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Recent News

08/28/2014

Rutgers Law-Camden will celebrate the life and career of former Mazzoni Center Legal Director David M. Rosenblum, Esq. (1966-2014) at the 29th annual Mary Philbrook Awards Celebration on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, from 6:00-9:00 p.m.  The law school also announced that it will present the Mary Philbrook Public Interest Award to 1998 Rutgers Law-Camden alumna Tiffany Palmer, who is co-founder and shareholder at Jerner & Palmer, PC, where she specializes in LGBT family law, and who has been a member of Mazzoni’s Legal Advisory Board since its inception in 2009.

08/26/2014

The National Association of GSA Networks hosted its 9th annual national gathering from July 31- August 3rd in Minneapolis, bringing together youth and adult ally GSA leaders from across the country for four days of workshops, trainings, and plenaries focused on strengthening the national GSA movement. There are 37 states represented in the national network, and this year 100 people from 25 states attended.

08/25/2014

Mazzoni Center is delighted to announce a recent grant from the Subaru Foundation of America supporting our Ally Safe Schools Program, which helps Philadelphia Schools become safer and more welcoming for all students. This investment grant of $5,000 represents a new partnership between Mazzoni and Subaru, and will help create leadership opportunities and support services for at-risk youth in the Greater Philadelphia area.

07/29/2014

“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. 

07/23/2014

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.

07/23/2014

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.

07/07/2014

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.

06/26/2014

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.

06/04/2014

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. 

06/02/2014

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.