You are not in this alone; we are all in this together. For the past several weeks Mazzoni Center has been saying this as we cope with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nothing demonstrates how together we gone through this together better than the Evolutions support group.   Just like most of our groups, Evolutions had to suspend in-person meetings in late March due to the stay-at-home order in Pennsylvania. These new barriers didn’t deter group members who immediately started to plan on how to stand together, while staying apart.  

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Today Celena Morrison, Executive Director at the Office of LGBT Affairs, City of Philadelphia shares her coming out story:

I was 12 years old when I came out to my Mother. I had what I believed was, a really serious crush on this boy in class and I decided that I was going to tell my mother so she wouldn't be shocked when Arthur became my boyfriend. I showed signs of determination, early.

So early one afternoon I called my mother into my bedroom and asked her to sit down. I said to her "I know that I am a girl" she then hugged me and said "Don

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The first in our Pride Stories, Larry Benjamin tell us when he first knew when he was gay. You can read his full story on his blog right here: Read more...

 
Unlike some other healthcare facilities, Mazzoni Center’s staff, patients and clients live in a shared community. This is a source of our strength. So, during this COVID-19 pandemic, taking care of our clients/patients also means we are taking care of our staff and each other. Our commitment to the health and safety of staff and volunteers and patients and clients is our highest priority.
 

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...

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...