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
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,
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,
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Temple University film student Hansen Bursic’s documentary The Toothmans has been selected to screen at Frameline42, the nation’s oldest and largest LGBT film festival. The event takes place every June in San Francisco and attracts upwards of 80,000 attendees, making it the largest LGBT film festival in
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
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
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 other oppressive forces have no place in LGBTQ communities.
We honor those who dedicate their advocacy efforts to creating
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 crucial letter that provided a national declaration of inclusion and respect for vulnerable students.
“As a direct attack against
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, the Pennsylvania Youth Congress reaffirms their solidarity with LGBTQ people, people of color, immigrants, indigenous people, those with