capefearequalityWILMINGTON, N.C. — On June 28, Equality North Carolina expanded its work by establishing Cape Fear Equality as a branch of its advocacy organization.

WECT-TV reported that the launch took place at St. Jude Metropolitan Church. Speaker for the kick-off was Crystal Moore, the fired lesbian Latta, S.C., mayor who was relieved of her position due to her sexual orientation. On June 27 she was reinstated.

The organization will serve as an umbrella for a variety of LGBT area groups.


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