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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.

Mar 8, 2021

8th Transgender Victim of Violence, Making 2021 On Track To Become Most Deadly Ever

Jenna Franks, 34, a white transgender woman, was found murdered in Jacksonville, North Carolina, on February 24.

Mar 4, 2021

State of Equality: March 2021 Newsletter

As we pass into year two of the pandemic, so many of us are fatigued -- physically, emotionally and spiritually. But beyond the suffering, this year also demonstrated the resiliency of our most vulnerable populations.

Mar 2, 2021

Women's History Month: Honoring Andrea Jenkins

Today, we’re honoring Andrea Jenkins, the first Black openly trans woman to be elected to office in the United States

Mar 1, 2021

As Equality Act passes in U.S. House, state LGBTQ advocates continue push for local protections as well

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Equality Act Thursday, an essential first hurdle to new LGBTQ protections under existing federal civil rights laws on housing, public access, education and federally funded programs.

Feb 25, 2021

The Equality Act just passed the House -- now it’s time to act!

The House passage of this landmark bill comes at the same time that momentum for LGBTQ nondiscrimination is building in North Carolina.

Feb 23, 2021

Black Future Month: Honoring Sen. Raphael Warnock

In many ways, Warnock’s win is the story of a new, progressive South -- a version of the South that’s always been here, but obfuscated by the dual forces of voter suppression and gerrymandering.

Feb 22, 2021

Will NC collect data on LGBT people and COVID?

The CDC called on states to begin tracking gender and sexual identity in their COVID-19 data. Will North Carolina take their advice?

Feb 18, 2021

As North Carolina Communities Demonstrate Local Momentum for Nondiscrimination, Congress Introduces Equality Act to Protect All LGBTQ Americans

Equality NC urges the NC congressional delegation – including Sens. Tillis and Burr – to follow their constituents’ lead by protecting LGBTQ North Carolinians from discrimination.

Feb 17, 2021

Black Future Month: Honoring Kamala Harris

Harris has been pushing the boundaries of representation for women of color throughout her entire career.

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