Witnessing the ascension to power of an administration, and a group of cabinet appointees, who have explicitly and implicitly threatened civil rights, access to healthcare, public education, and social services – along with the basic human dignity of LGBTQ people – makes today a difficult day for many of us. 

If past public statements and voting records are any indication, we have a battle ahead.

But our doors are open and we are not going anywhere. Mazzoni Center is here to protect the health and safety of LGBTQ people and people living with HIV/AIDS; to Read more...

HHS Nominee Tom Price
Today the U.S. Senate holds confirmation hearings for Georgia Congressman Tom Price, the person President-Elect Donald Trump has nominated to serve as Secretary of Health & Human Services.  We have grave concerns about the suitability of Rep. Price for this critically important role, and here’s why:
 
Price has consistently and vehemently opposed the Affordable Care Act, and has helped draft several bills to replace it.  We believe that a repeal of the ACA would be a disastrous for millions of Americans, including many of the Read more...
*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...
On Friday, February 26, 2016, Mazzoni Center Legal Services hosted our 7th annual “Justice in Action” luncheon and award presentation at Loews Philadelphia Hotel.  Each year this event brings together legal professionals, law students, and others to raise funds for and awareness about Mazzoni’s Legal Services program, which provides direct legal assistance for individuals facing discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, and is Read more...