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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Equality NC Voting Hub

Equality NC Voting Hub

Voting is so crucial–it’s one of the most impactful ways you can make a difference in the existing political structure. Registering to vote–and then turning up at the polls–is one terrific step. We’re so pleased to offer these tools for folks to become voters! The future of North Carolina depends on your vote!
Join The ENC Crew

Join The ENC Crew

Get insider access to the work of Equality North Carolina and the communities we serve all across this state.
Find A Regional Chapter Group

Find A Regional Chapter Group

ENC has five regional chapter groups spread out across the state. We meet once a month and would love to have you get involved at the local level.
Join Us For Our Gala

Join Us For Our Gala

Equality NC is holding our gala later this summer! Join us for a celebration of our communities and of our Beautiful Resilience!

Vision

We envision a thriving, liberated North Carolina with a powerful LGBTQ+ community united in service of racial and social justice.

Mission

Equality North Carolina builds LGBTQ+ power through advocacy, education, and uplifting the stories of queer and trans North Carolinians in pursuit of racial and social justice.

Values

  • We hold people at the center of all that we do: we see, hear, respect, and value each other.
  • We honor and build power on the margins until the margins are the center.
  • We know all oppression is interconnected. None of us are free until all of us are free.
  • We work strategically and sustainably: our work holds the realities of the need for both long- and short-term progress.
  • Y’all means all. We believe in the inherent dignity and worth of all, including people who are LGBTQ+, Black, Brown, Indigenous, Workers, Women, Resource Poor, Incarcerated, Immigrants, Undocumented, Rural.

  • 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

    Equality NC Announces Second Round of Endorsements

    Equality NC Announces Second Round of Endorsements

    On Thursday, April 21, Equality North Carolina PAC released the second round of their 2022 endorsements for political races across the state of North Carolina.

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    Equality North Carolina PAC Applauds Successful Candidates

    Equality North Carolina PAC Applauds Successful Candidates

    Equality NC PAC is proud to announce that 39 candidates endorsed by the organization had won their primaries.

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    Equality North Carolina Celebrates the Confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson

    Equality North Carolina Celebrates the Confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson

    A brilliant and experienced legal mind, Justice Jackson will be the first Black woman ever to serve on the nation's highest court. She is the most qualified nominee in history and brings a critical and fresh perspective to our country’s highest legal body.

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