Advocacy

Mark your calendars for the 2016 Philadelphia Trans Health Conference, which will take place June 9-11, 2016 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Last year we welcomed more than 4,000 attendees for three days of learning, networking, and community-building, focused on the holistic health and wellness needs of trans individuals, their families and communities. Registration for the Professional Track of the conference - which includes Trans Clinical Care Management (TCCM), Trans Behavioral Health Initiative (TBHI), and Continuing... More
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 the... More
Mazzoni’s #A1PHA Project builds on the leadership of young men and trans-identified youth of color who have sex with men. In group sessions led by our trained facilitators, we explore the unique social, cultural, and personal factors of young men and trans-identified people of color, including racism and homophobia and their connection to sexual health and sexual relationship dynamics. #A1PHA participants learn the tools and skills to promote health, wellness, and community building. All #A1PHA... More
March 8 is the official observation of International Women’s Day . This occasion is intended to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women - and also to acknowledge that there is far more work to be done in order to accelerate and achieve gender parity, here in the U.S. and around the world. As the IWD website notes: “International Women's Day is all about celebration, reflection, advocacy, and action -... More
Since 2013, The Real Impact Project (TRIP) has been charged with “being the change.” TRIP is an HIV/STI testing program of Mazzoni Center, as well as a social movement designed to raise awareness regarding sexual health among LGBTQ people of color. Through creativity, advocacy, and empowerment, TRIP has made strides towards furthering the progress of LGBT culture for people of color within Philadelphia. With various events such as Soulful Picnic, Red Matters, and Rebel, TRIP has combined many of the dynamic elements that can be found within... More
Our 2016 Elixir event is officially SOLD OUT . If you are a sponsor or host who has yet to complete your registration, please contact Brooke Rogers at 215-563-0652 x 218 or [email protected] And if you missed your chance for Elixir tickets, you're are invited to join us for Tonic , the official Elixir "after party" at Voyeur Nightclub from 10:00PM to midnight. Featuring music by DJ Carl Michaels, plus performances by some of Philly's... More
On Friday, February 26, 2016, Mazzoni Center Legal Services will honor Kevin Cathcart, Esq. and Michael Williams, Esq. at the agency’s 7th annual “ Justice in Action ” event. Each year this event brings together legal professionals, law students, and others to raise funds for and awareness about Mazzoni Center’s Legal Services program, which provides direct legal assistance for individuals facing discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, and is the only program offering free legal services tailored towards... More
Ever have these thoughts…. If school’s supposed to feel safe, why am I constantly watching my back? School’s supposed to be a place for establishing keys to a better future, but what am I really learning here? Join in on the conversation at this month's Citywide GSA Meeting, presented by Mazzoni Center's Ally Safe Schools program, which is aimed at promoting safer, more inclusive environments for LGBTQ students and all students in Philadelphia area schools. Hear from students across the city and learn about your rights as... More
A guide for supporting transgender students in K-12 schools. More