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Trans Activists Criticize Mazzoni Over Diminished Role in Wellness Conference

Transgender and gender-nonconforming committee members involved in the planning of the annual Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference (PTWC) are calling out Mazzoni Center for allowing cisgender […]

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Mazzoni Center Board President Christopher Pope Resigns

Just weeks after the resignations of Mazzoni Center CEO Lydia Gonzales Sciarrino and COO Ron Powers, Mazzoni board president Christopher Pope has announced his own […]

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Mazzoni Center CEO Lydia Gonzales Sciarrino Resigns Following Months of Backlash

This is a developing story and may be updated at any time. After less than a year on the job, Mazzoni Center CEO Lydia Gonzales […]

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Activists Launch Petition Calling on Mazzoni CEO, Other Leaders to Resign

This story has been updated with a statement from Mazzoni Center. A week after 82 front-line staffers from Mazzoni Center signed a “call to action” […]

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82 Mazzoni Center Staffers Sign Petition Addressing Recent Turmoil

Following ongoing controversy surrounding the abrupt termination of Mazzoni Center’s first-ever diversity, equity, and inclusion director, Kay Martinez, 82 of the organization’s staff members have […]

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Diversity Director Fired by Mazzoni Center Files PCHR Complaint

Following Monday’s firing of Kay Martinez, Mazzoni Center ’s first-ever director of diversity, equity and inclusion, Philadelphia magazine has learned that Martinez filed a complaint […]

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Mazzoni Center Fires Diversity and Inclusion Director, Prompting Staff Protest

This is a developing story and may be updated at any time. More than 50 staff members walked out of Mazzoni Center’s headquarters on Monday morning […]

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LGBTQ&A: Kay Martinez

Kay Martinez is Mazzoni Center’s first Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). We chat with the queer Afro-latinx nonprofit leader on their Boston roots, […]

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Mazzoni Center to Investigate Sexual Harassment Allegation Involving Former Executive

This story has been updated. During Tuesday night’s widely attended LGBTQ State of the Union at the Kimmel Center, LGBTQ healthcare nonprofit Mazzoni Center was […]

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LGBTQ Event of the Week: Metamorphosis: An Anti-Gala

This week’s LGBTQ event of the week is Metamorphosis: An Anti-Gala. Come out for an event that celebrates community and honors the work of Black trans […]

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Mazzoni Center Faces Backlash Over New CEO Hire

The Gayborhood nonprofit Mazzoni Center is facing renewed criticism by community members, staffers, and activists as new CEO/executive director Lydia Gonzales Sciarrino met frontline staff […]

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Mazzoni Center Announces Lydia Gonzalez Sciarrino as New Executive Director

Nearly a year after the resignations of CEO/executive director Nurit Shein and board president Dr. Jimmy Ruiz, the board of the Mazzoni Center announced on […]

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G Philly’s Top 10 Stories of 2017

It was an incredible year for LGBTQ news in Philadelphia, with both inspirational times and some very controversial moments. Here, we rank the top 10 […]

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Mazzoni Center Announces Nancy Brisbon As Medical Director

Following the resignation of former medical director Dr. Robert Winn in April, Mazzoni Center has announced that the nonprofit’s new medical director will be Nancy Brisbon, […]

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Mazzoni Center Staff Vote to Unionize

After weeks of internal turmoil over the decision to consider unionization, Mazzoni Center front-line staff voted 51-34 on Wednesday evening in favor of a petition […]