RALEIGH, N.C. — Equality North Carolina is seeking nominations for its Equality Champion Awards to be given out at the Equality NC Foundation’s 2011 Equality Conference & Gala held at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Elliott University Center (conference) and at the Empire Room (gala).

Know someone who exemplifies what it means to be a champion? Nominees should embrace the ideals of working toward securing equality across North Carolina.

Along with the Legislative Leadership Award, these will be a surefire way to recognize those who are digging deep into the trenches to lead the cause for freedom.

Nominees may come from the Western, Charlotte, Triad, Triangle and Eastern regions.

Beat the Sept. 15 deadline and send in nominations via email to Kay Flaminio at kay@equalitync.org. In the subject header, write Equality Champion. Be sure to include your name, email address and phone number, as well as that of the nominee, along with the regional designation. Finally, tell the selection committee about the nominee in 250 words or less.

Lainey Millen

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