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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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Apr 24, 2014

Equality NC Launches CookOUT for Marriage Equality Campaign

During a 10-day period in May, beginning on the second anniversary of the passage of Amendment One, North Carolina’s 2012 constitutional ban on the freedom to marry (May 8), and ending following the close of oral arguments in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals case of Bostic vs. Schaefer, a case that could help topple Amendment One and marriage equality bans in several southern states (May 18), same-sex couples will be gathering throughout North Carolina to CookOUT for Marriage Equality with friends, families, and their communities to celebrate their marriages and tens of thousands of other same-sex couples that North Carolina refuses to recognize.

Apr 22, 2014

Equality NC Launches Regional Affiliates

Raleigh-based Equality NC, North Carolina’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) advocacy organization today launched the group’s regional affiliates in Hickory and Wilmington. Equality NC’s first-ever regional affiliates, Cape Fear Equality (Wilmington) and Equality Foothills (Hickory) will spearhead important local cultural work and civic engagement in the organization’s overall efforts to improve the lives of LGBT communities in eastern and western North Carolina.

Apr 17, 2014

NC Gay Military Spouse Denied In-State Tuition Despite Federal Law

Equality NC, North Carolina’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) advocacy organization, responded today to decisions by officials at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, to deny in-state tuition to the same-gender spouses of active duty service members despite federal law that requires them to do so.

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