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Recent News

10/06/2014

Mazzoni Center’s Ally Safe Schools program is proud to announce the publication of How to Build a FIERCE GSA, a handbook aimed at students, teachers, and others who work with or advocate for young people, and are interested in forming or strengthening a Gay/Queer-Straight Alliance (GSA/QSA) at their school.

09/25/2014

T.R.I.P. is a program and a social movement designed to raise awareness about sexual health and HIV testing among the black gay men and trans-identified people of color.

09/24/2014

Mazzoni client James Breinig talks about why he's excited to participate in this year's AIDS Walk-Run Philly event on Sunday, October 19. “My story is just like a lot of folks; I am living with HIV and not letting it run my life. I do my part to help spread awareness and lend support where I can,” he says. 

09/09/2014

Mazzoni Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas Ude, Jr. as the agency’s new Legal and Public Policy Director, effective September 30.  Ude brings with him more than two decades of experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors, including seven years as Senior Staff Attorney and then Counsel with Lambda Legal, the oldest and largest national legal organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and people living with HIV.  Ude coordinated Lambda Legal’s work to address government misconduct and support for discrimination, and also focused on employment discrimination, recognition of same-sex relationships and parent-child relationships, transgender rights and the rights of people living with HIV.

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.