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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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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Bloomsburg Finally Adopts LGBTQ-Inclusive Nondiscrimination Ordinance

Bloomsburg Finally Adopts LGBTQ-Inclusive Nondiscrimination Ordinance

Bloomsburg Makes History: Third Small Town PA Community to Adopt LGBT Nondiscrimination Ordinance After a failed effort in 2014, Bloomsburg does the right thing and joins a growing number of Midstate communities adopting LGBT nondiscrimination laws BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — At their October 26, 2020 meeting, the Bloomsburg Town Council unanimously […]

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Important Election Information for PA

Important Election Information for PA

Pennsylvania Voting Information PYC urges every eligible citizen to vote in the upcoming election! The issues we care deeply about are on every ballot, and especially on the upcoming election day on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020. We encourage everyone voting to learn about the positions of each candidate on LGBTQ […]

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PYC Testifies at Senate Majority Policy Committee on Hate Crimes Protections

PYC Testifies at Senate Majority Policy Committee on Hate Crimes Protections

Today the Senate Majority Policy Committee held a hearing in Chester County on hate crimes protections. Senator Tom Killion (R-9) requested the hearing in his district, with Senate Majority Policy Committee Chair Senator Dave Argall (R-29) presiding. This was the first time LGBTQ advocates have been formally invited to address […]

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