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Jun 17, 2021

Supreme Court Issues Narrow Ruling In Fulton vs. the City of Philadelphia

The ruling importantly does not recognize a general constitutional right to discriminate based on religious beliefs.

Jun 9, 2021

State of Equality: June Newsletter

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.

Jun 9, 2021

Apex Passes LGBTQ-Inclusive Nondiscrimination Ordinance, Fueling Pride Month Push for Local Protections Across North Carolina

Today the Town Council of Apex, NC voted to pass an LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance, which protects residents from discrimination in a range of areas including sexual orientation, gender identity, and natural hair styles.

Jun 8, 2021

Equality NC is Hiring A Communications Director

ENC is hiring a Communications Director!

Jun 8, 2021

The push for non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ residents in North Carolina

After the repeal of HB2, advocates in North Carolina are pushing to enact non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ residents.

May 25, 2021

Euphoria Star Hunter Schafer’s Dad Mac on Why His Faith Calls Him to Support Trans Equality

"Recognize that we are all children of God and made in the image of God," Mac Schafer, a Presbyterian pastor, writes in an op-ed for PEOPLE

May 25, 2021

LGBTQ+ advocates push for new non-discrimination ordinance in Charlotte

On Monday evening, Charlotte’s LGBTQ+ leaders and allies rallied to demand the city of Charlotte pass a fully-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance.

May 20, 2021

Education Policy: May Newsletter

Spring is soon turning into summer and we wish you well as you find time for rest and find ways to stay engaged.

May 18, 2021

Equality NC Statement on Failure of Criminal Justice System in Elizabeth City

Earlier today, North Carolina District Attorney Andrew Womble announced that he would not bring criminal charges against three officers involved in the killing of Andrew Brown Jr. on April 21 in Elizabeth City.

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.

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