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.  
On Friday, February 26, 2016, Mazzoni Center Legal Services hosted our 7th annual “Justice in Action” luncheon and award presentation at Loews Philadelphia Hotel.  Each year this event brings together legal professionals, law students, and others to raise funds for and awareness about Mazzoni’s Legal Services program, which provides direct legal assistance for individuals facing discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, and is Read more...
Mazzoni Center Elixir Philadelphia 2016
It’s not yet officially springtime, but we are already deep into the planning for Mazzoni Center’s annual fundraiser and celebration, Elixir: the Cure for the Common Gala, which will take place on Friday, May 20 at Jefferson University’s Lupert Plaza.  Last year this event was attended by nearly 400 people and raised more than $120,000 dollars to support Mazzoni’s continuum of health and wellness services for the LGBT and HIV/AIDS communities in the Philadelphia region.
 
Mazzoni Center LGBT HIV AIDS Food bank Philadelphia

Mazzoni Center's emergency food bank has been a critical support for low-income individuals and families impacted by HIV in Philadelphia since 1989. The food bank serves 1,300 local households each month, and the overwhelming majority of our food bank clients (97%) lack the financial resources to meet the basic needs of their households.  

We are fortunate to receive funding for this program from many charitable individuals and corporate employee groups throughout the year, as well as charitable foundations including the Read more...

Nurit Shein CEO Mazzoni Center LGBT health

On behalf of everyone here at Mazzoni, I am thrilled to welcome you to our new, improved website!

Our new site represents the culmination of many months of hard work, collaboration and conversation about the nature and goals of our organization, and how we wanted to communicate with the world about who we are and what we do.

Not only has technology and the way we live with it changed dramatically in the five-plus years since we last overhauled our website, but our organization has grown and evolved in significant ways.  

We needed the new site to Read more...