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Back by popular demand, it’s our 2016 Holiday Survival Guide!
Despite the joyful reputation – and no matter your age or station in life – we all know that the holiday season can be an anxious time.  
Every year the team at Mazzoni Center’s Open Door Counseling program puts together a thoughtful and comprehensive booklet we call uour “Holiday Survival Guide,” filled More...
Mazzoni Center Legal Services, in collaboration with our friends at the ACLU of Pennsylvania, have put together a two-sided flyer, explaining the legal rights of anyone involved in a protest.  
Side one of this flyer was prepared by the ACLU of PA, and outlines some basic do’s and don’ts to stay safe in an encounter with law enforcement officials.  
Side two provides additional considerations for trans and gender variant protesters, prepared by our team at More...

This is a difficult time for our community. LGBTQ communities around the country and around the world – particularly LGBTQ communities of color – are deeply impacted by the senseless tragedy in Orlando.  In solidarity with Orlando, as a community, we also experience the feelings of shock, anger, and grief.  In response, Mazzoni Center’s Open Door program has made staff available to provide crisis counseling by phone or on a drop-in basis for anyone in the community  who need extra support at this time.  In addition, the Open Door, in collaboration with More...

Each year staff from our Trans Care Program publishes an updated version of the Philadelphia Trans Resource Guide in conjunction with our annual Philadelphia Trans Health Conference.  The idea is to help connect people who are trans identified, genderqueer or gender nonconforming, as well as their families and loved ones, with resources and services beyond what Mazzoni offers that may be relevant and helpful to them.  

In these pages you'll find listings for a range of More...
(*Note: this list of ordinances has been updated as of May 2016)
Abington Township, (Code of the Township of Abington, Ordinance No. 2029) (2012)
Allegheny County (Allegheny County Code of Ordinances, Ordinance No. 26-09-OR) (2009); 
Allentown City (Codified Ordinances of the City of Allentown § 181) (2002); 

Ambler Borough (awaiting citation) (enacted May 17, 2016, effective August 15, 2016);

Bethlehem City (Codified Ordinances of the City of Bethlehem No. More...

Legal Assistance

AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania

A nonprofit, public-interest law firm providing free legal assistance to people with HIV/AIDS and those affected by the epidemic.  Contact: 215-587-9377 More...