News • June 9, 2021

State of Equality: June Newsletter

A Message from Kendra

From all of us at Equality North Carolina, Happy Pride Month! After what seems like an eternity, many members of our community are finally able to gather once again and share space, celebrate our resilience and reflect on the challenges we've all been through together.

As the world reopens, we still have a lot of work to do. There are a number of bad bills still moving through the NCGA, and less than 10% of North Carolinians currently live in cities, towns, or counties with LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination protections.

The world may look different but the fight, in many ways, is still the same. We hope you'll join us.

For Pride month, Equality NC & Campaign for Southern Equality have launched a limited run of #NCIsReady swag for you to support our work and add your voice to the fight for nondiscrimination protections!

This line of #NCIsReady swag is available only for the month of June and your contribution will go directly towards building a safer and more equitable North Carolina for our communities.

Head here to support NC Is Ready>>

Equality North Carolina is looking for volunteers to (safely) show up and table at Pride events across the state. If you are comfortable volunteering in person, please fill out the form below and we'll be in touch!

Sign up here>>

Our staff is holding a listening session to hear what parents or caretakers of trans kids would find helpful to learn as we keep up this fight. What are the things that parents of trans youth really need to know and how can we help?

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Are you a member of the LGBTQ community? Have you ever thought about running for office? Equality NC is thrilled to announce that we're partnering with Lillian's List to develop a series of trainings for LGBTQ folks interested in running to become elected officials!

Sign up here>>

Our beloved Communications Director James Michael Nichols is leaving Equality NC later this year, and we are searching for his replacement. This is a full-time, exempt role that involves managing all internal and external communications for the organization.

Do you or someone you know have the qualifications to lead the Communications team at Equality NC? Check out the link below for more information.

Learn more>>

A big THANK YOU to Appalachian Mountain Brewing who is celebrating Pride Month by donating $1 from every seltzer they sell to Equality NC. We couldn't do this work without the support of our incredible partners. We appreciate you!

Learn more about AMB>>

On June 29, join our Executive Director Kendra Johnson and Kurt Kelly, owner of the Stonewall Inn, for a conversation about Pride month and the fight for LGBTQ equality. Chelsea Clinton will also provide remarks.

Register here>>

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