Help Us Defend Our LGBTQ Rights

Help Us Defend Our
LGBTQ Rights

Equality North Carolina is the oldest statewide organization in the country dedicated to securing rights and protections for the LGBTQ community. We’re invested in ensuring that every North Carolinian can see themselves in this movement and helping create a safer, more equitable world for all marginalized folks. Together we can build a better North Carolina.

LGBTQ Youth

Investing in the future leaders of North Carolina is central to how Equality NC dedicates our time, energy and resources.

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What do we love most about working at Equality NC? The dedicated supporters and volunteers who tirelessly fight for Equality and never give up. Join us!

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Vision

The vision of Equality NC is that beyond legal rights and justice, we win "lived equality" including safety and acceptance in the community at large for all LGBTQ North Carolinians.

Mission

Our mission is to secure equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) North Carolinians. To accomplish our mission we tirelessly lobby the North Carolina General Assembly, executive branch, and local governments, broadcast LGBTQ news, stories and content, and mobilize our communities on issues that we understand matter most to North Carolinians, including parental rights, inclusive anti-bullying policies, employment discrimination, hate violence, privacy rights, sexuality education, adoption, youth homelessness, criminalization and HIV/AIDS.

Why Support
Equality NC

The long-term goal of Equality NC is to enact statewide nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity & expression in housing, employment, public accommodations, credit, insurance, and education without exemptions that treat LGBTQ people differently from other protected groups. We provide training and education to individuals, institutions, businesses and the government on how to provide diverse, inclusive, and equitable environments. Additionally, we work to mobilize our communities and partners to advocate and take action against discriminatory practices. ENC achieves these goals through the core strategies of Advocacy, Training and Education, Leadership Development, and Base-building.

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Recent News

The Fight Continues For Equality North Carolina

The Fight Continues For Equality North Carolina

Equality North Carolina's December article for QNotes.

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#40DaysOfGiving -- Week Three

#40DaysOfGiving -- Week Three

We're closing out our 40th anniversary year with a 40-day giving campaign!

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Equality North Carolina Responds To “Fairness For All Act”

Equality North Carolina Responds To “Fairness For All Act”

The bill purports to bridge the gap between LGBTQ rights groups and the conservative, religious right.

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