The Pennsylvania Youth Congress advances freedom and justice for young LGBTQ Pennsylvanians through advocating for responsible public policy. As a youth-led organization, PYC represents citizens working toward safer schools and thriving communities across the commonwealth.
Here is an example of a recent court battle in which the PA Youth Congress and ACLU played a very important part in protecting the rights of LGBTQ youth in the Boyertown Area School District.
- A federal appeals court in Philadelphia upholds the Boyertown Area School District’s practice of respecting its students’ gender identity, including their use of bathroom and locker room facilities. We won!
- Our team (ACLU) intervened on behalf of Pennsylvania Youth Congress, whose members at Boyertown High would be harmed if a court were to overturn the practice. Learn more about this case at aclupa.org/boyertown.