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Why We Need LGBTQ-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Ordinances — Not Resolutions

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It’s been a long road for non-discrimination protections in North Carolina since the passage of House Bill 2 (HB2) almost five years ago, which ignited international outcry, economic backlash and the invalidation of many non-discrimination ordinances previously passed across the state.

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A New Era of Possibility

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As our nation begins to rebuild and tries to get the COVID-19 pandemic under control, Equality North Carolina (ENC) will be here for you every step of the way. Please, stay tuned to our website, social media channels and emails for updates on the fight for our communities and the ways you can plug in during the weeks and months ahead.

HB142 Sunset: The Path Forward

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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.

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Equality NC Celebrates Victorious LGBTQ Candidates

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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.

Join Us as We Fight for Our Lives

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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.

Election 2020: It’s Now or Never

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With less than 50 days between us and the most important election of our lifetimes, we’re kicking into high gear at Equality North Carolina (ENC).

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Black August: an Observance & a Celebration

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As we head into the thick heat of summer, Equality North Carolina is inviting our communities all across the state to join us in observation of Black August — a month-long period of remembrance about the history of anti-Black, violent, systematic oppression in this country and the giants and revolutionaries who laid the foundation for the work of our movements today.

How Will You Show Up for This Moment?

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After months of quarantine due to COVID-19 and weeks of protest against racialized oppression in this country, we received two wins from the Supreme Court of the United States that will be lifesaving for our communities.