Unfortunately, North Carolina doesn’t have many laws that specifically apply to LGBTQ young people. However, a lot of the laws described on this site can work in your favor.

No matter how old you are, you can access STI testing and treatment and birth control, as well as mental health care, without a parent’s permission. There’s no age requirement to buy condoms or lube.

North Carolina’s anti-bullying law, the School Violence Prevention Act, says your school is supposed to protect you from harassment based on real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. Federal laws like Title IX protect your equal access to education.