We stand with Trans Youth in North Carolina
Advocates for Youth stands with all transgender and gender expansive people, especially youth, who live in North Carolina and are now subjected to the recently-passed discriminatory and ill-conceived law. With the unprecedented passage and signing of HB 2, state legislators and Governor Pat McCrory have furthered a hostile and anti-LGBT environment in North Carolina, targeting transgender and gender non-conforming young people and creating an unsafe school environment.
LGBTQ young people have the right to safe and accepting environments, including schools and public spaces, and the right live with dignity without fear from stigma, discrimination and violence. Transgender and gender expansive youth need to be accepted and loved for who they are. HB 2 flies in the face of what young people need to lead healthy lives and thrive. Advocates for Youth condemns HB 2 and stands with all young people in North Carolina.