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.

COVID-19 Pandemic: An Ongoing List of Resources

Equality NC will keep you as updated as possible on community resources as they become available.

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We've built out a separate portal for our electoral work. Check our endorsed candidates and keep up with the latest news about key races across North Carolina.

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Curious about the work of ENC across the state of North Carolina? Download a digital version of our brochure.

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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

Equality NC Condemns Trump Administration's Attack On Housing Insecure Americans

Equality NC Condemns Trump Administration's Attack On Housing Insecure Americans

While America continues to see the highest unemployment numbers in decades, the Trump Administration is enabling homeless shelters to turn away housing insecure transgender and gender-nonconforming people.

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How Will You Show Up For This Moment?

How Will You Show Up For This Moment?

"These days, a week can feel like a year — and that’s not always a bad thing." Our latest article with QNotes.

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Equality NC Uses Pride Month To Support Black Lives Matter Movement

Equality NC Uses Pride Month To Support Black Lives Matter Movement

"Our whole Pride month comes from the origins of us resisting police brutality."

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