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NC Equality rally Wilmington's LGBT community for fight against discrimination

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A statewide initiative is in Wilmington looking to take the next steps in LGBT issues.

They're holding a conference at the St. Jude Metropolitan Community Church Saturday focusing their fight on marriage equality and non-discrimination in the work place.

The political action committee most recently spoke out against anti-gay policies at Myrtle Grove Christian School.

They hope this weekend's conference will keep that vocal activism going.

"It's a real problem if you work hard and do your job everyday and you do a good job and you're standing at the water cooler and people are asking you ‘who are you dating?' or ‘who your partner is?'" NC Equality's Chris Sgro said. "It's difficult not to be able to talk about that, and it's just a basic right that people should be able to talk about it."

They're zoning in on faith leaders, small business owners, and the upcoming 2014 elections.

The #GetEngagedNC event lasts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and officials hope it will bring members of the Wilmington community together to talk about LGBT issues.

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