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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 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.

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.

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