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On Tuesday, August 23, Mazzoni welcomed more than 40 volunteers to Frankford Hall in Fishtown for our annual volunteer thank you event.  The indoor/outdoor beer garden venue provided an ideal backdrop for late summer socializing, and guests had the opportunity to mingle with staff, fellow volunteers and Mazzoni supporters while enjoying craft beers and snacks. 
 
“The volunteers who are here tonight have contributed to Mazzoni Center’s mission in numerous ways,” Mazzoni CEO Read more...

The opening reception for our 2016 Philadelphia Trans Health Conference on Thursday, June 9 was a great success, with hundreds of attendees and guests from around the country gathering at Voyeur Nightclub in Center City to connect with friends old and new, network, enjoy food and drinks, and plan their activities during the three-day conference. 

Special thanks to our Opening Reception Supportive Sponsor and Ally  Read more...

Mazzoni Center Elixir LGBT fundraiser Philadelphia 2016
Bill Paszek grew up in an era when HIV/AIDS was a deadly diagnosis and recalls the atmosphere of fear and anger he felt in the 1980s and 90s. “I was a teenager,” he says, “and it left a lasting impression on me.” 
 
Bill attended his first Mazzoni fundraiser six years ago, and began to learn about our history: that Mazzoni Center was the oldest HIV/AIDS organization in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the fourth oldest in the United States.  
 
“I was impressed and proud that Philadelphia was Read more...
Mazzoni Center Elixir event LGBT Philadelphia DJ KRK Tabu ChariTDance
If you haven’t caught Spring Fever yet we wouldn’t blame you, given that it was snowing just a few days ago.  But this Saturday night a pair of community advocates and artists are hoping you’ll join them for a lively and “illuminating” night they've dubbed Spring Fever at Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar (200 S. 12th Street), to get your dance on and help raise funds for Mazzoni Center.
 

Ben Judd is currently a 1st year graduate student at Drexel University’s physician assistant program, where he will graduate in 2017.  A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Ben has also served as a firefighter/EMT in the Air Force for nearly five years, and was stationed in Texas, North Carolina, Kansas, and deployed overseas.  

This year Ben is the chairperson for the PA Olympics, which consists of seven local Physician Assistant (PA) programs who join together each spring to raise money for a charity Read more...

Drag show Philadelphia Mazzoni Center LGBT March 25 2016
Eddie Malone got into drag performing almost by accident.  Several years ago, the Tom’s River, NJ native was living in Charlotte, NC, where his roommate at the time was organizing a drag competition at a local bar.  At the last minute, one of the performers dropped out - and Eddie’s roommate was in a real bind.  
 
“He was freaking a bit, so I said, ‘I'll do it - it’s not like anyone will vote for me.’”  No one was more surprised that Eddie himself when he came in first place.