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Apr 1, 2021

N.C. transgender athletes, advocates begin fighting bill against sports limits

For Asher, being a member of his school’s track & field team was a year in the making.

Apr 1, 2021

'Real lives will be impacted': Orange County mom says over proposed NC bill banning transgender girls from playing female sports

"My shirt says, 'Protect trans kids,'" said Katie Jenifer. "It's why I get up every day and why I went through the three years of law school which was really tough, but especially a 45-year-old mom with kids at home."

Mar 31, 2021

Locked in Committee

The past decade has seen landmark shifts in public opinion on LGBTQ rights. In North Carolina, Republican control has led to a backlogged wish list as advocacy groups work to drag the state up to national standards. Is this session when the dam breaks?

Mar 31, 2021

Bill package in North Carolina aims to protect LGBTQ rights

A group of North Carolina leaders stepping up to push for change.

Mar 31, 2021

Bills promoting LGBT rights face uphill battle at legislature

Democratic House and Senate lawmakers introduced a package of bills Tuesday they say will extend greater dignity and equality to LGBT people across North Carolina.

Mar 30, 2021

Five Years After HB2, North Carolina Lawmakers Introduce Ground-Breaking Package of LGBTQ-Inclusive Legislation

Today, state legislators in North Carolina introduced a package of bills to advance dignity and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people in North Carolina.

Mar 29, 2021

'Being an ally is a daily labor': How to be an ally to all marginalized communities

Here are some tips on how to combat racism on all fronts as more and more marginalized communities continue to speak their truth against racism.

Mar 25, 2021

Women's History Month: Kim Coco Iwamoto

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

Mar 25, 2021

Women's History Month: Honoring Sarah McBride

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

Mar 24, 2021

NC House members file bill on transgender students in sports

Several North Carolina Republican legislators have filed a bill that would block transgender women and girls from joining women’s high school and college athletic teams, joining the culture-war tussle that has swept several states.

Mar 24, 2021

On HB2 Anniversary, North Carolina joins National push to restrict transgender athletes

On the fifth anniversary of state lawmakers passing HB2, Republican legislators gathered again at the North Carolina General Assembly to push a new bill involving transgender people.

Mar 23, 2021

High School Sports Proposed bill aims to restrict sports participation based on student's gender at birth

"Young people all across this state, regardless of gender identity, deserve the opportunity to experience the benefits of being part of a sporting community, especially when trans youth already face disproportionate barriers to success in learning environments."

Mar 23, 2021

Equality NC Condemns Bill Targeting Trans and Gender-Nonconforming Youth In Sports, Filed On The 5-Year Anniversary Of House Bill 2

The bill is part of a wave of legislation targeting the transgender youth across the country

Mar 22, 2021

'Trans women are women, period': Durham transgender woman says Women's History Month should include all women

Trans women are women, period. When we celebrate women, we celebrate all women.

Mar 18, 2021

Women's History Month: 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.

Mar 18, 2021

Equality NC Statement On Racist Atlanta Spa Shootings

Equality North Carolina stands in solidarity with the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in light of the horrific murders in Atlanta this week that left six women of Asian descent and two others dead.

Mar 10, 2021

Education Policy: March Newsletter

It is up to us to work together to create spaces for LGBTQ youth to thrive and engage in their learning and social development.

Mar 9, 2021

ACTION ALERT: Tell Senate Judiciary Committee To Vote NO On SB 101

This morning at 11:00 AM, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hear SB 101, a bill that is nothing short of an attack on immigrant communities all across North Carolina.

Mar 9, 2021

Equality NC Applauds PowerSchool Update Defaulting To Students' Preferred Name for School Records

On Monday, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction announced a statewide update to the PowerSchool student information system which will provide “preferred name” fields populating student records.

Mar 8, 2021

Equality Act, cosponsored by Rep. Price, passes House, still faces vote in Senate

On Feb. 25, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Equality Act, which would officially extend equal protection to the LGBTQ+ community.

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