PYC Celebrates Creation of PA Commission on LGBTQ Affairs

PYC Celebrates Creation of PA Commission on LGBTQ Affairs

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, […]

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Net Neutrality Repeal is an Attack on LGBTQ Youth

Net Neutrality Repeal is an Attack on LGBTQ Youth

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 […]

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PA LGBTQ Youth Commend House Passage of Discrimination-Free CHIP Reauthorization

PA LGBTQ Youth Commend House Passage of Discrimination-Free CHIP Reauthorization

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 […]

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Reaffirming Our Commitment to Anti-Racism and Accountability

Reaffirming Our Commitment to Anti-Racism and Accountability

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 […]

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PYC Condemns the Rescinding of Trans Student Guidance

PYC Condemns the Rescinding of Trans Student Guidance

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 […]

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PYC Statement of Solidarity with Targets of Hate in PA Schools

PYC Statement of Solidarity with Targets of Hate in PA Schools

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 disabilities, women, […]

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PYC Supports Federal Lawsuit Against Pine-Richland

PYC Supports Federal Lawsuit Against Pine-Richland

Statewide LGBTQ Youth Organization Condemns Anti-Transgender Discrimination by Public School District GIBSONIA, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Youth Congress fully supports the federal lawsuit filed today by three transgender students in the Pine-Richland School District. After months of lengthy school board meetings discussing the exclusion of transgender students from school facilities, […]

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PA Courts Now Prohibit Gender Identity Discrimination

PA Courts Now Prohibit Gender Identity Discrimination

HARRISBURG, Pa. — In an update initiated by the Pennsylvania Youth Congress, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has revised the Unified Judicial System’s non-discrimination policy to include protections on the basis of gender identity and expression. This policy is now in effect at every court under the Supreme Court’s jurisdiction, including […]

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