Community Building

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 accommodate our out-of-town attendees. In this case it... 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 programs for LGBTQ... More
*Updated 10/11/16 with details about the upcoming PCHR Town Hall meeting. See below. There’s been a great deal of turmoil in Philadelphia’s LGBTQ communities in recent months - and many would rightly point out, for much longer. The issues of racism and discrimination are not new, but the conversation has intensified, and several recent incidents have brought a heightened awareness and sense of outrage. In addition to Saturday's Philly Trans* March , this weekend marks the annual Outfest event, which is meant to provide a safe... 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
This year marks the 30 th anniversary of AIDS Walk Philly , which will take place on Sunday, October 16 at the Eakins Oval. Over the years this event, organized by the AIDS Fund of Philadelphia, has raised over $16 million dollars to provide vital services and support for people in our area who are living with HIV/AIDS. In past years, individual walkers/runners and teams participating in AIDS Walk Philly could designate the funds they raised directly to Mazzoni Center, or... 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
On Tuesday, August 23, Mazzoni welcomed more than 40 volunteers to Frankford Hall in Fishtown for our annual volunteer thank you event. The indoor/outdoor beer garden venue provided an ideal backdrop for late summer socializing, and guests had the opportunity to mingle with staff, fellow volunteers and Mazzoni supporters while enjoying craft beers and snacks. “The volunteers who are here tonight have contributed to Mazzoni Center’s mission in numerous ways,” Mazzoni CEO Nurit Shein said, noting that our roster of... More
C.C. Téllez has a passion for running. She only got started a few years ago, but it’s clear from the way she talks about the sport, and from the time and energy she puts into it, just how much it means to her. Like a lot of runners, Téllez is also passionate about sharing the sport with others – which is how Lez Run Running Club came about. The club was founded in November 2013, “by lesbian runners for lesbian runners and all members of the LGBTQ community and their friends and family,” as their... More
Juan David Franco of our Prevention team was on hand to take some photos Tuesday, July 26 when a group of approximately 1,000 people turned up outside our medical practice at 809 Locust to demonstrate their love and support for the trans and gender variant communities, in the face of a scheduled protest by members of the Westboro Baptist Church. Organized by local LGBTQ community advocates Deja Lynn Alvarez, Bender David, Katey Dyck, Lee Embrey, Katelynd Knorr, Tyler Lynch, Alonda... More