When House Bill 2 (HB2) was secretly passed in the dead of night by North Carolina’s General Assembly and then immediately signed by then Governor McCrory, thousands of North Carolina citizens lost basic rights and protections. However, HB2 is just one injustice that needs to be addressed in North Carolina. Equality NC is one of the organizations that is fighting for equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) North Carolinians.
Equality NC is the largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocacy organization in North Carolina. It lobbies the North Carolina General Assembly, executive branch, and local governments, broadcast LGBT news, stories and content, and mobilizes our communities on issues including marriage equality, parental rights, inclusive anti-bullying policies, employment discrimination, hate violence, privacy rights, sexuality education, adoption, domestic partnerships, and HIV/AIDS.
Equality NC is made up of three connected nonprofits. Equality NC is the parent organizations responsible for lobbying and advocacy, Equality NC Action Fund (PAC) is the political action committee which works to elect fair-minded candidates, and Equality NC Foundation provides educational programming on LGBT issues and conducts comprehensive campaigns to build public support for equal rights.