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Jul 2, 2020

Allison Dahle Letter to the Editor

"While we celebrate this monumental win, it’s also important for us to keep sight of the bigger picture: We still have massive gaps in our nondiscrimination laws for LGBTQ folks when it comes to housing, public places, federal programs and more."

Jul 2, 2020

Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ Groups Find Common Ground In Fight Against Police Brutality

Executive Director Kendra R. Johnson speaks with the News & Observer.

Jul 2, 2020

Carrboro Pride 2019 Documentary

Check out this documentary on 2019 Pride in Carrboro!

Jun 30, 2020

How Will You Show Up for This Moment?

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.

Jun 29, 2020

GO Proudly Presents: 100 Women We Love, Class Of 2020

“Me being out and visible means that some black queer kid somewhere in the South sees someone that looks like them talking about issues that affect them.”

Jun 25, 2020

Transgender Health Outcomes Improve When Providers Take These Steps

Health risks and academic setbacks for young people can have lasting effects, including joblessness and homelessness well into adulthood, explains Rebby Kern, director of education policy at Equality NC. There are easy steps that schools, families and health providers can take to address gender discrimation and secure more equitable health outcomes.

Jun 22, 2020

Executive Director Kendra Johnson Shares Her Favorite Books With NBC OUT

"Women loving women is still such a radical thing in the face of all our history and our struggles as LGBTQ folks."

Jun 19, 2020

Equality NC uses Pride month to support Black Lives Matter movement

"Our whole Pride month comes from the origins of us resisting police brutality,"

Jun 19, 2020

Kendra R. Johnson Named One of The Advocate's 2020 Champions of Pride

Every year The Advocate pick a different Champion of Pride in each state across America.

Jun 19, 2020

Will You Show Up For Juneteenth?

While these gestures of Black solidarity are incredible to see, this moment in our country calls for so much more.

Jun 17, 2020

Rural LGBTQ Youth Need Your Support!

At Equality North Carolina Foundation, we’re looking for ways to plug into this moment and uplift the young leaders who will be the architects of change in our country in the years to come.

Jun 17, 2020

7 LGBTQ advocates in the South on PRIDE, solidarity amid the Black Lives Matter movement

"It was black and brown people that rose up against police brutality to start the modern LGBTQ civil rights movement."

Jun 16, 2020

What the Supreme Court decision means for LGBTQ rights in North Carolina

"Most of the pride organizations are standing in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement across the country, because we know the LGBTQ community is part of every community and Black and brown LGBTQ folks are disproportionately targeted by the police as well."

Jun 16, 2020

President Trump says Supreme Court ruling on LGBT workers 'very powerful decision'

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a landmark civil rights law protects LGBT people from discrimination in employment, a resounding victory for LGBT rights from a conservative court.

Jun 16, 2020

Supreme Court says gay, transgender workers protected by law

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a landmark civil rights law protects gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment, a resounding victory for LGBT rights from a conservative court.

Jun 16, 2020

NC LGBTQ leaders say more work to be done after Supreme Court decision on workplace protections

“We now have an opportunity. When [HB142] sunsets, cities can pass these non-discrimination ordinances. We hope that the NC General Assembly will pass the Equality for All Act.”

Jun 16, 2020

NC LGBTQ Leader on Supreme Court Ruling: ‘I Was Nothing Short of Floored’

"This ruling by the Supreme Court is nothing short of a hard-fought victory for our communities."

Jun 16, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court: Employers can’t discriminate against gay, transgender employees

“The Court’s decision will directly impact millions of people across the country and allow them to both live authentically in the workplace and care for their families with respect and dignity.”

Jun 16, 2020

'Today we celebrate:' Supreme Court rules employers can't discriminate based on sexual identity, orientation

"This was, frankly, in the midst of a pandemic, in the midst of this uprising, and with the makeup of the court, was not expected."

Jun 15, 2020

ENC Condemns Trump Administration’s Rollback of Healthcare Protections for Transgender People

"Rolling back healthcare protections for our communities during this time is nothing short of cruel, and this administration continues to flaunt -- even celebrate -- its cruelty.”

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