We are pleased to announce the Mazzoni’s Sisterly L.O.V.E. program has been awarded $6,000 from the Bread & Roses Community Fund’s Future Fund.  The award was part of Bread & Roses’ Spring 2017 Giving Project, which distributed a total of $266,000 in grants to local movements and groups “fighting for real change.”

Developed for transgender women by transgender women,  Sisterly L.O.V.E. seeks to provide its members with leadership development and skill-building training, with the Read more...

Yesterday the Trump administration made it official: it is backing away from protecting the rights of transgender and gender nonconforming youth to fair treatment in America’s schools.  Officials from the Department of Justice and the Department of Education, under the new leadership of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, issued a joint letter that reverses legal guidance by the Obama administration last May, which, among other points, explained that a school engages in discrimination when denying transgender students access to school Read more...

Many of us are coming to grips with anxious feelings in the wake of last week's election, including LGBTQ-identified young people.  How can we help them to live and thrive in a country where our President-elect and Vice President-elect have expressed and/or endorsed strong feelings against queer folks, people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, poor folks - and all of those at the intersections of these identities?
 
Here are five immediate steps advisers, educators, parents, and allies can take to support queer young people Read more...
Did you know…?
49% of LGBTQ students report being cyber bullied 
55.5% of students feel unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation
38.7% because of their gender expression
 
Across the globe, millions of people go purple on Spirit Day, observed on the third Thursday of October, to stand against bullying and support LGBTQ youth. Purple signifies “spirit” on the gay pride flag
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We are pleased to share the official dates of next year’s Philadelphia Trans Health Conference, which will take place Thursday, September 7 through Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  
 
We give a great deal of thought to the timing and planning of the conference each year – and sometimes our plans are impacted by logistics outside our control, such as the availability of the Pennsylvania Convention Center and of sufficient hotel rooms in the area to Read more...

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...