Author David Sedaris to donate speaking fee to Equality NC

Writer and humorist David Sedaris will donate his fee for speaking at the University of North Carolina Wilmington to Equality NC, he announced during his talk Sunday evening atKenan Auditorium. 

Sedaris had contemplated cancelling his appearance because of the controversial HB2 law, his agent said last week. During his talk, Sedaris poked fun at HB2, which has come under fire for requiring that transgender people use the bathroom corresponding to the sex of their birth

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'Sexy Liberal' comedy show to benefit Equality NC

The Stephanie Miller Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour swings through Asheville with concepts to change minds, particularly in relation to the current political climate including the passage of HB 2.

"I think the pressure is becoming so enormous between corporate and legal, we wanted to help fight on every front we can, so here we are," said Stephanie Miller, a radio talk show host and comedienne.

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Furniture and Design firms donates 1% of High Point Furniture Market sales to Equality NC

According to Gold Leaf Desgin Group, who started the effort, "Ever since our decision to donate 1% of our High Point sales to Equality NC, he has made it a mission to spread the word and encourage others to participate. We're pleased that many of our fellow Interhall exhibitors have agreed. Among those who have made the commitment are:

• Bungalow 5

• Aviva Standoff,

• Natural Curiosities

• Seasonal Living

• Luna Bella

• Nima Oberoi Lunares 

And more are joining every day. "

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Mumford and Sons to donate Charlotte concert proceeds to LGBTQ community

"As a band that relishes welcoming everyone to our shows and promoting tolerance, we do want to take a stand with the people of North Carolina who this week are shouting loudly against intolerance, fear and discrimination.

"Over the years we’ve looked for ways to contribute to the vitality of local communities and, in that spirit, we’re now creating a charitable fund to support those who have made it their mission to pursue love and justice. We will be donating all of our profits from this show to this new fund. And we will start by making a donation from it to a local LGBTQ organization."

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Raleigh Cyndi Lauper Concert will benefit Equality NC

"Sadly, once again, the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people have been trampled on with the recent passage of HB2 in North Carolina. Me and my team at the True Colors Fund have been closely monitoring the situation in North Carolina and support the efforts of the Human Rights Campaign, Equality North Carolina, and others to repeal HB2 in the upcoming legislative session. The pressure to repeal HB2 is building and it is beautiful. In the dark haze of such oppression, people and companies are stepping up to fight back against this unjust law and ensure that all North Carolinians are treated with dignity and respect, especially the transgender community....

"So, for that reason I think the best way I can do my part is to turn my show in Raleigh on June 4th into an entire day to build public support to repeal HB2. I will be donating all of the profits from the show to Equality North Carolina's efforts to repeal HB2 and I am proud of my manager and agent for joining me in this effort by donating their commissions from the show to this vital effort." 

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Brewing to benefit Equality NC and QORDS

The North Carolina brewing industry is coming together to make "Don't Be Mean to People: a golden rule (saison)"

The bright farmhouse ale made with 100% North Carolina grown and malted grain, and North Carolina sorghum molasses. Donate to reserve some for pickup near you (NC only), or get a cool glass or T-shirt, and proceeds go to Equality NC, the statewide LGBT advocacy group, and QORDS, an organization that hosts overnight summer camps for queer and trans youth or youth of LGBTQ families, with special focus on youth in the South.

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