UPDATE (May 13, 2016):  On the heels of the powerful speech by Attorney General Loretta Lynch last week, the U.S. Department of Education is issuing guidance to school districts telling them to allow students access to restrooms based on their gender identity. While the letter does not have the force of law, it contains an implicit threat of possible lawsuits or a loss of federal aid. Mazzoni Legal and Public Policy Director Thomas Ude, Jr. Read more...

Shawnese Givens Mazzoni Center LGBT Behavioral Health Counseling Philadelphia

Already this year, twenty-one transgender people have been murdered in the United States. Imagine how startling this figure is to a parent whose child has expressed gender nonconformity, or someone whose partner has just come out as trans. Fortunately, there are a growing number of organizations, including Mazzoni Center and the Trans-Health Information Project at GALAEI, that offer direct services, support and resources for trans or gender nonconforming individuals in the Philadelphia area. But where can Significant Others, Families, Friends or Allies of people of trans experience - also Read more...