In August 2023, the North Carolina legislature overrode the veto of Gov. Roy Cooper and passed multiple laws focused on trans youth and issues such as athletics, education, and gender-affirming care. Across the United States of America, there are increasing literary bans and legislation attempting to censor LGBTQ+ folk in the name of protecting youth. But what do youth think about this? Youth Voices: Don’t Stay Silent amplifies the voices of local youth through a workshop led by Shane Manier.