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 Read more...

Note: this post was written by Maurice McCants-Pearsall, MBA, who serves as a project coordinator for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, AIDS Activities Coordinating Office , and originally appeared in the special 2016 World AIDS Day issue of the Philadelphia Gay News.  We thought it was a terrific overview of the CLUB Read more...

Mazzoni Center was the first AIDS service organization in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the fourth in the United States.  Our agency was founded as a small, Read more...

Transgender Awareness Week starts on Monday, November 14 and ends on Transgender Day of Remembrance, Sunday, November 20, when communities around the world gather to remember and honor those whose lives were lost to transphobic violence, bigotry and hatred.

Here in Philadelphia, the William Way LGBT Community Center will host their annual community observance on Sunday, November 20 from noon to 5 p.m. -  Read more...
We are pleased to share the official dates of next year’s Philadelphia Trans Health Conference, which will take place Thursday, September 7 through Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  
 
We give a great deal of thought to the timing and planning of the conference each year – and sometimes our plans are impacted by logistics outside our control, such as the availability of the Pennsylvania Convention Center and of sufficient hotel rooms in the area to Read more...

*Updated 10/11/16 with details about the upcoming PCHR Town Hall meeting.  See below.

There’s been a great deal of turmoil in Philadelphia’s LGBTQ communities in recent months - and many would rightly point out, for much longer.  The issues of racism and discrimination are not new, but the conversation has intensified, and several recent incidents have brought a heightened awareness and sense of outrage.

In addition to Saturday's Philly Trans* March, this weekend marks the annual Outfest event, Read more...