PYC Press Statements

PA House Passes Bill Excluding Transgender Girls From School Sports Programs

PA House Passes Bill Excluding Transgender Girls From School Sports Programs

Advocates, Families, and Communities will Continue Pushing for Positive Change   HARRISBURG, Pa. — This afternoon the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed HB 972, a bill that would ban transgender girls and women from participating in girls’ and women’s school sports. After nearly two hours of debate the roll call […]

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Chambersburg Leaders and Allies Hold Press Conference Supporting Local Nondiscrimination Protections

Chambersburg Leaders and Allies Hold Press Conference Supporting Local Nondiscrimination Protections

CHAMBERSBURG LEADERS RALLY FOR PRESERVING LGBTQ NONDISCRIMINATION PROTECTIONS   CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — This afternoon Chambersburg community leaders and allies will come together for a press conference hosted by the Pennsylvania Youth Congress to express support for keeping Chambersburg’s LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance. Chambersburg Town Council’s decision to approve the ordinance in […]

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PYC Statement on Former LGBTQ Nonprofit Leader John Dawe’s Sentencing for Sexual Abuse

PYC Statement on Former LGBTQ Nonprofit Leader John Dawe’s Sentencing for Sexual Abuse

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | January 11, 2022 Contact: Preston Heldibridle pheldibridle@payouthcongress.org Phone: 717-743-1035 There is no room for sexual assault in LGBTQ communities.   On January 6, 2022, John Dawe, former leader of LGBTQ organizations including the NEPA Rainbow Alliance and Equality Pennsylvania, was sentenced following guilty pleas for child pornography, criminal solicitation […]

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PYC Releases Rankings of Top Pro-LGBTQ Companies and Corporate Shame List for Pride Month

PYC Releases Rankings of Top Pro-LGBTQ Companies and Corporate Shame List for Pride Month

Hershey, PPG, additional leaders back LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections, while Wawa, other companies claim to support LGBTQ inclusion but refuse to back nondiscrimination legislation HARRISBURG, Pa. — This Pride Month the Pennsylvania Youth Congress is sharing heartfelt appreciation to the major Pennsylvania businesses that fully endorse LGBTQ inclusion, as well as […]

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PYC Responds to Supreme Court Decision in Fulton v. Philadelphia

PYC Responds to Supreme Court Decision in Fulton v. Philadelphia

US Supreme Court Rules 9-0 in Favor of Catholic Social Services, Maintains Non-discrimination Policies Must be Neutrally Applied HARRISBURG, Pa. — Today, the US Supreme Court held in a unanimous decision in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia that non-discrimination policies must have neutral application and enforcement. Philadelphia’s standard foster care […]

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A Pride Month Welcome from Preston

A Pride Month Welcome from Preston

Dear PYC Friends, Happy Pride Month! Pride season is personal to each of us; it recognizes the urgency of our activism today while celebrating the beauty, strength, and love within ourselves and our journeys. I grew up in Lancaster County, in green hills and small towns steeped in the sweet […]

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Preston Heldibridle Named Next Executive Director of PYC!

Preston Heldibridle Named Next Executive Director of PYC!

Dear Friends, I am thrilled to share that Preston Heldibridle will be the next Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Youth Congress. It has been the honor of my life to support our strong community advocacy work throughout the commonwealth these past ten years. We’ve helped empower hundreds of effective young […]

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State LGBTQ Youth Organization Responds to Press Conference Attacking Transgender Children and Youth

State LGBTQ Youth Organization Responds to Press Conference Attacking Transgender Children and Youth

The Real Story is the Growing Support and Understanding of Young Transgender Pennsylvanians HARRISBURG, Pa. — On Monday, April 5, 2021, five state Representatives will lead a press conference promoting their introduction of a dangerous bill targeting transgender children. The Pennsylvania Youth Congress unequivocally opposes this legislation, which would ban […]

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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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Pennsylvania LGBTQ Youth News from the Keystone Student Voice

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