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Women's History Month

From all of us at Equality North Carolina, Happy Women’s History Month! We join you in celebrating the resilience and power of women from all walks of life -- particularly those helping to transform the political arena.

Throughout March 2021, ENC spotlighted trans women elected to political office from all across America. These history-makers have forever transformed our culture’s conception of what leadership can look like while breaking numerous glass ceilings along the way.

Check out our profiles below, along with Women's History Month celebrations from years past.

Women's History Month 2021

Honoring Andrea Jenkins

Today, we’re honoring Andrea Jenkins, the first Black openly trans woman to be elected to office in the United States.


Honoring Stephanie Byers

Today, we’re honoring Stephanie Byers, the first openly transgender person to serve in the Kansas Legislature and the first transgender Native American person elected to office in America.


Honoring Sarah McBride

Sarah McBride is the first openly transgender state senator elected to public office in U.S. history.


Honoring Kim Coco Iwamoto

Kim Coco Iwamoto, someone who began charting her own course in politics long before the transgender rights movement entered mainstream media.


Women's History Month 2020

Women's History Month: Honoring AOC

Equality NC is creating space to honor women who have advanced lived equality for marginalized folks. We're lifting up AOC today, a powerful leader in progressive politics.


Honoring Trans Pioneer Laverne Cox

For Women's History Month, we're honoring iconic and history-making women throughout the month of March. Today we're lifting up Laverne Cox, who has been a vocal advocate for our community and drawn attention to the injustices and violence experienced by trans women of color.


Honoring Tammy Baldwin

Today we’re celebrating Tammy Baldwin, the junior United States Senator from Wisconsin and a trailblazing openly-LGBTQ politician.


Women's History Month 2019

Let's Honor Angela Davis

One of the most enduringly influential icons of the women’s and civil rights movements, Angela Davis is walking, breathing history.


Celebrating Sylvia Rivera

Today we uplift Sylvia Rivera, a latinx civil rights pioneer, drag queen and trans woman who fought tirelessly for the rights of vulnerable queer people throughout her lifetime.


Uplifting bell hooks

As we continue our spotlights of feminist icons for Women’s History Month, bell hooks is a natural and necessary visionary to include on this list.


Celebrating Alice Walker

Our final Women’s History Month spotlight is Alice Walker, an acclaimed novelist, essayist and poet who is perhaps most widely known for authoring The Color Purple.


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