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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Find An Early Voting Site

Early Voting sites offer same-day registration. All you need is a document with your name and address!
#OutToVote -- Voter FAQ

#OutToVote -- 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!
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Mobilize

Head here to see all of our upcoming events, as well as ways you can support key candidates this electoral cycle.

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

ENC & GLAAD Details Anti-LGBTQ Record of Senator Thom Tillis

ENC & GLAAD Details Anti-LGBTQ Record of Senator Thom Tillis

Research from Equality North Carolina and GLAAD reveals nearly a dozen instances where Sen. Tillis legislated against LGBTQ people in policy and rhetoric, including his current support for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett

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Honoring Danica Roem, Trans Trailblazer

Honoring Danica Roem, Trans Trailblazer

In 2017, Danica Roem broke a political glass ceiling by becoming America’s first openly transgender person to serve in the U.S. State legislature.

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Happy LGBTQ History Month!

Happy LGBTQ History Month!

We’re kicking off this month by reflecting on the history of our organization’s Political Action Committee, known today as Equality NC Action Fund PAC.

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