Content Filed Under: North Carolina

All relevant news and information regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in The Tar Heel State.


Congressional Candidate Wendy May Makes History in North Carolina

May 29, 2018, 2:45 pm With the announcement of her campaign, Wendy May has become the first openly transgender person to run for elected office in North Carolina. Here, she speaks about her desire to be a strong voice for equality.

Mom in North Carolina: “Being Authentic is Something to Be Proud Of”

May 23, 2018, 3:59 pm Ashley Nurkin tells her story of being the mother of a transgender daughter, how she and her family came to accept her, and why it's important for her to speak out against discrimination.
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WATCH: LGBTQ Families Share Their Stories for The Ad Council’s New ‘Beyond I Do’ Campaign

By Adam Polaski • April 20, 2018, 2:11 pm This week Freedom for All Americans is proud to applaud and support the efforts of The Ad Council's new campaign #BeyondIDo, which aims to raise awareness about the many ways that LGBTQ people in the United States face harmful discrimination.

On Valentine’s Day, Let’s Celebrate All Couples Equally – Including LGBTQ Couples

February 13, 2018, 5:22 pm

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Freedom For All Americans is spotlighting couples from across the LGBTQ and gender spectrum who talk about not only their personal love stories, but also why it is essential for their state and country to embrace LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination protections. Thank you to the National Center for Transgender Equality for partnering with us on many of these stories. Take a look!


Finding Strength in their Faith, a North Carolina Couple Navigates One Partner’s Transition

February 13, 2018, 5:15 pm When Sean Carroll came out as transgender, she and her wife Sarah were unfamiliar with the LGBTQ community. Together, they came out, learned more, and shared their story, turning often to their faith to support them. Now they have advice for other couples going through a transition – and they say their path isn't much different from many couples who experience changes together.
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Federal Lawsuit Alleging Anti-Transgender Employment Discrimination Filed Against Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club

By Shane Stahl • December 27, 2017, 4:23 pm A federal lawsuit has been filed against Sam’s East, Inc. and Wal-Mart Associates, Inc. by TLDEF alleging anti-transgender discrimination.

Faith Love: Her Name is Her Mission

December 11, 2017, 5:21 pm Faith Love, a resident of North Carolina and openly bisexual woman, looks to be a supportive ally to transgender people and support them as the fight for non-discrimination protections continues.

North Carolinian Religious Leader: “Religion Does Not Justify Discrimination”

December 7, 2017, 9:29 am Reverend Dr. Terence Leathers explains how faith does not in any way condone or justify discrimination.
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Report: Small Businesses Oppose Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination

By Shane Stahl • November 18, 2017, 8:56 am On Thursday, November 16, the Small Business Majority released a report detailing polling it had conducted in five different states: North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Ohio, and Michigan. Overall, the report definitively states that small business believe discriminatory practices against LGBTQ customers is bad for business, and should not be allowed by law.
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North Carolina Governor Issues Nondiscrimination Executive Order, But Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination Persists

By Adam Polaski • October 19, 2017, 7:15 pm The executive order is a step forward, but  it doesn't address the fact that anti-LGBTQ discrimination is still the law of the land in North Carolina.
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NCAA Acquiesces to New Anti-LGBT Law that Replaced North Carolina’s HB2

By Adam Polaski • April 4, 2017, 10:30 am The NCAA announced this morning that North Carolina’s hastily passed HB 142 law “minimally” met the league’s standards for consideration in awarding championship events.
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NC General Assembly Passes So-Called HB 2 ‘Repeal’ That Is Anything But

By Megan Clayton • March 30, 2017, 2:17 pm The North Carolina General Assembly advanced a so-called HB 2 compromise bill today that unfortunately does nothing to address the underlying problems of the original law.
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Rather Than Simply Repeal HB2, North Carolina Lawmakers Double Down on Discrimination with New Proposal

By Adam Polaski • March 30, 2017, 9:24 am The legislation lawmakers will vote on, however, leaves the most discriminatory components of HB 2 in place and puts nondiscrimination protections for LGBT North Carolinians out of reach for years to come.
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New Analysis: HB 2 Will Cost North Carolina $3.76 Billion

By Adam Polaski • March 27, 2017, 12:01 pm The discriminatory North Carolina law that bans transgender people from public restrooms, will cost the state at least $3.76 billion in lost investment over the next 12 years.

Following Supreme Court Delay, Transgender Faith Leader in North Carolina Pushes Toward Continued Discussion

March 24, 2017, 5:12 pm Rev. Slack can't help but draw comparisons between the Gavin Grimm case and HB2 in North Carolina. In both instances, attempts are being made to shut transgender people out of the public sphere, erase their experiences, and deny them basic access to spaces, the usage of which so many take for granted.
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