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Week in Review for January 11, 2019

Kevin Fret, Openly Gay Latin Trap Artist, Is Shot and Killed in Puerto Rico

We are deeply saddened at the loss of openly gay Latin trap artist, Kevin Fret. Another member of our community gone far too soon.  Our hearts are with his loved ones. 

>>Read the New York Times Article

 

Week in Review for January 4, 2019

Tatyana Woodward Named Person of The Year

Congratulations to Tatyana Woodard for being named PGN's 2018 Person of the Year honoree. Tatyana was reconized for the work that she continues to do for the trans community both here at Mazzoni Center and beyond. 
 
We are proud to have Tatyana a part of Mazzoni Center leading the OUR Way program to great Read more...
Recently, Mazzoni Center staff from all levels of the organization came together to form a softball team with the City of Brotherly Love Softball League— one of Philadelphia’s largest LGBTQ sports leagues. The team, managed by Technology and Data Coordinator Jay Alston, named themselves the Bad News Queers. Artist and Mazzoni Center Events and Volunteer Manager, Michael Kelly designed the team’s logo, which was printed on bold purple baseball shirts. Check out the City of Brotherly Love Softball League’s website at cblsl.org for the full schedule of this season Read more...
 
Want more FACTS? This past year, we’ve reached some amazing heights last year:
 
• our outreach and direct legal services for LGBTQ Pennsylvanians affected, informed, supported, and defended 3,000 people
• our counseling and behavioral health programs positively impacted 600 people through 8,500 hours of therapy
• our free HIV and STI testing services were Read more...

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...

Moonlight film image
The 2017 Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Moonlight, has been described in a number of ways – as a queer film, a Black film, a love story, a tragic tale. And its main character, Chiron, has been typically defined as a young Black boy coming of age and to terms with his sexuality while growing up in poverty in Miami’s Liberty City projects. And while these descriptions aren’t inaccurate, they also feel somehow Read more...