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Mazzoni Center’s Board of Directors announced today a transition plan for interim and permanent leadership for the organization. The plan focuses on ensuring continued fiscal and operational stability in the near term, while Read more...

We are pleased to announce the Mazzoni’s Sisterly L.O.V.E. program has been awarded $6,000 from the Bread & Roses Community Fund’s Future Fund.  The award was part of Bread & Roses’ Spring 2017 Giving Project, which distributed a total of $266,000 in grants to local movements and groups “fighting for real change.”

Developed for transgender women by transgender women,  Sisterly L.O.V.E. seeks to provide its members with leadership development and skill-building training, with the Read more...

We were honored to join with GALAEI, Philly's Queer [email protected] Social Justice organization, on Monday, June 12 for their community BBQ in memory and recognition of the 49 lives taken at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida last year. 

It was an opportunity to gather in love and community with fellow service providers, friends and community members, to affirm the importance of safe spaces and of supporting vulnerable members of our communities, particularly LGBTQ people of color.

Guests at the event enjoyed food, Read more...

Pulse nightclub Orlando

On June 12, 2016, Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida was hosting their weekly "Latin Night."  The venue was packed with patrons – gay and straight, young and older – from the U.S., Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and elsewhere.  About 320 people were inside the club when at 2:02 a.m. a shooter entered the building and opened fire.  The ordeal went on for three hours before the gunman was brought down by police.

49 people were lost and 68 were injured others in the deadliest incident of violence against LGBTQ Read more...

On Saturday, June 3, Mazzoni Center’s The Real Impact Project (aka TRIP) is thrilled to welcome Big Freedia, aka the Queen of Bounce, for a night of music, dancing and community building at the University of the Arts in Center City Philadelphia.  TRIP is a social initiative designed to raise awareness regarding sexual health Read more...

My name is Tony Rodriguez. I am a physician who has practiced family medicine in Philadelphia for 25 years. Today I am writing as Mazzoni Center’s new Board President on behalf of the full board.
 
Before I go any further, there’s something we would all like to say: We failed. And we are deeply sorry.
 
This is a challenging time for Mazzoni, no question. There has been a great deal of conversation, especially in recent days and weeks, about issues and events that have created concerns for people over what, we are learning, Read more...