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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.

Media Inquiries

If you are a member of the media and have an inquiry, please email Chris Sgro(, Executive Director, or call 919-720-8204. An additional media contact in the Triangle is Shawn Long(, Director of Operations, 919-829-0343 x114. In Charlotte, an additional media contact is Crystal Richardson(, Director of Advocacy, 704-903-8822.

Press Releases

Dec 9, 2015

Legal Challenge Filed Against SB2, North Carolina “Magistrate Recusal” Law

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (December 9, 2015) – This morning six plaintiffs filed a federal lawsuit challenging Senate Bill 2, the state law passed in defiance of federal court orders that struck down Amendment One and declared that marriage is a fundamental right for gay and lesbian citizens. Senate Bill 2 allows magistrates who do not believe in marriage equality to renounce their judicial oath to uphold and evenly apply the United States Constitution. Senate Bill 2 places personal belief above sworn constitutional duty and unlawfully spends public money to accomplish an expressly religious goal. Ansley v. North Carolina challenges Senate Bill 2 under the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment and the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment. The plaintiffs are represented by Tin Fulton Walker & Owen, a Charlotte-based law firm.

Nov 23, 2015

Equality NC Responds to Governor McCrory's Anti-LGBT Political Posturing

RALEIGH, N.C. -- This weekend, Governor Pat McCrory attacked members of the trans community over Twitter and other forms of communication, in late response to a White House directive that schools must allow transgender students to use the restrooms that correspond to their correct gender under federal law.

Nov 16, 2015

Charter School in Rutherford County Votes to Suspend All Extra-Curricular Activities Due to Complaints Regarding LGBT Clubs

FOREST CITY, N.C. -- This afternoon, The Lake Lure Classical Academy school board in Rutherford county voted 5-3 to suspend all extra curricular activities for K-12 students. The vote came as a response to parents voicing opposition to newly formed LGBT groups. Chris Sgro, Equality NC’s executive director, issued the following statement in response to the vote.

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