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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

Sep 29, 2015

Senate Bill 279 Passes Without Local Attacks, Equality NC Responds

Today, Equality NC has been urging its members to contact their legislators to ask them to oppose SB 279. Sgro added, “I’m so proud of the work we have done to make our voices heard in opposition to SB 279.

Sep 29, 2015

North Carolina General Assembly Could Strip Municipalities of Ability to Pass LGBT Protections

Equality NC is deeply disappointed with the last minute changes to Senate Bill 279. In the middle of the night, our state’s legislators made additions to SB 279 behind closed doors that would greatly impact gay and transgender people.

Sep 23, 2015

All McDowell County Magistrates Recuse From Marriages

Equality NC, the state’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) advocacy organization, responded today to the breaking news that all four magistrates in McDowell County have recused themselves from offering marriage licenses.

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Raleigh, NC 27611
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