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In merely a few days following President Donald Trump’s inauguration, dramatic change has already swept Washington. The nation is currently seeing entire federal agencies muzzled , expired reproductive care legislation re-entering the fold ,... More
This Saturday, October 8th, marks the 6th annual Philly Trans* March , which will kick off at 3:00 p.m. at Thomas Paine Plaza, 1401 JFK Blvd, just across from City Hall. The sole purpose of the Philly Trans* March is to inspire all trans and gender non-conforming people to realize a world where they are safe, loved, and empowered. We strive to create a space for our diverse communities to unite and achieve the social justice and equality that each of us deserves. Philly Trans* March is not only a demonstration, but rather a... More
GALAEI 's Trans Health Information Project presents the sixth-annual Philadelphia Trans* March begins at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 8 at Thomas Paine Plaza in Center City. This year’s theme is “We Rise Up.” Trans and gender nonconforming people of all ages, along with their loved ones and allies are invited to come together as we celebrate and show support for the city's diverse trans/gnc community. RSVP for the Philly Trans... More
The National LGBTQ Task Force presents this daylong education, advocacy and skill building event on Saturday, September 10 at the African American Museum in Philadelphia . If you feel passionate about ending racial injustice, please join us for a day of learning, storytelling and skill building for queer and ally people of color and white folks who want to build their anti-racist skills and explore applying these in the LGBTQ movement and beyond. Deepen you... More
A number of local LGBTQ bars and businesses have joined together, along with Philadelphia politicians and community leaders, to organize a special fundraiser event called Philly4Pulse on the night of Thursday, July 21. The event will raise money for the families of the victims in the June 12 mass shooting during Latin Night at Pulse, a popular LGBT nightclub in Orlando. Guest bartenders - including Mayor Jim Kenney and members of the Greater Philadelphia Gay Officer Action League, a fraternal organization for LGBT law-enforcement officials, as well as U.S. Rep. Bob Brady; state Sen. Larry... More
The Philadelphia Dyke March has organized a vigil for members of the LGBTQ community and allies in Philadelphia to join together in an outpouring of grief, love, and solidarity for the victims of this weekend's tragic act of violence at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. People will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the northeast corner of City Hall. If you would like, please bring a candle. Please see the official Facebook event page for... More
Mazzoni Center is proud to announce the schedule and highlights of the 2016 Philadelphia Trans Health Conference , which will take place from June 9-11, 2016 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Center City Philadelphia. Each year the conference offers three full days of programming focused on the health and well-being of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals, as well as their families, friends, allies and providers. More than 4,000 people are expected to attend and experience the 230 workshops that are scheduled in the general... More
The 15th annual Philadelphia Trans Health Conference is less than one month away! Last summer we welcomed more than 4,000 attendees from all over the country and the world to the Pennsylvania Convention Center over the course of three days. This year’s event takes place June 9-11 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and we’ve got a diverse and dynamic lineup of approximately 230 workshops lined up for the general track of the conference - which is FREE to attend. ( Click... More
Jason Cohen, Vice President of Mazzoni’s Board of Directors, is throwing a fun, but informal rooftop shindig to promote and raise some funds for the life-changing work that Mazzoni Center’s Legal Services team provides to low-income individuals, couples, and families. As a member of Mazzoni’s Legal Advisory Board and a Rutgers Law professor partnering with Mazzoni to bring LGBTQ legal work to students, this cause is near and dear to Jason's heart. We are celebrating an amazing 20 years of successful and public interest–driven legal services provided to our LGBTQ... More
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. said: “All students, including trans students, need access to restrooms that are safe, and need schools that respect who they are so that they can... More