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...

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...

June Non-Discrimination Update

LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination legislation has languished for over a decade in the General Assembly. A comprehensive non-discrimination law would protect LGBT people from discrimination in housing, employmen...

Trans Student Resource Launched for Pennsylvania Schools

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Youth Congress (PYC) has launched the Dignity for All project as an online resource for school districts in supporting transgender students. The statewide LGBT youth organiz...

Great Valley + Springfield Adopt First Known Trans Policies in PA

ORELAND, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Youth Congress congratulates the Great Valley and Springfield Township School Boards on adopting the first formal, recognized, comprehensive transgender student district polici...

Physician General Dr. Levine on World AIDS Day

Today on World AIDS Day 2015, Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine held a press conference in the State Capitol to highlight the HIV/AIDS healthcare to be advanced in Pennsylvania. The brief event was held in ...