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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.

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Oct 22, 2014

NEW STUDY: Approximately 159,000 LGBT Workers in North Carolina Lack Statewide Protections Against Ongoing Employment Discrimination

Approximately 159,000 LGBT workers in North Carolina are vulnerable to employment discrimination absent explicit statewide legal protections, according to a new report co-authored by Christy Mallory, Senior Counsel, and Brad Sears, Executive Director, at the UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute. At least seventeen localities in North Carolina prohibit public sector employment discrimination against LGBT people, however only 2% of the state’s labor force is employed by those municipalities.

Oct 21, 2014

Equality NC Responds to N.C. Senate Leader's Announced Anti-LGBT Legislation

In a statement released by Equality NC, executive director Chris Sgro responded today to an announcement made by Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) that he intends to introduce legislation allowing magistrates and registers of deeds in North Carolina to bypass current marriage laws under the guise of "religious freedom."

Oct 21, 2014

BREAKING: Raleigh Votes to Protect Transgender Workers

Raleigh City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday afternoon to include protections for transgender city employees in revised policy language approved by the City's Human Relations Commission. With the vote, the state's capital city became the sixth city in North Carolina to protect all city employees in the LGBT community.

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