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Equality North Carolina – QNotes

A Commitment to the Queen City

Connie Vetter, QNotes 2020 Person of the Year

Since coming to Charlotte in 1993, Connie Vetter has served in nearly 20 community organizations in a board or committee member role, not to mention the countless times she has volunteered her skills as one of the city’s most recognizable LGBTQ attorneys.

HB142 Sunset: The Path Forward

Political Voices

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, a key prong of House Bill 142 (HB142) reached sunset, ending a years-long moratorium that blocked cities and towns in our state from protecting their LGBTQ residents through local non-discrimination ordinances.

RAIN Names New Leader

Carolinas News Notes

Chelsea Gulden, a longtime HIV advocate and service provider, will become president and CEO of RAIN, following the retirement of the organization’s founder, president and CEO Debbie Warren in January 2021.

Equality NC Celebrates Victorious LGBTQ Candidates

Political Voices

It’s been a long and difficult election season with numerous disappointments — but also some incredible victories. Equality North Carolina is beyond proud of our 147 endorsed candidates who dedicated their lives to fighting for a more just and equitable North Carolina throughout the course of their campaigns.

There’s Still Hope

Local Organization Helps Charlotte’s Homeless Population During Pandemic

After a Charlotte, N.C. hotel shut down in May, some members of the LGBTQ community were left with limited options. The hotel has been in a legal battle with residents over the evictions since April. Deshon Medley, who identifies as gay, was one of those people facing homelessness.

Our People: Dr. Laura Levin

Atrium Health Pediatrician

Dr. Laura Levin became a local LGBTQ public figure after coming out as transgender publically a little over five years ago and has used her platform to promote transgender awareness and advocacy.

Join Us as We Fight for Our Lives

Political Voices

From all of us at Equality North Carolina, Happy LGBTQ History Month! With Election Day looming and our nation experiencing unimaginable crisis, it can feel strange to celebrate anything right now.