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...

I attended the hearing last night organized by the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations (PCHR). I am grateful to all who testified and am humbled at the courage they displayed. I also heard loud and clear the call to stop looking to people of color to be the only ones pointing out, explaining, and coming up with solutions to racism and discrimination. As a community member and 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...

All of us are reeling from the news of early Sunday morning’s mass murder at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida that has left at least 49 people dead and many more severely injured.  
 
As more details about the tragic act of violence have been confirmed, we now know that this was a deliberate attack on an LGBTQ space, and specifically a space for queer Latinx people, who made up the vast majority of those killed and wounded, to come together and find community.  It is believed that at least half of those murdered were Read more...
Philadelphia Trans Health Conference Mazzoni Center
Mark your calendars for the 2016 Philadelphia Trans Health Conference, which will take place June 9-11, 2016 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  Last year we welcomed more than 4,000 attendees for three days of learning, networking, and community-building, focused on the holistic health and wellness needs of trans individuals, their families and communities.  
 
Registration for the Professional Track of the conference - which includes Trans Clinical Care Management Read more...