This fall we're excited to introduce a series of video "mission moments," in which staffers from across the agency share some of the experiences that remind us why our work is meaningful.  

In this video, Mazzoni Education Specialist Dennis Caulk talks about a mission moment he had while working with youth in our #A1PHA Project, which aims to build leadership skills and health awareness in young men of color and trans-identified women who have sex with men.

More information about Mazzoni's #A1PHA project, and other Read more...

*Updated 10/11/16 with details about the upcoming PCHR Town Hall meeting.  See below.

There’s been a great deal of turmoil in Philadelphia’s LGBTQ communities in recent months - and many would rightly point out, for much longer.  The issues of racism and discrimination are not new, but the conversation has intensified, and several recent incidents have brought a heightened awareness and sense of outrage.

In addition to Saturday's Philly Trans* March, this weekend marks the annual Outfest event, Read more...

Lead Navigation Specialist Eran Sargent, MSW
Growing up as an adolescent of color and as a member of the LGBT community, I can vividly recall the fear and angst I would experience at even the slightest mention of HIV. It was a virus that was never thoroughly explained or a topic that was never truly explored, but I was always very scared to know my own status because of the negative things I heard. This was a sentiment that was very common among my friends and peer groups.  Even now, for many reasons, such as stigma and discrimination, I believe people are still afraid to have candid conversations about HIV, sexual health, and Read more...
Vernon Brown
This summer it’s time to get In Formation - and to find out some key information about your HIV status and sexual health.
 
Beyonce Formation World Tour (Chicago)We're excited to announce that Mazzoni’s TRIP program (aka The Real Impact Project) will be raffling off a pair of tickets to Beyonce’s September 29 performance at Lincoln Financial Field as part of the Formation Read more...
“Safe space” is a phrase that comes up frequently in our work — so frequently, in fact, that I had not stopped to fully and truly consider its meaning for a long time. Until last week.
 
In the LGBTQ community, we think of safe spaces as places like bars, clubs and community centers, where people gather to be themselves, to express themselves, to be affectionate with one another, to seek friendship, support and love. The idea is that a safe space allows you to do any or all these things fearlessly and without judgment.
All of us are reeling from the news of early Sunday morning’s mass murder at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida that has left at least 49 people dead and many more severely injured.  
 
As more details about the tragic act of violence have been confirmed, we now know that this was a deliberate attack on an LGBTQ space, and specifically a space for queer Latinx people, who made up the vast majority of those killed and wounded, to come together and find community.  It is believed that at least half of those murdered were Read more...