Lee Knight Joins the Southern Advisory Council

Lee Knight lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her wife, Dana and their two children, Miller (6) and Margot (4). 

Lee is very active in LGBTQ advocacy in Charlotte, currently serving on the board of the Charlotte Lesbian and Gay Fund. The Fund is a collective aimed at giving fund and endowment to positively impact the underfunding of nonprofit organizations serving the LGBTQ community. Lee previously served on the board of Time Out Youth, a local organization dedicated to providing support, advocacy and education to LGBTQ youth.

Additionally, Lee and Dana were plaintiffs, along with five other lesbian and gay parent couples, in a federal lawsuit brought on their behalves by the ACLU. The lawsuit challenged North Carolina’s ban on second-parent adoption and the state’s constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage. 

Lee and Dana were legally married on November 1, 2014 and are now in the process of Dana’s step-parent adoption of their children.


Do you live in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, D.C., Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or West Virginia? If you live in one of these states and feel passionately about equality issues for LGBTQ parents and their families, then join our Southern Advisory Council! You will be a part a group of volunteers that partners with us to cultivate and enrich the quality of life for our families in the southern region. For more information contact our Southern Regional Manager, Tatiana Quiroga at TQuiroga@familyequality.org for further details.