PYC Press Statements

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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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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PYC Statement on the Insurrection in the US Capitol

PYC Statement on the Insurrection in the US Capitol

Yesterday, insurrectionists incited by the President and spurred by legislators spreading false election fraud conspiracies broke past scant lines of police and smashed their way into the US Capitol building. The expressed purpose of the breach was not to simply occupy the building, but to stall proceedings, seize ballots, and […]

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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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