After an extensive national search, we are excited to announce the selection of Kendra R. Johnson as Equality NC’s next Executive Director. As Executive Director, Kendra will be directly responsible for implementing ENC’s strategic vision and for leading staff, volunteers, partners, and allies in advancing the organization’s mission.
RALEIGH, NC — Equality NC, North Carolina’s largest and oldest organization working for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) equality, announced today the selection of Kendra R. Johnson as its next Executive Director. As Executive Director, Kendra will be directly responsible for implementing ENC’s strategic vision and for leading staff, volunteers, partners, and allies in advancing the organization’s mission.
RALEIGH, NC — Equality NC, North Carolina’s largest and oldest organization working for LGBTQ equality and Time Out Youth Center, the Charlotte region’s oldest LGBTQ youth center, are proud to announce that Dr. Todd Rosendahl, Equality NC’s and Time Out Youth Center’s joint Director of Youth Policy, has been appointed by Governor Roy Cooper to the North Carolina Youth Advisory Council. The State Youth Council is comprised of dedicated youth and concerned adults working with local government agencies to address the needs of their local peers. Dr. Rosendahl will be a critical part in ensuring the success of the council by organizing programs and projects for participating youth to enhance the communities and the well-being of other youth in their communities.
RALEIGH, NC — Equality NC, North Carolina’s largest and oldest organization working for LGBTQ equality, applauds the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School (CMS) board for voting 7-2 in favor of approving language that is supportive of diversity and LGBTQ inclusivity. The revised multiculturalism policy expands CMS’ definition of diversity to include sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.
This year, on Tuesday, November 28, Equality NC is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. Today and throughout the rest of the year you will see and hear stories about the dreams of folks in our communities. Dreams of visiting a compassionate doctor. Dreams of freely walking down a street. Dreams of attending school or going to work without the fear of constant bullying or harassment.
In remembrance of those who have been lost due to transphobia and to recognize the continued violence against the transgender community, Equality NC observes Transgender Day of Remembrance with the rest of the world on Monday, November 20th. Every year, the names of those lost are recited at events across the country, and we are honored to partner with organizations throughout our state to offer our solidarity.
Raleigh, NC - Equality NC, North Carolina's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) advocacy group, congratulates pro-equality candidates across the state on winning important municipal elections.
Today, Equality NC Action Fund Pac announced a singular endorsement in the Raleigh Mayoral runoff for Mayor Nancy McFarlane. In the lead-up to the October 10 election, two candidates had received the organization's endorsement. Initially, both Mayor Nancy McFarlane and Charles Francis submitted questionnaires that were supportive of the organization’s policy platform. However, we now believe that it is time for us to give our supporters clear guidance given the new information that we have obtained since then.
RALEIGH, NC — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), National Center for Transgender Equality, and Equality NC responded to Governor Roy Cooper’s signing of an executive order extending limited additional protections for LGBTQ people employed by the state or receiving state services. The executive order reaffirms protections already in place for state employees and extends LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination protections in the provision of government services and in awarding state grants and contracts. However, even with the executive order, North Carolina still does not and cannot truly protect LGBTQ people, especially transgender people, from discrimination because of House Bill (HB) 142.
Today, over 200 leaders from the LGBTQ civil rights movement are gathered in Alexandria just across the river from Washington, D.C. for the annual Equality Federation Leadership Conference as President Trump announced his intention, in a series of tweets, to ban transgender people from serving in the military. Standing united against the shameful attack on transgender Americans, Equality Federation and its members, including Equality NC, released the following joint statement:
June 26, 2017, marks the second anniversary of the historic Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges that brought marriage equality to ALL 50 states. Since then thousands of loving same-sex couples have been able to make their love official - including many of you! This year, we are honored to share some of their love and stories with you.