March 31 marks the annual Trans Day of Visibility, created to celebrate the existence of trans and gender nonconforming people everywhere.  An important counterpoint to the annual Trans Day of Remembrance, TDOV is 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 is directed at them for no other reason than who they are.  It's also a great opportunity Read more...

Today, Mazzoni Center announced their “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization. The designation was reported in the 10th edition of the Read more...

2017 Justice in Action Honoree Mara Keisling
More than 160 people attended this year’s Justice in Action luncheon on Friday, February 10 at Loews Philadelphia Hotel, which raised a record-breaking $62,000 in support of Mazzoni Center Legal Services.  Event co-chairs Michael D. Soileau and Jessica Meller, Esq., expressed their gratitude to guests and sponsors for their generous support. 
 
“We’re very fortunate to have a community of legal professionals and so many others in Philadelphia who recognize and Read more...
We know that trans and gender nonconforming youth face extremely high levels of rejection, discrimination, verbal and physical harassment at schools.  This has a direct connection to their disproportionate drop-out rates, as well as the higher incidence of homelessness, unemployment, and suicide attempts among trans/gnc youth.  
 
That's why we were alarmed to learn that the Department of Education and Department of Justice  Read more...
Mazzoni Center is proud to be one of the organizations partnering with the Philadelphia Bar Association in forming Take Action Philly (TAP), a new initiative bringing together Philadelphia lawyers, government agencies, community organizations, and residents to work together to protect some of the city’s most vulnerable residents.
 
The first event for this new initiative will be a convening to discuss Immigrant and Refugee Policy, including the recent Read more...