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“I was really excited to bring together my interest in working with homeless LGBT youth through the drop-in, and ensuring that people, especially LGBT youth, are getting the health care that they need,” Bevin says. 


This summer marked the 13th year of the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference, which took place June 12-14 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and drew more than 3,500 people from across the country and around the world to talk about healthcare and wellness for trans-identified individuals.


This month Mazzoni introduces a new weekly support and resource sharing group for the transmasculine community.  It's called New Bois Club, and it's aimed at providing a safe and supportive environment for FTMs, Trans* men and bois, and individuals assigned female at birth who are exploring masculinity to talk about coming into masculine identities, navigating within communities, sexuality, dating, coming out, medical transition, legal transition, aging, and more.


Celebrating the 26th anniversary of their Liberty Belle Classic LGBT bowling tournament, organizers brought in over 400 bowlers from all over the country to celebrate three days of competition and community over the July 4th weekend.


Friday, June 27 is National HIV Testing Day.  According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 20% of people in the United States who are HIV positive are unaware of their infection. For those between the ages of 13 and 24, that number jumps up to about 50%. Most new HIV infections come from people unaware of their positive status.  Most people don't believe they are at risk of contracting HIV -- let alone that they might already be infected.


In the wake of a historic judicial ruling making Pennsylvania the 19th state to legalize same-sex marriage, Mazzoni Center is proud to release ‘How Marriage Counts: 572 Ways Marriage Counts in Pennsylvania.’ This report summarizes the legal benefits and obligations conveyed by state recognized marriage, identifying 572 individual statutory provisions that afford rights or create obligations based on marital status or otherwise pertain to an individual’s marital status. 


On May 20, 2014, U.S. District Court Judge John E. Jones III issued his opinion that the PA ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, ruling in favor of the plaintiffs in Whitewood v. Wolf. Judge Jones struck down Pennsylvania’s law against marriage for same-sex couples and directing the Commonwealth to allow same-sex couples to marry and to recognize valid out-of-state marriages. The following day, Governor Tom Corbett announced that he would not appeal Judge Jones’s decision, making Pennsylvania the 19th state in the country to legalize same-sex marriage. 


Mazzoni Center's TRIP program, also known as The Real Impact Project, will host a special event on Thursday, June 5 featuring a screening of the Philadelphia-based web series "Boys," which looks at the lives of Chance, Christian, Will and Gayle, young gay men navigating the world of dating and relationships in the big city.  "Boys" Director and cast member Isaiah Freeman will join us for a Q&A immediately after the screening.  We sat down with Isaiah recently to learn more about his work and the vision behind the web series.  


Mazzoni Center Board of Directors, donors, event hosts, sponsors, staff, awardees, elected and public officials, community members, allies and volunteers mingled at the sold-out Elixir event on Saturday, May 17.  This year's Elixir gala took place at the Wells Fargo headquarters and atrium at 123 South Broad Street.  The gala raised over $110,000 (and the dollars are still coming in), thanks to the generosity of well over 300 individuals, companies, organizations, and donors.  


The 2014 Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference (PTHC) is just one month away!  The largest event of its kind will take place from June 12-14, 2014, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and offers three full days of programming focused on the health and well-being of transgender, gender-variant, and gender non-confirming individuals, as well as their families, friends, allies and providers.  This year’s schedule features approximately 250 workshops, activities, and social events spanning a broad range of topics relating to health and well-being, including health care, safety, education, employment, housing, legal issues, and social support.