This year, Mazzoni Center will recognize and honor Mara Keisling, Founder and Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, at the eighth annual Justice in Action luncheon for her groundbreaking work on behalf of trans and nonbinary individuals within the LGBTQ community.

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Earlier this month the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) released the results of the US Trans Survey (USTS), which, at 28,000 respondents, is the largest survey ever devoted to the lives and experiences of trans people.  The USTS was a follow-up to the ground breaking National Transgender Discrimination Survey, which was collected in 2008 and 2009 by the NCTE in partnership with the National LGBTQ Task Force. 

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*This post was authored by Mazzoni Legal Intern Barri Friedland

 

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*Note: Mazzoni Center’s Mazzoni’s Pediatric & Adolescent Comprehensive Transgender Services program, also known as PACTS, draws on the input and expertise of multiple departments within Mazzoni Center, including medical providers, social workers, therapists, and legal staff.  This post was co-authored by Mazzoni Supervising Attorney Barrett Marshall, Nurse Practitioner Dane Menkin, and Trans Services Manager L. Elaine Dutton of the PACTS team, and examines the potential impact of the recent DOJ guidance not just on a young Read more...
HHS LGBT discrimination ACA
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today issued its long-awaited final rule to address discrimination in health care, advance health equity, and reduce health care disparities. Under the rule, which implements the anti-discrimination provision of the Affordable Care Act, individuals are protected against discrimination in health care and health insurance on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability and sex.
 
The new rules make it clear that sex discrimination includes discrimination based on pregnancy, gender identity and sex Read more...
March 31 marks Trans Day of Visibility.  A day to celebrate the existence of trans and gender nonconforming people everywhere - and to recognize our especially vibrant and extremely diverse trans community here in Philadelphia.  
 
This day is an important counterpoint to the annual Trans Day of Remembrance, and 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 Read more...