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.

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Pulse nightclub Orlando

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 Read 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 Read more...

This week (March 27-31) marks the 15th annual National LGBT Health Awareness Week, and Mazzoni Center is  proud to be among the 97 partner organizations across the U.S. supporting this initiative.  Started in 2003 and held each year by the National Coalition for LGBT Health, this week serves to educate the LGBT community as well as policymakers about health disparities in the LGBT community. 
 
The theme for this year’s National LGBT Read more...
What do social and emotional supports have to do with health outcomes?  A great deal, as it turns out – particularly when it comes to the bisexual community.
 
March marks the fourth consecutive year that the Boston-based Bisexual Resource Center (BRC) will celebrate Bisexual Health Awareness Month (BHAM).  Through a dedicated social media campaign, BHAM aims to raise awareness of health disparities within the bisexual+ community and Read more...
Starting in March, every first Friday of the month from 9:00 p.m. to midnight, Mazzoni Center’s The Real Impact Project (aka TRIP) will host "TRIP Nights" at the Washington West Project (1201 Locust Street). TRIP Nights offers a safe space for gay/bisexual men of color to come and express themselves in a freeing environment with peers along with providing testing for Read more...