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

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.

Equality NC Announces #Married364 Actions

Mar 31, 2014

Equality NC Announces #Married364 Actions

North Carolina's married, same-sex couple deserve to be recognized as married for *all* purposes and all days of the year, including Tax Day. Unfortunately, thanks to new, inequitable tax policies, married, same-sex couples must report that they are not married on the day they file their state taxes. In essence, they're married only 364 days a year. It's time fight back.

Chapel Hill State Farm Agent Fights for Equality

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.

LEARN MORE: Equality NC's Business Equality Council

Mar 17, 2014

LEARN MORE: Equality NC's Business Equality Council

Equality NC will convene vocal and visible North Carolina business leaders who support employment protections for gay and transgender workers to become part of an unprecedented business coalition designed to increase support for statewide workplace protection policies. Learn more.

LEARN MORE: Equality Means Business

Mar 17, 2014

LEARN MORE: Equality Means Business

Equality NC is convening vocal and visible North Carolina local business leaders who support protections for gay and transgender workers to become part of an unprecedented small business coalition designed to increase support for statewide workplace protection policies.

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

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.

JUST ADDED! #GetEngagedNC Triangle Regional Event

Mar 6, 2014

JUST ADDED! #GetEngagedNC Triangle Regional Event

JUST ADDED! Don't miss your chance to be a part of the event series that everyone's talking about! Help the Triangle #GetEngagedNC - join us in Raleigh on April 2.

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

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.

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

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.

Equality NC's #GetEngagedNC Launches With Western Regional Event

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.

Join Equality NC: Details About #MoralMarch

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

LGBT Health Care: What are the Options?

Jan 21, 2014

LGBT Health Care: What are the Options?

Many of us in the LGBT community have long been left out when it comes to health insurance. It has been too hard to find coverage that treats our families fairly, that covers the care we need, and that doesn’t break the bank.

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

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."

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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