Trans Health Task Force 2016

Last month Dane Menkin, CRNP and Elaine Dutton, LCSW of Mazzoni Center’s Trans Clinical Care team co-facilitated a Trans Health Task Force as part of the annual Philadelphia Trans Health Conference.  This was the second year Mazzoni has convened a task force for the purpose of reviewing and discussing best practices, standards of care, and shortcomings in the current systems that medical, behavioral and legal service Read more...

The Supreme Court of the United States has issued its most significant ruling on abortion in nearly 25 years.  By a vote of 5 to 3 the justices declared that a 2013 Texas law requiring abortion providers to meet a numbers of strict standards created an undue burden for women seeking to terminate their pregnancies and was therefore unconstitutional.

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It is now clear that the attack that happened at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub was motivated by hatred of LGBTQ people.  This attack was perpetrated against a largely Latinx crowd on a night designed to bring people together, to celebrate community in what should have been a safe space.

While messages of support and solidarity have been expressed throughout the country, we have so much more work to do as a community, as a nation, and as a society for all LGBTQ people to feel safe, healthy, accepted, and equal. 

Today we ask everyone to keep these victims and their Read more...

Philadelphia Trans Health Conference Mazzoni Center
The 15th annual Philadelphia Trans Health Conference is less than one month away!
 
Last summer we welcomed more than 4,000 attendees from all over the country and the world to the Pennsylvania Convention Center over the course of three days.
 
This year’s event takes place June 9-11 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and we’ve got a diverse and dynamic lineup of approximately 230 workshops lined up for the general track of the conference - which is FREE to Read more...

40% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ.

 

Since 2009 there has been a 73% increase in Read more...

The Tennessee state legislature recently passed a bill that would allow professional counselors and therapists to violate their professional code of ethics and turn away LGBTQ clients, based on “sincerely held principles.” Proponents of the legislation cite first amendment rights, specifically religious freedom. However, constitutional rights are different from ethical codes. 
 
As a therapist, I don’t believe that counselors who refuse treatment to clients based on sexual orientation and Read more...