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May 13, 2021

May 2021 Newsletter

What we thought might be a quiet start to 2021 turned into stressful, emotional, and life-threatening times for our communities.

May 10, 2021

Celebrating a win for LGBTQ-inclusive health care!

In a huge win for our communities this morning, the Biden Administration announced that they will interpret and enforce federal policy to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination in health care based on gender identity and sexual orientation.

May 10, 2021

The Epidemic of Violence Against Transgender People

We may be rounding the corner on the pandemic, but our most vulnerable community members remain under active threat.

Apr 28, 2021

Asheville City Council Unanimously Passes LGBTQ-Inclusive Nondiscrimination Ordinance, Building Momentum in Western North Carolina

Asheville’s ordinance becomes the 8th in North Carolina protecting LGBTQ residents from discrimination, one week after passage from Buncombe County Commission.

Apr 26, 2021

Apple announces new campus in North Carolina

“As a champion of equality and the needs of LGBTQ Americans, we know that the jobs, industry and prospects created by Apple’s expansion into the Triangle will greatly benefit the communities that we serve,” said Kendra R. Johnson, Executive Director, Equality NC.

Apr 26, 2021

Apple Plans $1 Billion Investment, 3,000 jobs in Research Triangle Park

This announcement is a sign that we're turning the page on the horrendous legacy of House Bill 2 and the five years of trauma it wrought on our state," Equality NC Executive Director Kendra R. Johnson said in a prepared statement.

Apr 20, 2021

In a First for Western North Carolina, Buncombe County Commission Passes LGBTQ-Inclusive Nondiscrimination Ordinance

Tonight, the Buncombe County Commission voted 6-0 to pass an ordinance that protects residents from discrimination based on race, natural hair or hairstyles, ethnicity, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, marital or familial status, pregnancy, veteran status, religious belief or non-belief, age, or disability.

Apr 15, 2021

State of Equality: April Newsletter

We may be rounding the corner on the pandemic, but our most vulnerable community members remain under active threat.

Apr 14, 2021

Duke students, alumni urge university to condemn NC bills targeting transgender youth

Duke University students and alumni are asking the university to take a stand against proposed North Carolina legislation that they say will be harmful to transgender children and adults.

Apr 14, 2021

400+ North Carolina Medical Providers Sign Letter Opposing Bills Targeting Transgender Youth

One anti-transgender bill, HB358, will be heard by the North Carolina House Judiciary Committee today, April 14, at 12:00pm.

Apr 13, 2021

Job Alert: Equality NC is hiring a Northeastern Civic Engagement Coordinator

The Northeastern Civic Engagement Coordinator (CEC) will work directly with the Equality NC Leadership Team and Director of Civic Engagement and Politics to promote civic engagement and increase the number of pro-LGBTQ equality candidates, including “out” LGBTQ individuals who run for, and are elected to serve in federal, state, and local public offices.

Apr 13, 2021

Job Alert: Equality NC is hiring a Western Civic Engagement Coordinator

The Western Civic Engagement Coordinator (CEC) will work directly with the Equality NC Leadership Team and Director of Civic Engagement and Politics to promote civic engagement and increase the number of pro-LGBTQ equality candidates, including “out” LGBTQ individuals who run for, and are elected to serve in federal, state, and local public offices.

Apr 13, 2021

Job Alert: Equality NC is hiring a Southeastern Civic Engagement Coordinator

The Southeastern Civic Engagement Coordinator (CEC) will work directly with the Equality NC Leadership Team and Director of Civic Engagement and Politics to promote civic engagement and increase the number of pro-LGBTQ equality candidates, including “out” LGBTQ individuals who run for, and are elected to serve in federal, state, and local public offices.

Apr 12, 2021

North Carolina Might Ban Trans High School Athletes. There Are Under 10 of Them

New data show there are fewer than 10 transgender public high school student athletes in the state.

Apr 12, 2021

Amid LGBTQ rights debate, few trans kids play in high school sports in NC

Fewer than 10 transgender athletes, female or male, have sought to play on public high school sport teams that align with their gender identity in the last two years.

Apr 12, 2021

Two new bills target transgender rights, health care

Two new bills filed this week target transgender North Carolinians, part of a wave of anti-trans legislation filed by Republicans across the country.

Apr 8, 2021

North Carolina Republicans want to force teachers to out gender non-conforming children to parents

Three North Carolina Republican lawmakers have introduced a bill that would force teachers to out any trans or gender non-conforming child to their parents.

Apr 7, 2021

North Carolina Lawmakers Propose Attacks on LGBTQ Community’s Access to Medical Care

This week lawmakers in North Carolina proposed two bills that would jeopardize LGBTQ North Carolinians’ access to healthcare in the state.

Apr 6, 2021

North Carolina Republicans Continue to Push Transphobic Legislation with Yet Another Bill

North Carolina Republicans took a page out of Arkansas's conservative playbook on Monday morning, as Republican Ralph Hise, the deputy president pro tempore of the Senate, filed a bill that would prohibit anyone under 21 years old from accessing gender-affirming healthcare, such as hormone blockers

Apr 5, 2021

North Carolina Files Pro-LGBTQ+ Bills Five Years After Trans Bathroom Disaster

On the anniversary of HB 2, a group of Democratic lawmakers introduced four bills that would provide sweeping protections to LGBTQ+ North Carolinians.

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