LGBTQ Health

All groups and drop-ins will be suspended starting Monday, March 16 until further notice . Mazzoni Center offers free, confidential rapid HIV testing and STI (sexually transmitted infection) screening services in a supportive, non-judgmental environment at three (3) community based testing locations. More
We celebrate Philly Youth Pride with Ally Homecoming! This is a party to celebrate the start of the school year with live performances, food, dancing, and a LGBTQ affirming environment. We also will crown a Homecoming Court for Best Drag. This event is free of charge for all students (student I.D. required/ RSVP recommended) . Ally Safe School Program aims to develop safe spaces in the Gayberhood for youth to connect and have fun. Click here to RSVP for HOMECOMING! 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
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
We were honored to join with GALAEI , Philly's Queer [email protected] Social Justice organization, on Monday, June 12 for their community BBQ in memory and recognition of the 49 lives taken at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida last year. It was an opportunity to gather in love and community with fellow service providers, friends and community members, to affirm the importance of safe spaces and of supporting vulnerable members of our communities, particularly LGBTQ people of color. Guests at the event enjoyed food, drinks, and music, and... More
On June 12, 2016, Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida was hosting their weekly "Latin Night." The venue was packed with patrons – gay and straight, young and older – from the U.S., Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and elsewhere. About 320 people were inside the club when at 2:02 a.m. a shooter entered the building and opened fire. The ordeal went on for three hours before the gunman was brought down by police. 49 people were lost and 68 were injured others in the deadliest incident of violence against LGBTQ people in United States history. The youngest... 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
Tremendous medical and scientific advancements have greatly improved the ways that we treat and manage HIV and Hepatitis C infections. New medications and innovative research are continuing to transform the ways that we treat HIV and Hep C in people of all ages. This free community forum will explore how to safely and effectively use current medications and provide an overview of the new treatments and research that are advancing our ability to successfully manage HIV and Hep C. Philadelphia FIGHT will be providing free Hep C testing following... More
Today, Mazzoni Center announced their “ Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality ” designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization. The designation was reported in the 10th edition of the... More