Transgender Awareness Week starts on Monday, November 14 and ends on Transgender Day of Remembrance, Sunday, November 20, when communities around the world gather to remember and honor those whose lives were lost to transphobic violence, bigotry and hatred.
This Saturday, October 8th, marks the 6th annual Philly Trans* March, which will kick off at 3:00 p.m. at Thomas Paine Plaza, 1401 JFK Blvd, just across from City Hall.
The sole purpose of the Philly Trans* March is to inspire all trans and gender non-conforming people to realize a world where they are safe, loved, and empowered. We strive to create a space for our diverse communities to unite and achieve the social justice and equality that each of us deserves.
Mazzoni Center has joined with several other healthcare providers and LGBT organizations around the U.S. in calling on manufacturers of injectable estrogen to address the serious shortage that has been affecting trans women for the past several months. This shortage is affecting the availability of Delestrogen and its generic counterpart estradiol valerate in 40 mg/mL dosages, which is the preferred regimen for many transgender women.
Spokespersons for the companies that produce these injectable forms of estrogren have said that there is a manufacturing Read more...
Mazzoni Center was thrilled to welcome PA Physician General Rachel Levine, MD, to our offices on Monday, August 1. Dr. Levine, accompanied by Special Assistant Sarah Newman Boateng, met with members of our management team to discuss the recent changes in policy at the state level regarding insurance coverage for gender transition related healthcare, which will now be covered by PA Medicaid and CHIP plans.
Study after study has documented that many LGBTQ people experience psychological distress because of minority stress – in other words, the stress of being denied equality, whether because they Read more...