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Dec 3, 2020

HB2 Is Officially Dead and Gone in NC. Here’s Why That Matters.

The sunset of NC’s repeal of HB2 could have far-reaching effects, potentially impacting local non-discrimination ordinances and, even, minimum wage rules.

Dec 2, 2020

2017 ban on local LGBT ordinances ends in North Carolina

A 3 1/2-year ban on new local ordinances aimed at protecting LGBT rights in North Carolina expired Tuesday, prompting gay rights groups to urge the passage of such measures now.

Dec 2, 2020

A New Day for Queer People in the South

Allison Scott has waited years for this day to come. This day, specifically. Scott’s job is advocating for LGBTQ rights in the South, and for four years, her home state of North Carolina has prohibited towns and cities from passing new protections for queer people. Today, that ban is finally dead—and North Carolina has an opportunity to change the reputation it earned in the 2016 fight over H.B. 2, the so-called bathroom bill.

Dec 1, 2020

Key Prong of House Bill 142 Sunsets, Clearing the Path for Local Nondiscrimination Protections for LGBTQ North Carolinians

Equality NC and the Campaign for Southern Equality urge local leaders to pass LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections.

Nov 27, 2020

A ban on cities passing LGBT protections is about to expire. NC activists look ahead.

Equality NC & Campaign for Sourthern Equality spoke with The News and Observer.

Nov 18, 2020

State of Equality: November Newsletter

This Election Season -- and entire year -- has been nothing short of a wild ride.

Nov 16, 2020

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2020

Remembering the lives of those we have lost and celebrating the resiliency of the transgender community.

Nov 16, 2020

Equality NC Celebrates Victorious LGBTQ Candidates

It’s been a long and difficult election season with numerous disappointments — but also some incredible victories.

Nov 8, 2020

Equality NC Statement On Historic Biden-Harris Win

We join you in celebrating the end of Donald Trump’s presidency, a reign of terror that left vulnerable Americans fearful for their lives and safety on a daily basis.

Nov 3, 2020

Here's What To Expect On Election Day

Already voted? ENC staff, board members and volunteers are going all day today to help get the word out about pro-equality candidates at the polls, as well as phone banking and text banking.

Oct 29, 2020

Honoring Barbara Jordan, American Hero

Because of the courage and strength of Civil Rights leaders like Barbara, we now live in a world where LGBTQ people can be their authentic selves while running for office, and not feel the need to closet themselves in order to be seen as valid leaders within the public eye.

Oct 27, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett: Here's What We Do

We are only one week away from Election Day, and the survival of our communities in the decades ahead hinges upon us all showing up to the polls in record-breaking numbers.

Oct 26, 2020

ENC & GLAAD Detail Anti-LGBTQ Record Of Senator Thom Tillis

Research from Equality North Carolina and GLAAD reveals nearly a dozen instances where Sen. Tillis legislated against LGBTQ people in policy and rhetoric, including his current support for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

Oct 21, 2020

Honoring Danica Roem, Trans Trailblazer

In 2017, Danica Roem broke a political glass ceiling by becoming America’s first openly transgender person to serve in the U.S. State legislature.

Oct 20, 2020

ENC Election 2020 Visibility

We're deep into Early Voting and ENC staff and volunteers are coming together to help (safely) get the word out about our pro-equality candidates at the polls!

Oct 14, 2020

Honoring Monica Roberts, Trans Pioneer

Last week, our community lost an absolute legend named Monica Roberts, who forever changed the media landscape.

Oct 13, 2020

Vote 2020: Here's what you need to know about the candidates for NC lieutenant governor

The lieutenant governor is the only elected official in North Carolina with both executive and legislative power.

Oct 7, 2020

Happy LGBTQ History Month!

We’re kicking off this month by reflecting on the history of our organization’s Political Action Committee, known today as Equality NC Action Fund PAC.

Oct 1, 2020

State of Equality: October Newsletter

We -- and all of our communities -- need you right now. Will you join us?

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