Reaffirming Our Commitment to Anti-Racism and Accountability

The Pennsylvania Youth Congress affirms its commitment to ending racial, economic, and social injustice both within our own communities and in the larger world. We believe that white supremacy, classism, and ot...

Non-discrimination Bill Reintroduced in the State Senate

For the sixth legislative session, an LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination bill covering employment, housing, and public accommodations was introduced in the State Senate. Sen. Pat Browne (R-Lehigh) and Sen. Larry...

PA Trans Youth Roundtable Forms

In the immediate aftermath of the US Departments of Justice and Education withdrawing their Title IX guidance supporting transgender student inclusion, the Pennsylvania Youth Congress convened an emergency stat...

PYC Condemns the Rescinding of Trans Student Guidance

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Youth Congress condemns the actions of the US Departments of Education and Justice in rescinding their transgender student guidance. The May 2016 “Dear Colleague” was a ...

PYC Statement of Solidarity with Targets of Hate in PA Schools

LGBTQ Students Targeted Across Pennsylvania PYC in Solidarity with Victims of Hate Speech, Harassment, and Crimes   HARRISBURG, Pa. — In response to a spike in hate-motivated attacks and intimidation, th...

Pennsylvania Comes Out for Freedom 2016

The Second Annual Pennsylvania Comes Out for Freedom event was held in the State Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. The event is a formal community observance of both LGBTQ History Month and Nation...

PYC Supports Federal Lawsuit Against Pine-Richland

Statewide LGBTQ Youth Organization Condemns Anti-Transgender Discrimination by Public School District GIBSONIA, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Youth Congress fully supports the federal lawsuit filed today by three tr...

PA Courts Now Prohibit Gender Identity Discrimination

HARRISBURG, Pa. — In an update initiated by the Pennsylvania Youth Congress, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has revised the Unified Judicial System’s non-discrimination policy to include protections on the ...

Pennsylvania Birth Certificate Update

On August 8, 2016, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced it has updated its policy on how an individual can change the sex marker on their birth certificate.  The new policy allows for a Pennsylvania...