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.


Investing in the future leaders of North Carolina is central to how Equality NC dedicates our time, energy and resources.

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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.


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.

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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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Equality North Carolina Endorsed Candidates 2020

Equality North Carolina Endorsed Candidates 2020

ENC will continue to release more endorsements in the coming weeks and months.

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Gray Ellis Could Make Transgender Political History in North Carolina. It’s Very Personal.

Gray Ellis Could Make Transgender Political History in North Carolina. It’s Very Personal.

Executive Director Kendra R. Johnson speaks with The Daily Beast about Ellis' candidacy.

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