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Campaign for Southern Equality and Equality NC has created this guide to assist in contacting your representatives and taking action.

SB 49 Statement

The proposed North Carolina “Parents’ Bill of Rights” only serves to further marginalize our LGBTQ+ youth. The introduction of SB49 yesterday would require forcibly outing transgender and gender-nonconforming youth. It further prohibits the mention of the LGBTQ+ community in the classrooms. Our queer and trans-youth are already vulnerable, and this bill could have serious life-threatening consequences if it moves forward. Our youth deserve a safe, affirming space. All children deserve a space that is inclusive and welcoming. In a country that celebrates freedom of speech this bill is yet again another attack on the LGBTQ+ community. The rhetoric of some politicians and others only serves to divide our state and our nation. Our students deserve the same rights as other students without judgement. Blue Ridge Pride calls upon our citizens to stand up and make your voices heard. To the LGBTQ+ youth, parents, families, teachers, and staff of North Carolina we stand behind you and will continue to raise our voice for human rights. No one should ever be ashamed of who they are and who they love. Be proud. Be loud. Share your truth and live an authentic life.

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Legislative Resources

Freedom for All Americans. Freedom for All Americans is the bipartisan campaign to secure full nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people nationwide.

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Who We Are

We are driven to serve our community, consistent with our mission and vision.  But we are also guided by our identity as an organization.  What is our unique place in the community?  Whatever programs, projects, and events we pursue, we try to hold fast to three things.

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