2024 HRC North Carolina Dinner Program Book

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NORTH CAROLINA DINNER FEBRUARY 10, 2024


THANK YOU TO OUR LOCAL SPONSORS PRESENTING

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WELCOME LETTER

Thank you for joining us for the 2024 HRC North Carolina Dinner. Tonight is an evening to celebrate our accomplishments and support our work to ensure equality. As we look ahead, let’s also reflect on where we have been. Unfortunately, as we are so frequently reminded, those who wish to do harm in our community will continue to do so no matter who is in office. Over the past two years, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in anti-LGBTQ+ legislation across the country. We have seen over 400 bills directed to hurt our community in multiple states including North Carolina. Even in 2024, many states still do not have nondiscriminatory policies in place to protect our community within the health, employment, and housing sectors. Hate crimes and murders against our transgender community, and specifically trans women of color are exponentially higher today than at any other point in our history. We must fight back to send a message that hateful measures taken against our community will not stand. An injustice against one of us is an injustice against all of us. We cannot be distracted as we approach another pivotal election. The time to act is now. And this is why we are here tonight: to take action. This evening you will hear from changemakers that reflect the diversity of the LGBTQ+ movement for Equality. We hope you listen carefully to their stories and use their message to energize, empower and engage. There continues to be has never been a more important moment in history for us to work harder than ever before. Thank you for joining us for this evening of action and also celebration without exception.

Daniel Cary & Julie Davenport Allen North Carolina Dinner Co-Chairs



Brandon Wolf HRC SPEAKER Brandon Wolf is a nationally recognized advocate for LGBTQ+ civil rights and gun safety and a survivor of the 2016 shooting at Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub. He is a frequent face on MSNBC and CNN, and an opinion contributor in Oprah Daily, Newsweek, USA Today, and others. Brandon has graced the cover of Dazed Magazine and LGBTQ publications nationwide, having been named one of the Logo TV’s 30 LGBTQ Changemakers, Huffington Post’s 30 LGBTQ Influencers under 30 and Out Magazine’s 100 Most Influential LGBTQ People. He was a national surrogate for Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Presidential Campaign and an advisory committee member for President Biden’s General Election bid. In 2019, he became the first survivor of the Pulse tragedy to testify before Congress and was returned in 2022 to testify on the rise of anti-LGBTQ hate violence before the House Oversight Committee. Brandon is a co-founder of The Dru Project, a nonprofit organization that empowers safe spaces in schools for LGBTQ youth, and currently serves as National Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign. His debut memoir, “A Place for Us”, was released in July 2023 and became an instant bestseller.


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Dan Mauney EQUALITY AWARD BLUE RIDGE PRIDE

Blue Ridge Pride’s mission is to promote equality, safety, and quality of life for western North Carolina’s LGBTQ+ and allied communities, working as part of a united community through advocacy, celebration, education and service. We do this through several programs of education and service, and in partnership with the many wonderful people and organizations throughout the Blue Ridge mountains. Our partners include corporations, churches, hospitals, non-profits, entrepreneurs, artisans and government officials — anyone who desires to work to further rights and quality of life for the LGBTQ+ community.


Along life’s journey, let’s travel together. American Airlines is a longstanding partner of the Human Rights Campaign. American is a proud advocate for LGBTQ rights in Washington DC and beyond.

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VISABILITY AWARD

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J. Harrison Ghee

Tony Award winner J. Harrison Ghee made history as the first nonbinary actor to win in a leading individual performance category for creating the role as “Daphne/Jerry” in SOME LIKE IT HOT, which also garnered them Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards. Also on Broadway, Ghee starred as “Lola” in KINKY BOOTS, created the role of “Andre Mayhem” in MRS. DOUBTFIRE and co-starred opposite Harry Connick, Jr. as “Johnny Hooker” in THE STING. On television, Ghee was selected to play the title role in “Robyn’s Story” on the hit FOX anthology series ACCUSED (dir. Billy Porter), starred as “Kwame” in Netflix’s RAISING DION and guest starred on HBO’s HIGH MAINTENANCE.

A Fayetteville, North Carolina native, Ghee moved to New York City to study at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, and began their professional career working at Tokyo Disney, on cruise ships and national tours. They live by the mantra, “You have to free yourself to see yourself,” with the hope of inspiring people to dream big and to chase those dreams.

An outspoken advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community, Ghee has been involved with many organizations, including Broadway Cares, GLAAD and God’s Love We Deliver, among others. Ghee hopes to create roles and conversations that reach beyond what was and into a realm of infinite possibilities.


Everybody. At Apple, we’re committed to using our voice to advocate for LGBTQ+ people and the freedoms they deserve. Because we believe everybody should have the right to be free from discrimination. We proudly support the Human Rights Campaign and stand with you to build a better future.

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Dana Goldberg COMEDIAN

As seen on TBS, ABC, LOGO, and Last Comic Standing, veteran comedian Dana Goldberg is a force of nature on stage. With performances at the San Francisco International Comedy Competition, The Comedy Festival produced by TBS and HBO, and the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland; her quick wit and playful stage presence have her earning loyal fans across the country and abroad. A crowd favorite, Goldberg has become a triple threat combining her comedy, hosting, and live auction talents to become one of the most sought after entertainers on the circuit. Voted one of the “Top Five Funniest Lesbians In America,” Curve magazine raves, “Goldberg is one of the brightest lights in a stellar comedy landscape.” Advocate.com named Goldberg one of the top three LGBT comedians in the nation. In addition to headlining clubs, theaters and festivals around the country, Goldberg has performed at and emceed dozens of high profile events and has shared the national stage with luminaries such as President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, former President Bill Clinton, Meryl Streep, Katy Perry, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Lopez, Carol Burnett, Sir Elton John, Mariah Carey, Shonda Rhimes, and many more. Combining her gift of humor with humanitarian efforts, Goldberg has raised over 20 million dollars for non-profits around the country in the fight for marriage equality, LGBT rights, women’s health, and HIV and AIDS education and prevention. As the youngest child in a single parent household run by a Jewish mother in which two of three kids are gay, Goldberg helps keep most of the comedy venues and half of the psychotherapists in the country in business. For more information on Dana Goldberg visit www.danagoldberg.com


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HRC in ACTION The most impactful way to support HRC is through a monthly gift, because you will help fuel HRC’s fight for FULL equality all year long. Your ongoing monthly support will provide critical resources to fight back against anti-LGBTQ+ bills, expand and protect our pro-equality Congress, invest more deeply in our grassroots efforts with strategic organizing in key districts, keep pressure to pass the Equality Act in Congress and continue to show up and fight for the multiply marginalized in our community and country. Thank you for supporting HRC and for staying with us in the fight. Together, we are an unstoppable force for change! Join Now

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Transgender and non-binary people are your neighbors, co-workers, family members and friends. And when you or your friends and family are the targets of hate, violence and discrimination, you act. The Human Rights Campaign is actively working to advocate for the rights and lives of the transgender and non-binary community–but we all must do more–can we count you in? As LGBTQ+ people and allies, we have a responsibility to fight for EVERYONE in our movement. Now is the time to get loud, get visible, and spread awareness on behalf of transgender and non-binary people. So please take the actions below–but don’t stop there. The more people who show they care, including allies and trans and non-binary people who speak up for the most marginalized in our community, the more hearts and minds we will change.

State legislatures are attacking LGBTQ+ folks, particularly trans people, left and right. Show antiequality legislators that we won’t tolerate any more bullying and discrimination.

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Spread the Word On Social Media

Display your special edition HRC sticker on your car, laptop, water bottle — no matter where you put it, you’ll be saying you support our trans community.

Post these image shares on your social media channels and update your profile photos and let your networks know you believe in a more just and equitable world for trans folks — full stop.

Speak Out

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Contact State Legislators

Sign the Pledge and Impact Change The first step in voicing your support for the trans and non-binary community is to sign your name to the Count Me In pledge. By taking this action, you’re sending a message that you vow to go out of your way to raise awareness and uplift the lives of our trans and non-binary friends and family.

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Provide Inclusive Books to an At-Need Library

Share a Voice Message of Support

Your contribution will provide a set of three books to a Title 1 school or community library serving multiply marginalized populations across the country.

State legislatures are targeting trans kids. Text HEART to 472-472 to share a public message of support for trans youth and show you’re fighting for them.

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Rebekah is a 14-year-old girl who loves school, reading, hanging out with her friends and playing field hockey. But lawmakers across the country are trying to pass laws that would prohibit Rebekah from playing sports with other girls.

From T-shirts to pins to socks to masks, you can show off your support for trans equality no matter where you are, who you’re with or what you’re doing.

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TRANSGENDER

INCLUSION IN THE WORKPLACE

OF THOSE RATED ON HRC FOUNDATION’S 2021 CEI…

99%

of CEI-rated employers explicitly include gender identity as a part of their non-discrimination policy.

49% of CEI-rated employers

allow employees the option to selfidentify as LGBTQ+ in anonymous employee engagement surveys or as part of data collection on confidential employee forms or in the HRIS system.

94 % 600+

OF FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES

have non-discrimination protections that include gender identity,

UP FROM 3% IN 2002.

major employers have adopted workplace gender transition guidelines.

Over its 19-year history, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index has been the driving force for the adoption of equitable workplace policies, practices and benefits for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people in the United States and beyond. Participating companies know that building an LGBTQ+-inclusive workplace is not just the right thing to do, it is also the best business decision and allows companies to attract, retain and engage top talent. Their commitment to building inclusion has only strengthened over the past year, with a record-breaking number of corporations achieving top marks.

91%

of all CEI-rated businesses offer transgenderinclusive health insurance coverage, up from 0 in 2002 and 22 times as many businesses as 12 years ago.

87%

of all CEI-rated businesses offer transgender-inclusive health insurance coverage while also eliminating blanket exclusions for medically necessary care in all other employer-sponsored plans.


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The Human Rights Campaign Foundation works to ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to care for their families, earn a living and live open, honest and safe lives at home, at work and in the community. The HRC Foundation is a non-profit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. For more information about our work, visit www.hrc.org/Foundation Current as of January 31, 2024.



WHAT WE DO The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality. Since 1980, we have been fighting for a better future for LGBTQ+ Americans. We are now working tirelessly to pass the Equality Act, which will soon head to the U.S. Senate for consideration, fight back against a multitude of anti-LGBTQ+ legis-lation in states nationwide and ensure everyone in our community is treated with dignity and respect. While our opponents are emboldened and on the attack, the Human Rights Campaign and our grass-roots army of more than 3.2 million members and supporters are energetically defending the rights we’ve gained and ramping up our fight for full equality across the board.

ANTI-EQUALITY LEADERS AND LEGISLATION

The alarming spate of anti-LGBTQ+ bills introduced across the country in 2020 has continued to surge in 2021. These include bills that would prohibit transgender youth from receiving genderaffirming care and bills that would prohibit transgender youth from participating in sports. This wave of anti-transgender legislation harkens back to the surge of anti-transgender bathroom bills that hit state legislatures in 2016, including North Carolina’s HB2. We remain committed to aggressively fighting these threats to equality by those who seek to undermine our rights. HRC will do whatever it takes to protect the rights and fundamental equality of every LGBTQ+ person in this country.

BUILDING AND DEMONSTRATING POLITICAL POWER

HRC’s decades-long work to build political power has uniquely positioned us to reach LGBTQ+ and ally voters who prioritize equality on the ballot, also known as Equality Voters. HRC has identified 57 million Equality Voters nationwide who, if they turn out to vote, will support pro-equality candidates. HRC’s early and sustained year-round engagement in battleground states like Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin bolstered historic turnout in 2018 and 2020 producing pro-equality outcomes at every level of government. In 2019, HRC’s mobilization of Equality Voters in Virginia, where lawmakers had repeatedly blocked proequality bills over many years, produced groundbreaking progress for LGBTQ+ Americans in the South. These victories led to the Virginia Values Act becoming law, making Virginia the first state in the South to advance statewide nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ+ people.

ADVANCING EQUALITY IN OUR DAILY LIVES

The HRC Foundation improves the lives LGBTQ+ people by building understanding and shaping the public debate of LGBTQ+ people and the challenges they face through innovative research and public education campaigns. We also change the policies and practices in the institutions that shape our everyday lives (hospitals, schools, workplaces, and more) and empower strategic partners, community advocates, and allies through convenings and capacity-building. Guided by these theories of change and seeking to prioritize work impacting those who are multiply marginalized, we have 11 cuttingedge programs advancing equality in the U.S. and beyond.

All Children - All Families is the only national program

dedicated to LGBTQ+ inclusion in child welfare (foster care and adoption agencies) that provides resource development, technical assistance and training.

Public Education & Research produces written resources and conducts original quantitative and qualitative research exploring the lived experiences of LGBTQ+ people. Global Partnerships provides capacity-building and leadership development opportunities to LGBTQ+ advocates from around the world to strengthen movements and advance global LGBTQ+ equality. HBCU Program is the only national project that partners with Historically Black Colleges and Universities on establishing an LGBTQ+-inclusive campus climate. Health & Aging provides resources and training to help thousands of healthcare facilities adopt inclusive policies and practices to better serve LGBTQ+ patients and employees. HIV & Health Equity develops public education and capacitybuilding programs to address the disproportionate impact of HIV on Black and Latinx communities. Religion & Faith provides faith leaders with opportunities

and tools to stand up for equality even as opponents attempt to weaponize faith against LGBTQ+ people.

Transgender Justice Initiative leads economic empowerment programs, capacity-building initiatives, community engagement efforts, and public safety education campaigns that combat the discrimination faced by transgender people. Welcoming Schools is the only bias-based bullying prevention program in the nation to provide LGBTQ+-specific training and resources with an intersectional lens, developed for use in elementary schools. Workplace Equality advances equality for LGBTQ+ workers through the adoption and implementation of inclusive policies, practices, and benefits in the U.S. and beyond.

Youth Well-Being provides professional development to over 5,000 youth-serving professionals annually, through the annual Time to THRIVE conference, webinars, participation at major national convenings, and by amplifying the stories of HRC Youth Ambassadors. The program also convenes HRC’s Parents for Transgender Equality Council. Updated 10-26-2021


We must do the work. Real progress on diversity and inclusion doesn't happen without real work. Our determination to drive sustainable change, grounds us in the ways we can make the systemic shifts necessary to create a more inclusive industry for all. Microsoft continues to be a proud sponsor of the Human Rights Campaign.


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Human Rights Campaign At Morgan Stanley, diversity is an opportunity — for clients, employees and the firm. Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion is fundamental to our role as a global leader striving for excellence in all that we do. By valuing diverse perspectives, we continue to expand our inclusive culture, focus on our people and deliver innovative solutions to the communities where we live and work. Learn more at morganstanley.com/aboutus/diversity

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Diversity makes us stronger. Different perspectives bring different strengths. At Chevron, our diverse and inclusive work environment helps us find better options, make better decisions, and reach better solutions in everything we do. Whether our employees or our partners, diversity and inclusion are at the core of who we are and how we do business. Learn more at chevron.com Chevron is proud to be recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. CHEVRON, the CHEVRON Hallmark and THE HUMAN ENERGY COMPANY are registered trademarks of Chevron Intellectual Property LLC. © 2023 Chevron U.S.A. Inc.


Celebrating everyone’s unique magic. At Cox, inclusion is much more than a word. It’s at the very core of our values. We thrive on what makes us different, empowering our people, clients and communities to build a better future for the next generation. No two employees look or think the same. And we prefer it that way!

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For change to happen, someone must challenge the status quo. We’re proud to support the work of the Human Rights Campaign and use our voice to uplift those left behind and those on their way, ensuring everyone has the right and advantage to fully participate in the global economy.


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Unleashing the Power of Diversity PepsiCo is proud to be a long-standing National Corporate Partner of the Human Rights Campaign. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is simultaneously a moral and a business imperative. We are proud to have a long history of supporting our LGBTQ+ employees and consumers

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We believe a secure retirement is a right, not a privilege. TIAA is a proud sponsor of the Human Rights Campaign.

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We’re inspired by you. At Ecolab, we’re proud of our LGBTQ+ employees for their tenacity and diligence in helping to make Ecolab a top place to work. Our company and culture are thriving—all because of the remarkable work and diverse perspectives of our 47,000 associates worldwide. Together, we’re helping our world become cleaner, safer and healthier.

Our impact is strengthened by our unique backgrounds and experiences.

Own your future. Impact what matters. Explore opportunities and join our talent network to stay connected at jobs.ecolab.com

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Bank of America is proud of our roots in the LGBTQ+ community and have worked to strengthen them by continuing to support our LGBTQ+ teammates both professionally and personally. We come together to celebrate those who inspire us to keep pushing forward and ensuring that our LGBTQ+ family thrives.

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✨◦ Impactful Philanthropy: Join initiatives like Project Blue Shell, our partnership with

Ridge Road Middle School, sponsoring 12 students in 2024 by contributing Nintendo Switches, games, and crucial support, including food, gas vouchers, and year-long school supplies.

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The HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN salutes our National Partners based in the CHARLOTTE area.

THANK YOU


THANK YOU for supporting the Human Rights Campaign

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