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North Carolina

News from within the borders of North Carolina and the fight for LGBT equality there. Learn more about past and present obstacles toward achieving equality in North Carolina, including hate crimes law, transgender rights, adoption, and other rights denied to same-sex couples and LGBT people. Learn about individuals—activists, politicians, and allies—who have helped us make strides toward equality. We also cover the campaigns of groups opposed to marriage equality and explore how gay marriage is covered in mainstream media. We stay on top of developments so that you can stay informed about this issue.

News of the North Carolina restaurant's inclusive move, which has brought some customers to tears, has gone viral.

January 13 2016 4:24 PM

Six couples demand the law allowing magistrates to opt-out of performing same-sex and other weddings be declared unconstitutional. 

December 09 2015 11:15 AM

Just off of its successful New York City premiere, Deep Run poetically examines one trans man’s search for love, faith, and acceptance in rural North Carolina.

November 17 2015 8:33 PM

A gay North Carolina teen reveals 'loneliness nearly took my life' in a riveting account of his struggle to come out. 

November 02 2015 7:22 PM

A gay man from North Carolina got the worst wedding present imaginable.

October 16 2015 2:36 PM

A candidate for mayor of Kings Mountain, N.C., cites Kim Davis and asks "What's wrong with eradicating homosexuals?"

September 18 2015 8:51 AM

One North Carolina county has found itself in a sticky situation after all four magistrates opted to stop performing marriages.

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