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April is STD Awareness Month, and here in Philadelphia we have the unfortunate distinction of ranking fourth in the nation when it comes to rate of STD infections. While the incidence of STDs in our city goes well beyond the queer community, it’s important to understand the particular ways LGBT individuals may be at risk – and what we can all do to stay healthy, avoid infection, and ensure we’re not infecting others.  If you are sexually active, being aware of your STD risks and getting regular screenings is a must.


Mazzoni Center is proud to announce the return of Elixir: the Cure for the Common Gala on Saturday, May 17, 2014! This year's event will take place at the Wells Fargo Bank Building, 123 S. Broad Street, from 7:00-10:00 P.M., with a VIP reception from 5:30-7:00 P.M.  Guests will enjoy a silent auction, open bar and delicious food throughout the evening, plus entertainment by special guest performer Lea DeLaria!  Proceeds from Elixir support our continuum of health and wellness services for the LGBT and HIV/AIDS communities in the Philadelphia region.


Mazzoni Center is pleased to announce it has received a gift of $100,000 from the Thomas M. Dross Estate. The gift, which was officially announced in San Francisco last month, marks one of the largest single contributions from an individual in the history of the organization.


All of us in the Mazzoni community were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jaci Dubois Adams, a tireless advocate for the LGBT community and a personal friend to many here in Philadelphia, on February 15. Ms. Jaci, as she was known to many of us, was an inspiration to people of all backgrounds, ages, and walks of life because of her dedication, perseverance, and distinctly energetic brand of activism.


This year’s theme is “Building a FIERCE GSA/QSA,” and will focus on helping students create and maintain successful Gay Straight Alliances/Queer Straight Alliances in their schools.


Friday, February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, an observance intended to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and to encourage action to reduce the disproportionate impact of HIV/AIDS on African Americans in the United States.  To mark the occasion, Mazzoni Center's Mobile Testing Unit (MTU) will be deployed at three stations along SEPTA’s Broad Street subway line throughout the day, and at the Philly AIDS Thrift store in the evening, in an effort to make testing accessible to as many people as possible. 


Mazzoni Center is proud to announce that it will honor EEOC Commissioner Chai R. Feldblum at “Justice in Action,” the fifth annual fundraiser for our Legal Services program.  This year’s event will take place on Tuesday, March 4 from 11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. at Loews Philadelphia Hotel (1200 Market Street), and will include a sit-down luncheon and presentation of the “Justice in Action” award, followed by a keynote address by Commissioner Feldblum, and a VIP dessert reception in the hotel’s PSFS Penthouse Room.


The Care Community Advisory Board (CAB) provides a forum for clients to share their opinions and suggestions on all aspects of service delivery, and to have an impact on the environment and the care they receive.


Mazzoni Center is proud to be participating in PrideFit, a free, full day health summit aimed at the region’s LGBTQ community that will take place on Saturday, March 29. 


Mazzoni Center is pleased to announce that our friends at reYOU Massage are offering a special promotion to ring in 2014: for every $80 massage purchased between January 6 and January 27, they will donate $20 to support our Open Door Counseling program. These funds will help to ensure that quality, affirming counseling and recovery services are available to all in our communities, regardless of income or insurance status.