Gender-Neutral Driver’s Licenses Now Available in PA!

Gender-Neutral Driver’s Licenses Now Available in PA!

Gender-neutral markers are now here for Pennsylvania driver’s licenses and photo ID cards! This is an important step toward inclusion and the greater safety of non-binary and gender expansive Pennsylvanians. PYC is proud to have helped successfully advance this effort over several years. We first proposed gender-neutral gender markers to […]

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Pennsylvania Celebrates Trans Day of Visibility!

Pennsylvania Celebrates Trans Day of Visibility!

Trans Day of Visibility is a day to celebrate transgender individuals and communities all around the world! The day was created in 2009 by Rachel Crandall, the Executive Director and co-founder of Transgender Michigan. While Trans Day of Remembrance is a solemn day held each November to mourn the lives […]

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PYC Foundation Welcomes Seven New Board Members

PYC Foundation Welcomes Seven New Board Members

We are thrilled to share that the Pennsylvania Youth Congress Foundation is welcoming seven new board members this month. There are now ten members of the PYC Foundation Board of Directors. The board is comprised of dedicated leaders from all across our commonwealth. The new members include (as pictured from […]

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Pennsylvania: Trans Day of Remembrance/Resilience 2018

Pennsylvania: Trans Day of Remembrance/Resilience 2018

The International Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is held in local communities and campuses across the nation to memorialize those who have been killed due to anti-transgender bigotry. Many victims of anti-transgender violence have been invisible in their communities and attackers not often brought to justice. The 20th Annual TDOR […]

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Seven Pennsylvanians Named in the Out 100 for 2018

Seven Pennsylvanians Named in the Out 100 for 2018

Out Magazine has released the ‘Out 100’ since 1994, featuring individuals who the publication considers having made compelling contributions to society as out LGBTQ people.  Every year, we highlight the Pennsylvanians who were selected. For 2018, seven Pennsylvanians have been named to the Out 100 list for 2018: Billy Porter, Actor, […]

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PYC Celebrates Creation of PA Commission on LGBTQ Affairs

PYC Celebrates Creation of PA Commission on LGBTQ Affairs

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Youth Congress is thrilled with the creation of the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs. As Pennsylvania’s first and only statewide LGBTQ youth organization, PYC recognizes the importance of this commission’s work to provide a direct line for LGBTQ communities into state government. In June 2015, […]

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Net Neutrality Repeal is an Attack on LGBTQ Youth

Net Neutrality Repeal is an Attack on LGBTQ Youth

Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chose to repeal Net Neutrality – a principle that prevents internet service providers from slowing or blocking online content. This repeal is expected to have catastrophic effects across the nation, including on minority communities. The internet has been a safe space for LGBTQ people […]

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PA LGBTQ Youth Commend House Passage of Discrimination-Free CHIP Reauthorization

PA LGBTQ Youth Commend House Passage of Discrimination-Free CHIP Reauthorization

PA LGBTQ Youth Commend House Passage of Discrimination-Free CHIP Reauthorization HARRISBURG, Pa. — On Monday evening, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved a reauthorization bill for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) without any of the exclusions for transgender children and teens that advanced in the state Senate. The House […]

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