Act Thursday, an essential first hurdle to new LGBTQ protections under existing federal civil rights laws on housing, public access, education and federally funded programs.

Feb 25, 2021

The Equality Act just passed the House -- now it’s time to act!

The House passage of this landmark bill comes at the same time that momentum for LGBTQ nondiscrimination is building in North Carolina.

Feb 23, 2021

Black Future Month: Honoring Sen. Raphael Warnock

In many ways, Warnock’s win is the story of a new, progressive South -- a version of the South that’s always been here, but obfuscated by the dual forces of voter suppression and gerrymandering.

Feb 22, 2021

Will NC collect data on LGBT people and COVID?

The CDC called on states to begin tracking gender and sexual identity in their COVID-19 data. Will North Carolina take their advice?

Feb 18, 2021

As North Carolina Communities Demonstrate Local Momentum for Nondiscrimination, Congress Introduces Equality Act to Protect All LGBTQ Americans

Equality NC urges the NC congressional delegation – including Sens. Tillis and Burr – to follow their constituents’ lead by protecting LGBTQ North Carolinians from discrimination.

Feb 17, 2021

Black Future Month: Honoring Kamala Harris

Harris has been pushing the boundaries of representation for women of color throughout her entire career.

Feb 16, 2021

Join Us: Virtual Advocacy Day 2021

Our 2021 Advocacy Day will take place on Tuesday, March 30.

Feb 11, 2021

Equality NC Celebrates HUD’s Enforcement of the Fair Housing Act to Prohibit Discrimination Against LGBTQ People

On Thursday, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that the agency would implement President Joe Biden’s Executive Order that bars discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Feb 8, 2021

Black Future Month: Honoring Stacey Abrams

Welcome to #BlackFutureMonth, Equality North Carolina’s month-long celebration of Blackness and Black Americans who are collectively transforming the future of American life.

Feb 4, 2021

'What was your legacy?' Young LGBTQ people advocate, work to challenge stigmas in rural North Carolina

LGBTQ people in NC want to challenge stigmas of rural areas by creating projects, addressing disparities, and advocating for more resources.

Feb 4, 2021

State of Equality: February 2021 Newsletter

As we move into a new year and a new presidential administration, we’re all still holding the weight of the past four years on our shoulders.

Feb 4, 2021

Job Alert: Equality NC is hiring a Policy Director

The Policy Director provides vision and strategic direction for Equality NC’s policy and advocacy agenda to achieve our mission.

Feb 3, 2021

Group pushing for lessons on racism, gender equality in NC schools

Big changes could be made in an effort to make your child’s classroom more inclusive, but it would require a revision to the social studies curriculum.

Feb 3, 2021

Teaching systemic racism in NC sparks backlash, KKK editorial cartoon

A divided State Board of Education will revisit on Wednesday proposed changes to what public school students learn about the U.S. in social studies classes.

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