PYC Press Statements

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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Shippensburg Adopts 59th Nondiscrimination Ordinance in PA!

Shippensburg Adopts 59th Nondiscrimination Ordinance in PA!

SHIPPENSBURG MAKES HISTORY: SECOND SMALL TOWN COMMUNITY TO ADOPT LGBT NONDISCRIMINATION ORDINANCE IN PA CONTINUES WAVE OF RURAL AREA MUNICIPALITIES ADOPTING LGBT NONDISCRIMINATION LAWS SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — At their September 1, 2020 meeting, Shippensburg Borough Council voted to adopt an LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance. Shippensburg becomes the first in Franklin County, […]

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PYC Signs Onto Amicus Brief to the US Supreme Court Supporting LGBTQ Nondiscrimination in Foster Care

PYC Signs Onto Amicus Brief to the US Supreme Court Supporting LGBTQ Nondiscrimination in Foster Care

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Today, four LGBT organizations in Pennsylvania participated in a friend-of-the-court brief signed by a total of 26 local, state, and national organizations that serve LGBTQ youth urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold an appellate court ruling denying Catholic Social Services’ (“CSS”) request that Philadelphia be ordered […]

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After One Year, PennDOT Finalizes Gender-Neutral ‘X’ Markers!

After One Year, PennDOT Finalizes Gender-Neutral ‘X’ Markers!

Gender-neutral markers are now officially 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. Gender-neutral ‘X’ markers have been available from PennDOT since early August 2019. As of today, all the paperwork is […]

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50+ LGBTQ Organizations Across Pennsylvania Send Demand Letter to the Bloomsburg Fair; Governor Releases Statement

50+ LGBTQ Organizations Across Pennsylvania Send Demand Letter to the Bloomsburg Fair; Governor Releases Statement

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — This afternoon over 50 LGBTQ community organizations throughout the commonwealth sent a demand letter to the Bloomsburg Fair. The correspondence is below. The Bloomsburg Fair hosted a vile transphobic act over the past weekend which has garnered statewide, national, and international media coverage. This county fair in north-central […]

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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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Pennsylvania LGBTQ Youth News from the Keystone Student Voice

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