Pennsylvania Still Has 66 Racist Public School Mascots

Pennsylvania Still Has 66 Racist Public School Mascots

We recognize Pennsylvania as being the land of the Lenni-Lenape, Susquehannock, Shawnee, Erie, and Iroquois nations. Today and every day is the time to learn about, celebrate, and center Native communities. For nearly ten years, the Pennsylvania Youth Congress has been keeping meticulous records of school board policies as they […]

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US Supreme Court Affirms Federal Employment Nondiscrimination Protections

US Supreme Court Affirms Federal Employment Nondiscrimination Protections

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Today in a historic decision, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed that employers can’t unfairly fire or otherwise discriminate against LGBT people in the workplace. The ruling will directly improve the lives of 11.5 million gay, lesbian, and bisexual people and 1.5 million transgender people nationwide, including over […]

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Denouncing Anti-Black Racism

Denouncing Anti-Black Racism

Anti-black racism is a national crisis. It has been for over 400 years on this land. Through slavery, reconstruction, Jim Crow laws, segregation, lynchings, police brutality, economic injustice, environmental racism, healthcare discrimination, mass incarceration, political disenfranchisement, underfunded public education, and more, our United States has utterly failed black people. The […]

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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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