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Mar 17, 2022

Will NC get swept up in the national rising tide of anti-LGBTQ legislation?

The rhetoric is not new. The language of “spiritual warfare” and the painting of LGBTQ families as shameful and any discussion of them in public schools as corruptive and un-American is now commonplace on the political right, from some of the state’s most prominent conservative activists to the highest GOP elected officials.

Mar 13, 2022

End ‘discriminatory’ blood donation policy for gay men, new NC DHHS leader urges FDA

North Carolina’s top health official, joined by public health leaders from eight other states and the District of Columbia, is asking the Food and Drug Administration to lift a three-month waiting period for gay men who are sexually active to donate blood.

Mar 2, 2022

As Anti-Trans Bills Proliferate, We Need Federal Protections

The Equality Act Is Vital In This Moment

Feb 14, 2022

Equality Act supporters seek legal protection for LGBTQ community... focus on NC Senators.

ENC Executive Director Kendra R. Johnson speaks to WXII about the Equality Act.

Nov 16, 2021

Trans Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual event intended to memorialize and uplift those who have lost their lives as a result of transphobic violence.

Sep 21, 2021

Equality North Carolina Announces 2021 Municipal Endorsements

On Wednesday, Equality North Carolina released their endorsements for 2021’s municipal elections.

Aug 10, 2021

Charlotte, Largest City in North Carolina, Unanimously Passes LGBTQ-Inclusive Nondiscrimination Ordinance 5 Years After HB2

In a bipartisan vote, Charlotte became the tenth community to pass an LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance, signaling statewide momentum for protections.

Jun 18, 2021

'I can't separate my identities': For LGBTQ people of color, discrimination is worse, researchers say

When Kendra Johnson walks into a room or interacts with other people, the discrimination she might face could stem from multiple sources – her status as a woman, as a Black person or as a lesbian living in the South.

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 14, 2021

Juneteenth 2021

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.

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