Community Building

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 also laying the groundwork for future leadership that is dynamic, innovative and accountable to the needs and priorities of the diverse communities the nonprofit healthcare and wellness organization is committed to serving. Stephen Glassman, former executive director of the ACLU of Connecticut and former chairperson of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission,... 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
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, drinks, and music, and... More
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 people in United States history. The youngest... 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
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, has been a long span of time. While it’s impossible to... More
As of 8/11/2017 tables are SOLD OUT. C ontact Mazzoni Center's Events and Volunteer Manager Michael Kelly via email or by phone at 215-563-0652 x 218 to see about the wait list for tabling. Vending rates are based on a 3-day reservation for the duration of the conference... More
The deadline to submit your advertisement for the 2017 Philadelphia Trans Health Conference program book is Friday, July 7, 2017. Artwork should be at least 300 dpi as an eps, png, or pdf. Note: you may submit your artwork, if ready, as part of the checkout process. (If you plan to send ad files later, please email them to: [email protected] ) Feel free to contact us with any questions! More
March 31 marks the annual Trans Day of Visibility, created to celebrate the existence of trans and gender nonconforming people everywhere. An important counterpoint to the annual Trans Day of Remembrance, TDOV is a reminder of the very real courage and resiliency trans people demonstrate every day, whether through public activism or simply through living as their authentic selves in a world where discrimination, harassment, and sometimes brutal violence is directed at them for no other reason than who they are. It's also a great opportunity for us to recognize our especially vibrant and... More
**Online ticketing has closed, but you can still purchase tickets at the door this Saturday!** Save the date for this exciting event, happening Saturday, June 3 from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. at UArts. Mazzoni's TRIP program , which works to raise awareness regarding sexual health amongst the African-American LGBT community, is thrilled to welcome Big Freedia , aka the Queen of Bounce, for a night of music... More