Advocacy

Can't Make it to B&C 2017? You Can Still Donate Here Today! Stop by to party, drink an adult beverage, and pick up some naughty seasonal baked goods! This year, Tattooed Mom is graciously hosting Mazzoni Center's Care Services department for our annual beer and baked good BONANZA! They will generously donate 20% of the night’s bar and food sales to our client emergency fund , so every libation you consume will... More
Code Red is a World AIDS Day charity event that is produced by Brandon Robert Barlieb and Cherry Pop aka Michael Tambon. Each year over 40 of Philadelphia's most dynamic performers from Drag Queens to singers come together to put on a spectacular show where they all donate their time and tips! Last year our event took place at the legendary TLA and was attended by over 300 people. This being our 5 year anniversary, we are returning to the TLA, with the amazing support of Live Nation and we are anticipating even more audience... More
Students and schools are invited to attend the GSA Fair where they can relax, connect to resources, generate ideas for GSAs, or share stories with their peers. In order to support GSA programming, community LGBTQ organizations from all over the city will come out to offer their programming and services to students. Activities, games, crafts, and food will be provided. Click Here to Register Your Students for the Fair Contact about attending or presenting at the GSA Fair: ... More
The devastation from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico has left behind an impact that will take many months, if not years, from which to recover. If you have been following recent news stories , support efforts for those affected by the storm have been created online to help those in need, especially those who ... More
President Trump tweeted this morning that the US will not “accept or allow” any transgender person to serve in the military because of “ tremendous medical costs and disruption." Reality: there are already 15,000 active serving transgender troops. Transgender Americans have fought with honor and distinction for this country throughout history. Threatening to remove them from service after they put their lives at risk undermines our military. We strongly oppose... More
Join the Office of LGBT Affairs and Mayor’s Commission on LGBT Affairs for our second Community Conversation at Broad Street Ministry on August 10 from 6 - 9 p.m. Community Conversations are an initiative pioneered by the Office of LGBT Affairs and Mayor’s Commission on LGBT Affairs to cultivate an interactive forum to share ideas and concerns pertaining to the Philadelphia LGBTQIA community. The Community Conversation format encourages a proactive and engaging approach to addressing pertinent issues in our community and working collaboratively to identify solutions. This month... More
Ashley Coleman has been a fixture in the LGBTQ community in Philadelphia for many years. She has worked as an educator, a bartender in the Gayborhood, owns her own community forward Queer non-profit event company, and officiates weddings. On top of all that, she also joined Mazzoni about six months ago as the General Conference Coordinator for the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference (PTHC). The Philadelphia Trans Health Conference is the largest trans health conference internationally, with around 250 workshops in... 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 goal of increasing... More
If you’re a long-term survivor of HIV/AIDS, come share your experience and discover new ways of looking to the future. The Reunion Project is a free daylong meeting for long-term survivors living with HIV/AIDS. Join other long-term survivors of HIV/AIDS to discuss how to live long, healthy lives and THRIVE. Help build a strong community of those of us who are committed to our individual and collective health and wellness. Sponsored by Philadelphia FIGHT, Action Wellness, The Philadelphia AIDS Consortium, William Way Community Center, LGBT Elder Initiative, Positive Women's Network,... 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 amongst the African-American... More