Mazzoni Center’s ground-breaking initiatives and innovative programs often land us in print and on the airwaves.  Additionally, our experience and expertise in thee areas of HIV/AIDS and LGBT health and well being often positions the agency as the authority for news media on various health issues.  Read on for the latest on what's happening at Mazzoni Center, updates on our innovative programs and activities, and more!


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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a ruling this week that employers who discriminate against a worker for being gay, lesbian or bisexual are violating the law. The ruling cites the provision prohibiting sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

LGBT history was made today, as the U.S. Supreme Court announced its highly anticipated ruling today in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges.  By a 5-4 vote, the justices declared that same-sex marriage is legal throughout the United States.

The Supreme Court announced its ruling Thursday, June 25 in the King v Burwell case, and by a vote of 6 to 3 sided with the Obama administration by agreeing that people who purchase their health insurance through a federally run insurance exchange, as well as those run by one of the states, will continue to be eligible for the subsidies that millions of low and middle-income Americans count on to be able to afford health insurance for themselves and their families.  There are an estimated 6.4 million Americans, and 350,000 Pennsylvanians, whose access to subsidies has been protected by this ruling.
Mazzoni Center is proud to announced it has received an investment grant from the Bread and Roses Community Fund to help fund a program known as Sisterly L.O.V.E., which works to engage and empower trans women and allies to mobilize and fight against oppression and discrimination in Philadelphia.

Mazzoni Center is pleased to announce “Philly Youth Pride,” a daylong celebration for LGBTQ youth and allies that will take place on Sunday, July 5 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Center City. It will include a series of workshops from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the William Way Community Center (1315 Spruce Street), followed by an afternoon of outdoor festivities, including live music, youth drag performances, interactive games and activities, vendors, food, giveaways, and more.

Mazzoni Center celebrated 35 years of serving Philadelphia's LGBT and HIV/AIDS communities on Friday, May 15, 2015 at the Fairmount Water Works with "Elixir: the Cure for the Common Gala." The riverside venue provided a spectacular backdrop for a truly festive and memorable night for 400 attendees, who included Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Pennsylvania State Senator Larry Farnese (1st District).
Mazzoni Center will host a silent auction at City of Hope’s Celebrity Roast of Geno Vento on Saturday, August 18 from 6:00 to 8:30 PM at Hotel Monaco’s Stratus Lounge (433 Chestnut Street).  

Mazzoni Center is proud to announce the schedule and keynote speakers for the 2015 Philadelphia Trans Health Conference, which will take place from June 4-6, 2015 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Center City Philadelphia.  Each year the conference offers three full days of programming focused on the health and well-being of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals, as well as their families, friends, allies and providers. 


On Monday, March 23, members of Mazzoni Center’s TRIP program (The Real Impact Project) had the chance to hear real-life anecdotes and life lessons from Tony Award-winning performer Billy Porter, who appeared in a live "master session" at the Philadelphia Theater Company. 


Mazzoni Center is proud to report that Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference Coordinator Samantha Jo Dato was named to the annual Trans 100 list, which celebrates excellence within the trans community.  Dato was among the honorees whose names were announced at a ceremony in Chicago on Sunday, March 29.