Today Celena Morrison, Executive Director at the Office of LGBT Affairs, City of Philadelphia shares her coming out story:

I was 12 years old when I came out to my Mother. I had what I believed was, a really serious crush on this boy in class and I decided that I was going to tell my mother so she wouldn't be shocked when Arthur became my boyfriend. I showed signs of determination, early.

So early one afternoon I called my mother into my bedroom and asked her to sit down. I said to her "I know that I am a girl" she then hugged me and said "Don


The first in our Pride Stories, Larry Benjamin tell us when he first knew when he was gay. You can read his full story on his blog right here: Read more...

Last UPDATED: 6/22

As the City of Philadelphia has now moved into yellow phase of the PA reopening plan on Thursday June 4, The following changes will be in effect at Mazzoni Center's main office located at 1348 Bainbridge Street Starting Monday, June 8:

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Monday - Friday; 9 AM to 5 PM

Please DO NOT walk into our main office without an appointment.

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During this unprecedented time, many of us are forced to shift our perspective and the ways in which we do things. Social distancing and quarantine have affected our lives in more ways than we can imagine. If you are already participating in therapy or have been considering talking with a therapist, the idea of tele-therapy may seem off-putting or difficult to wrap your mind around. You’re not alone. Therapists have also had to consider that ways in which we practice and support our clients.

Here at Mazzoni Center, we are continuing our practice in offering the best services to Read more...

In our new series, we are asking Mazzoni Center staff and volunteers how they are working in the age of social distancing and how the communities that they serve are handling the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

Just little over a month ago, the whole world changed. The coronavirus pandemic has forced us to change how we live our lives day-to-day. From going to work to shopping to going to appointments has changed drastically. 

We here at Mazzoni Center have all felt the effects of this. One thing that hasn't changed here is our staff 's tireless efforts to Read more...

We're honored to share that Mazzoni Center has received a PHL COVID-19 Fund grant. A collaboration between United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, Philadelphia Foundation, and the city of Philadelphia, the PHL COVID-19 Fund is providing financial assistance to nonprofits like ours during the coronavirus crisis.

This grant will allow Mazzoni Center to continue its efforts providing a safe, prepared, and fully operational community safety net that remains in Read more...