Did you know…?
49% of LGBTQ students report being cyber bullied 
55.5% of students feel unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation
38.7% because of their gender expression
 
Across the globe, millions of people go purple on Spirit Day, observed on the third Thursday of October, to stand against bullying and support LGBTQ youth. Purple signifies “spirit” on the gay pride flag
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When I came on board at Mazzoni earlier this year I had no idea that I would be given the opportunity to enhance the way that youth in schools all over Philadelphia learn about healthy sexuality. Our educational workshop series, “How to Love,” is inspired by the reality that students don’t have a standard setting to receive accurate and applicable information regarding Healthy Relationships, Reproduction and Birth Control, Gender and Sexual Identity, among many other topics.  Providing young people with a safe space to discuss these topics with their peers is both Read more...
#A1PHA program Mazzoni Center HIV/AIDS

    A few months ago, a member of our #A1PHA community at Mazzoni Center came in for assistance in writing his resume. In teaching him the skills to write a great resume, we had a conversation about his past as well as his goals. He shared the story of how he left his family at a young age because they weren’t accepting of his sexual orientation. In order to support himself, he was forced to drop out of high school so that he can take on a few part time “under the table Read more...