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One of North Carolina's most influential figures, Pauli Murray still doesn't get her due for her part in combatting racial injustice, homophobia, and sexism. A new Amazon Prime Video doc about Murray, who grew up in Durham, premiers this weekend in the Bull City. (Image via Pauli Murray Center)
Pauli Murray: The North Carolina Hero Too Few Know About

A documentary about North Carolina civil rights trailblazer Pauli Murray will premier this weekend in Durham before being released to a national audience. 

A North Carolina leader in women's rights explains why the Equality Act isn't just about LGBTQ people. It's about protecting all women. (Image via Shutterstock)
The Equality Act Isn’t Just About LGBTQ People. It Would Protect All Women.

On Women's Equality Day, a NC leader in women's rights calls for federal protections based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

A person backlit by the sun makes a shape of a heart with their fingers while standing beneath a rainbow flag.
Love Wins as City of Charlotte Covers LGBTQ Residents in Nondiscrimination Ordinance

Charlotte, North Carolina expanded its nondiscrimination ordinance to include housing and employment protections for LGBTQ residents. Advocates are ready to push for more.

In this file photo, HB2 protestors gather across the street from the North Carolina state legislative building in 2016. The bill cost the state billions in economic activity.  (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)
5 Years After HB2, Will Charlotte Come Full Circle With Protections for LGBTQ North Carolinians?

More than five years after HB2 made North Carolina the face of anti-LGBTQ+ policy in the US, NC's largest city moves to protect LGBTQ+ people. 

In this May 2016 file photo, protestors gather across the street from the North Carolina state legislative building as they voice their concerns over the anti-trans HB2. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)
Why North Carolina’s Anti-Trans Policies Made Me Fear for My Life

A transgender 10th grader from western North Carolina tells us what it’s like to live in a state with a hostile GOP-controlled state Legislature.

The town of Carrboro passed protections for those who identify as LGBTQ because federal action has stalled. (Image via Town of Carrboro/Instagram)
NC Mayor: Burr, Tillis Need to Stand Up and Protect NC’s LGBTQ Residents

Carrboro's mayor explains why her town recently passed protections for LGBTQ people, and why more are needed.

In this file photo, HB2 protestors gather across the street from the North Carolina state legislative building in 2016. The bill cost the state billions in economic activity.  (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)
NC Faces Recession, Pandemic, and Upheaval in Schools. But These GOP Lawmakers Want to Talk Transgender Student-Athletes.

The inappropriately titled ‘Save Women’s Sports Act’ wants to police transgender athletes’ participation in middle and high school sports.