Pennsylvania Values Campaign Pushes for LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Protections

Pennsylvania Values Campaign Pushes for LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Protections

HARRISBURG, PA — Lawmakers, leaders from the faith and business communities, LGBTQ Pennsylvanians, and allies spoke today at a landmark press conference at the state Capitol to call for LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections in Pennsylvania and across the country. The event was hosted by Pennsylvania Youth Congress to formally launch its […]

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Pennsylvania: Trans Day of Remembrance/Resilience 2019

Pennsylvania: Trans Day of Remembrance/Resilience 2019

The International Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is held in local communities and schools 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 21st Annual TDOR […]

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PYC Autumn Update

PYC Autumn Update

This year has been both extremely productive and challenging. As we begin our tenth year of powerful statewide LGBTQ youth advocacy in 2020, we continue to secure numerous landmark wins while also fighting back swiftly locally and in Harrisburg against policies aimed to hurt LGBTQ Pennsylvanians. NOW is the time to […]

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US Secretary of Education DeVos to Visit PA School that Bans Transgender Students

US Secretary of Education DeVos to Visit PA School that Bans Transgender Students

Secretary DeVos to Visit PA School that Bans Transgender Students Prompts Calls for Statewide Nondiscrimination Protections LGBT Youth Organization Speaks Out Against Public Funding for Schools that Ban LGBT Students, to Hold Second Statewide Trans Student Roundtable Related to DeVos’ Actions HARRISBURG, Pa. — United States Secretary of Education Betsy […]

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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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