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Equality NC is the largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocacy organization in North Carolina. In the past decade, Equality NC has strategically moved North Carolina from a state with extremely limited legal protections for LGBT individuals to a state with some of the most comprehensive protections in the south.

Equality North Carolina has passed monumental pieces of legislation and continues to advance equality through legislative advocacy, public education and community empowerment.

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If you are a member of the media and have an inquiry or would like to be added to our media list, please email Jen Jones (, Communications Director, or call 919-260-5906.

Press Releases

Jul 22, 2014

Brandon Announces Bid for High Point Mayor

State Representative Marcus Brandon (D-60) has announced his candidacy for Mayor of High Point. As North Carolina's only openly-gay legislator, Brandon is currently serving his second term in the North Carolina General Assembly; his tenure began in 2011.

Jul 21, 2014

President Signs Executive Order Protecting LGBT Workers

President Barack Obama today signed a long-awaited executive order to protect LGBT employees of federal contractors and transgender federal employees from discrimination.

Jul 16, 2014

Arrowood to Run for N.C. Court of Appeals

Former North Carolina Court of Appeals Judge John Arrowood announced Tuesday he will run in this November’s election to fill the seat of retiring Chief Judge John Martin. Arrowood was the first openly-LGBT North Carolinian to serve on the Court of Appeals.

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