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Equality NC, the Country’s Oldest Statewide LGBTQ Rights Organization, at 40

Back when members of the LGBTQ community were called homosexuals in the press, were arrested outside gay bars and parks and charged with “crimes against nature,” when the AIDS crisis was just turning away from panic and anger, when the whole LGBTQ community was assumed to be pedophilic and deranged, a group of homosexuals in North Carolina decided to stand up and give a very public damn.

Forty years later, Equality NC is the nation’s oldest statewide LGBTQ rights organization.

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