LGBTQ

Back by popular demand, it’s our 2017 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 Behavior Health program puts together a thoughtful and comprehensive booklet we call uour “Holiday Survival Guide,” filled with tips and advice on navigating a season that can often bring challenges. From navigating stressful conversations and strained relations with family of origin, to coping with break-ups or loss,... More
Students and schools are invited to attend the GSA Fair where they can relax, connect to resources, generate ideas for GSAs, or share stories with their peers. In order to support GSA programming, community LGBTQ organizations from all over the city will come out to offer their programming and services to students. Activities, games, crafts, and food will be provided. Click Here to Register Your Students for the Fair Contact about attending or presenting at the GSA Fair: ... More
Join the Office of LGBT Affairs and Mayor’s Commission on LGBT Affairs for our second Community Conversation at Broad Street Ministry on August 10 from 6 - 9 p.m. Community Conversations are an initiative pioneered by the Office of LGBT Affairs and Mayor’s Commission on LGBT Affairs to cultivate an interactive forum to share ideas and concerns pertaining to the Philadelphia LGBTQIA community. The Community Conversation format encourages a proactive and engaging approach to addressing pertinent issues in our community and working collaboratively to identify solutions. This month... More
Stepping Out! will be on hiatus till May 2018 Tuesday nights, LGBTQ persons in recovery will come together in a safe and welcoming LGBTQ space that will provide a fun opportunity to have a regularly scheduled evening activity where they can meet up with other recovery folk, practice social skills, build self-esteem and leave the difficult world outside. Each month will feature board games, a movie, interactive social activities and more. Light snacks will be provided (chips/popcorn). Participants are asked to bring their own beverages and/or water bottles. Far too often, people in the early... More
Mazzoni Center’s Board of Directors announced today a transition plan for interim and permanent leadership for the organization. The plan focuses on ensuring continued fiscal and operational stability in the near term, while also laying the groundwork for future leadership that is dynamic, innovative and accountable to the needs and priorities of the diverse communities the nonprofit healthcare and wellness organization is committed to serving. Stephen Glassman, former executive director of the ACLU of Connecticut and former chairperson of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission,... More
Mazzoni Center’s Board of Directors announced today a transition plan for interim and permanent leadership for the organization. The plan focuses on ensuring continued fiscal and operational stability in the near term, while also laying the groundwork for future leadership that is dynamic, innovative and accountable to the needs and priorities of the diverse communities the nonprofit healthcare and wellness organization is committed to serving. Stephen Glassman, former executive director of the ACLU of Connecticut and former chairperson of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission,... More
On Saturday, June 3, Mazzoni Center’s The Real Impact Project (aka TRIP) is thrilled to welcome Big Freedia , aka the Queen of Bounce, for a night of music, dancing and community building at the University of the Arts in Center City Philadelphia. TRIP is a social initiative designed to raise awareness regarding sexual health amongst the African-American... More
**Online ticketing has closed, but you can still purchase tickets at the door this Saturday!** Save the date for this exciting event, happening Saturday, June 3 from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. at UArts. Mazzoni's TRIP program , which works to raise awareness regarding sexual health amongst the African-American LGBT community, is thrilled to welcome Big Freedia , aka the Queen of Bounce, for a night of music... More
Mazzoni's 2017 LEAD event will take place Thursday, May 4 from 8:15AM to 3:00PM at the offices of the School District of Philadelphia, 440 N. Broad Street. Last year's LEAD conferenc drew more than 200 youth, teachers and other school staff for a full day of education and conversation aimed at building safer spaces and affirming school environments for young people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. (You can read more about last year's LEAD event on our blog... More
Earlier today the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations held a press conference to announce the release of their report on racism and discrimination in Philadelphia’s LGBTQ community. We would like to thank the members of the PCHR for all of their work in putting this report together. We also thank the many individuals who came forward to share their stories and experiences, which was surely not an easy thing to do. This report came in the... More