Greg Yorgey-Girdy is running for judge for Municipal Court in Philadelphia, a city with a historically broken justice system. If elected, he would be the first out gay Black man elected to judge in Municipal Court history. An experienced attorney with nearly two decades focusing on litigation, conflicts, and compliance, Yorgey-Girdy says he decided to run so that he can fight from within to ensure that court culture changes for the people of Philadelphia, specifically for those who are disproportionately impacted by the system.
Pennsylvania has laws on the books that criminalize or control behaviors through HIV-specific statues and regulations. During a hearing today, PA House Democrats heard testimony from a victim of these laws and those advocating for change.