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Apr 8, 2014

Crystal Richardson Joins Equality NC

Equality NC announced today that Crystal Richardson will join Equality NC's team as an organizer dedicated to a first-of-its-kind partnership with the NAACP. The experienced advocate for pro-equality issues will be leading Equality NC's efforts during the NAACP's Freedom Moral Summer campaign.

Apr 3, 2014

Equality NC Joins Other NC LGBT Organizations to Examine Impact of Central Piedmont Community College’s Policies on Transgender Students

Officials with Central Piedmont Community College released a statement today saying they are investigating an alleged incident of discrimination against a transgender student. The college, the statement reads, wants an “amicable resolution” with the student and is also examining its policies and procedures with LGBT organizations, including Equality NC.

Mar 27, 2014

Chapel Hill State Farm Agent Fights for Equality

This week, State Farm agent Pam Herndon secured multi-auto insurance for married, same-sex couples living in North Carolina. This is no small victory. In doing so, Ms. Herndon has ensured that not only can legally-married, same-sex couples living in North Carolina have the same State Farm insurance rates enjoyed by other married couples, but also that ALL married, same-sex couples living in states like ours, which bar marriage equality, can have access to this more economical State Farm coverage as well.

Mar 10, 2014

Equality NC's #GetEngagedNC Caps Successful Statewide Tour With Eastern Regional Event

Equality NC Foundation rounded out its statewide #GetEngagedNC campaign on March 8 with Saturday's Eastern Regional event in Greensboro focused on reengaging coastal community activists to move the region and state forward on issues of equality.

Mar 3, 2014

Equality NC's #GetEngagedNC Campaign Continues with Piedmont Regional Event

Equality NC Foundation continued its #GetEngagedNC campaign on March 1 with Saturday's Piedmont Regional event in Greensboro focused on reengaging Triangle, Triad and Charlotte area community activists to move the state forward on issues of equality.

Feb 24, 2014

Equality NC, Freedom to Marry Launch Marriage Campaign in the South

Equality NC, Freedom to Marry, and 12 other Southern statewide and regional organizations today launched a $1 million multi-state campaign to build majority support for marriage in the South. The new effort, called Southerners for the Freedom to Marry, will include significant field and media work over the next year in partnership with supportive organizations across the region.

Feb 23, 2014

Equality NC's #GetEngagedNC Launches With Western Regional Event

Equality NC Foundation launched its #GetEngagedNC campaign this weekend with Saturday's Western Regional event in Boone focused on empowering community activists to move the state forward on issues of equality.

Feb 7, 2014

Join Equality NC: Details About #MoralMarch

Equality NC and our supporters will participate in the 2014 Moral March on Raleigh HKonJ People’s Assembly, Saturday, February 8, at 10:30 a.m. in downtown Raleigh. More details on the event — for folks who can and cannot be there in person.

Feb 5, 2014

Equality NC Responds to Anti-LGBT Ellmers' Statement on Aiken

Equality NC joined other LGBT advocates in reacting swiftly today to a statement from U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers’ campaign team, which used coded anti-LGBT language to attack Clay Aiken, who announced his candidacy for Congress this morning.

Feb 5, 2014

Clay Aiken Announces Candidacy for Congress in North Carolina's 2nd District

Clay Aiken, the North Carolina special-education teacher who became an internationally recognized recording artist, announced today that he will run as a Democratic candidate for United States Congress in the Second Congressional District.

Feb 1, 2014

N.C. Democratic Party Makes Major Trans-Inclusive Move

Members of the North Carolina Democratic Party’s State Executive Council voted unanimously on Saturday morning to advance a transgender-inclusive measure, bringing the state party in line with non-discrimination and inclusive standards set by the national Democratic Party.

Jan 29, 2014

BREAKING: BCBSNC to Provide Family Coverage for Same-Sex Couples and All Domestic Partners in ACA plans

BREAKING: In a reversal, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina will now offer family coverage to same-sex couples and all domestic partners in ACA plans.

Jan 10, 2014

Equality NC Responds to Anti-LGBT Group's Endorsement of Senate Candidate

Equality NC responded today to news that Concerned Women for America, a D.C.-based anti-LGBT group, has endorsed Rev. Mark Harris. "The endorsement of Republican Senate candidate Mark Harris by the virulently anti-LGBT Concerned Women for American, as well as his praise for this certified hate group, should give all fair-minded North Carolinians pause as they head to the polls this year."

Jan 8, 2014

30 Days Kick-off to #MoralMarch. All Roads Lead to Raleigh on February 8.

Today, Equality NC and other HKonJ partners joined the NAACP of North Carolina for the official kick-off of the 30-day countdown to #MoralMarch, on Saturday, Feb. 8, in Raleigh. Join us.

Dec 9, 2013

Equality NC-Led Panel to Address Recent Attacks on LGBT Students and Families

Equality NC will lead a panel discussion of state and national LGBT leaders, Wednesday, December 11, at 6:30p.m., from Charlotte’s Time Out Youth Center (2320-A North Davidson Street, Charlotte, N.C. 28205). The hour-long "Roundtable on Safe Schools" will respond to a series of recent incidents impacting the state’s LGBT-identified children and families.

Dec 3, 2013

Lydia Lavelle Sworn In As North Carolina's First Openly-Lesbian Mayor

Lydia Lavelle was sworn in as Carrboro’s new mayor Tuesday evening, making history as North Carolina’s first openly-lesbian mayor.

Nov 25, 2013

Equality NC to Hold Wilmington Press Conference Responding to Public Funding of Anti-Gay Schools

Equality NC, North Carolina’s statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) advocacy organization, will lead a press conference in response to new laws allowing public funding of anti-gay schools Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 4:30 p.m., from Wilmington, N.C.

Nov 21, 2013

Equality NC Responds to Wilmington School’s Anti-Gay Policy

A Wilmington, NC, elementary school eligible to receive taxpayer funding in 2014 is instituting a policy that its students may not have an LGBT family member. Take action.

Nov 19, 2013

Equality NC Announces Crucial Conversation About Campaign to Win Parenting and Marriage Equality

Join Equality NC, the ACLU of NC, and NC Policy Watch, December 3, 2013, for a crucial conversation about the campaign to win parenting and marriage rights for LGBT couples in North Carolina with some of the movement’s leaders and family members involved in the lawsuit.

Nov 14, 2013

Equality NC Calls on Gov. McCrory to Reconsider Collins Appointment to N.C. Task Force on Safer Schools

Equality NC responded today to news that N.C. Governor Pat McCrory has appointed Buddy Collins, an outspoken opponent of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality, to serve on the state’s Task Force on Safer Schools.

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