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.

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#OUTTOVOTE; 30 DAYS OF ACTION

#OUTTOVOTE; 30 DAYS OF ACTION

Whether we're in the streets or in our homes, Equality North Carolina is #OutToVote and we hope you'll join us -- we can't win this fight without you!
VOTER FAQ

VOTER FAQ

Need to request an absentee ballot? Do you know your early voting location? Looking to request a sample ballot? We've got you covered!
2020 CENSUS: HAVE YOU FILLED IT OUT?

2020 CENSUS: HAVE YOU FILLED IT OUT?

With the Trump administration shortening the census deadline, Americans only have until September 30th to make sure that they -- and their loved ones -- are counted.

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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#OutToVote: Join ENC for 30 Days of Action!

#OutToVote: Join ENC for 30 Days of Action!

Whether we're in the streets or in our homes, Equality North Carolina is #OutToVote and we hope you'll join us -- we can't win this fight without you!

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Our Justice System Failed Breonna Taylor

Our Justice System Failed Breonna Taylor

Equality North Carolina joins the countless communities across our country crying out in rage and contempt for the justice system’s failure to hold the officers who murdered Breonna Taylor in her own bed accountable.

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Equality NC, NC Black Alliance and Disability Rights NC Launch Voter Safety Protection Campaign

Equality NC, NC Black Alliance and Disability Rights NC Launch Voter Safety Protection Campaign

Vulnerable North Carolinians can request free PPE as they head to the polls.

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