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Jun 13, 2022

Equality North Carolina Celebrates Transgender Healthcare Decision

With this ruling, the North Carolina State Health Plan must offer and cover medically necessary treatments related to gender affirming care.

Jun 9, 2022

Equality North Carolina Takes A Stand, Sponsors Apex Pride

Equality NC is proud to announce that our organization will sponsor The Apex Pride Festival this weekend June 11, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.. Equality NC is also celebrating that this will restore Drag Story Hour to the program, and ensure that our community members in Apex have every right to gather and celebrate.

May 26, 2022

Equality North Carolina Criticizes Continued Passage of ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill

Today, the Senate Healthcare Committee passed House Bill 755 (North Carolina’s so-called ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill) out of committee.

May 18, 2022

Equality North Carolina PAC Applauds Successful Candidates

Equality NC PAC is proud to announce that 39 candidates endorsed by the organization had won their primaries.

Apr 29, 2022

ACLU Files Lawsuit Against NC Department of Public Safety for Inhumane Treatment of Incarcerated Transgender Woman

DPS continues to ignore its constitutional obligation to provide this medically necessary care simply because she is a transgender woman.

Apr 22, 2022

The 2022 Endorsement Process

In the spirit of transparency, we wanted to clarify what our endorsement does and does not mean.

Apr 7, 2022

Equality North Carolina Celebrates the Confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson

Today, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm, in a vote of 53-47, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mar 31, 2022

Equality NC PAC Releases First Round of Endorsements

On Thursday, March 31, Equality North Carolina PAC released the first round of their 2022 endorsements for political races across the state of North Carolina.

Mar 30, 2022

The Importance of Trans Day of Visibility

TDOV is a reminder that visibility comes with a cost, and we ask allies to find ways to amplify your trans friends’ and family members' voices.

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.

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