Community Building

Every year Mazzoni Center works to ensure the Philadelphia Trans*-Health Conference will be accessible to as many attendees as possible, in a number of ways - first and foremost by offering the 250+ workshops in the general track of the conference free of charge. Our staff also works to make the conference physically accessible to the many people with disabilities who attend every year, whether that means connecting people with mobility needs with wheelchairs or escorts, ensuring that service dogs are welcome, or arranging ASL interpreters for... More
Every year Mazzoni Center works to ensure the Philadelphia Trans*-Health Conference will be accessible to as many attendees as possible, in a number of ways - first and foremost by offering the 250+ workshops in the general track of the conference free of charge. Our staff also works to make the conference physically accessible to the many people with disabilities who attend every year, whether that means connecting people with mobility needs with wheelchairs or escorts, ensuring that service dogs are welcome, or arranging ASL interpreters 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
Mazzoni Center is proud to be a co-sponsor of the The Reunion Project Philadelphia on Saturday, May 14 at William Way LGBT Community Center . This FREE daylong event aims to bring together long-term survivors of the impact of HIV/AIDS - both HIV-positive and HIV-negative people who have lived through the epidemic. The program includes sessions on aging, grief and loss, patient/provider relationship, HIV medical update, and much more. It's also a chance for you to share stories and explore ways to live long and healthy lives and THRIVE... More
*NOTE: the 2016 LEAD event has reached its capacity, and is no longer accepting RSVPs. Please contact Anthony Leon with any questions: [email protected] Students, teachers and youth advocates: join us for Mazzoni's annual LGBTQ and Ally Student Leadership Conference. The 2016 LEAD event will take place Thursday, June 2 from 8:15AM to 3:00PM at the offices of the School District of Philadelphia, 440 N. Broad Street. Our themes this year are "Healthy Bodies, Health Minds" and "Student Leadership Development," and we... More
Bill Paszek grew up in an era when HIV/AIDS was a deadly diagnosis and recalls the atmosphere of fear and anger he felt in the 1980s and 90s. “I was a teenager,” he says, “and it left a lasting impression on me.” Bill attended his first Mazzoni fundraiser six years ago, and began to learn about our history: that Mazzoni Center was the oldest HIV/AIDS organization in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the fourth oldest in the United States. “I was impressed and proud that Philadelphia was among the first cities to provide the LGBT community with health services... More
Mazzoni Center is proud to announce that its annual celebration and fundraiser, Elixir: the Cure for the Common Gala , will take place on Friday, May 20 from 6:00-11:00 P.M. at Lubert Plaza on the campus of Jefferson University in Center City Philadelphia, with a special VIP reception from 6:00-7:30 P.M. Since 1979 Mazzoni has been a vital resource for LGBTQ individuals and people living with HIV/AIDS in the region. It has evolved from a grassroots, all-volunteer... More
40% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ. Since 2009 there has been a 73% increase in the number of Philadelphia public school students who have experienced homelessness. There are a total of 70 emergency shelter beds for youth in Philadelphia. These are just a few of the sobering statistics that underscore the crisis of youth homelessness in Philadelphia, and across the U.S. Mazzoni Case Management Supervisor Kate Gormley will join representatives from several other youth serving agencies -- including... More