Chyna Carrillo Murdered in New Wilmington

Chyna Carrillo Murdered in New Wilmington

Young Transgender Woman of Color Killed in Western Pennsylvania, Assailant Shot and Killed by Police NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Youth Congress mourns the death Chyna Carrillo, 24, in Lawrence County yesterday. The Pennsylvania State Police have released her name and a police report detailing more information this afternoon. […]

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PYC Statement on Historic Nomination of Dr. Rachel Levine

PYC Statement on Historic Nomination of Dr. Rachel Levine

President-Elect Joe Biden Nominates High-Level Out Transgender Public Official for Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Youth Congress congratulates Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine on her historic nomination to become Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services in the Biden Administration. If […]

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PYC Statement on the Insurrection in the US Capitol

PYC Statement on the Insurrection in the US Capitol

Yesterday, insurrectionists incited by the President and spurred by legislators spreading false election fraud conspiracies broke past scant lines of police and smashed their way into the US Capitol building. The expressed purpose of the breach was not to simply occupy the building, but to stall proceedings, seize ballots, and […]

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Gettysburg Unanimously Adopts an LGBTQ-Inclusive Nondiscrimination Ordinance

Gettysburg Unanimously Adopts an LGBTQ-Inclusive Nondiscrimination Ordinance

ICONIC AMERICAN TOWN IS THE NEXT PENNSYLVANIA COMMUNITY TO PROTECT LGBTQ PEOPLE GETTYSBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Youth Congress is thrilled to share that at their December 14, 2020 meeting, Gettysburg Borough Council unanimously voted to adopt an LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance. Gettysburg becomes the fourth small town PA community and […]

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First-Ever Pennsylvania LGBTQ Legislative Agenda Released by PYC

First-Ever Pennsylvania LGBTQ Legislative Agenda Released by PYC

PYC Issues a Bold Roadmap for LGBTQ Equality, Equity, and Inclusion for the General Assembly   HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Youth Congress has released a first-ever statewide LGBTQ legislative agenda that calls for the enactment of over a dozen laws by the General Assembly. The organization will support the introduction […]

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Take Action: Keep Gloria on 12th!

Take Action: Keep Gloria on 12th!

Gloria Casarez was a pioneering activist in Philadelphia who fought relentlessly for social, racial, gender, and economic justice. For decades she advocated for affordable housing, healthcare services, LGBTQ inclusion, to end homelessness, and more. Generations of LGBTQ Philadelphians are better because of her leadership. Our activism work at the Pennsylvania […]

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The Fight for a Nondiscrimination Ordinance in Sharpsburg Has Only Begun

The Fight for a Nondiscrimination Ordinance in Sharpsburg Has Only Begun

On Thursday, October 22nd, the Sharpsburg Borough Council voted down an LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance in a 4-3 vote. There is now an effort to urge the council to reverse course and adopt the ordinance without delay. You can watch the meeting on the borough’s website here. Sharpsburg is a small-town […]

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