Pennsylvania Hospital was one of seven local hospitals to receive a perfect Healthcare Equality Index score.

Philly healthcare facilities rank high in national equality index

BY: - April 2, 2022

In total, 17 Philadelphia health organizations and hospitals were ranked in the index compiled by the Human Rights Campaign.

Philly AIDS Thrift awards over $300k in grants for HIV prevention, support

BY: - February 26, 2022

“In 2022 HIV disproportionately impacts Black and Latinx QTBIPOC communities," one advocate said, thanking the group for its largess.

On the job in D.C., ‘You have to do the work’: Pa.’s Rachel Levine says

BY: - January 31, 2022

It 'is my honor and privilege to work in the Biden administration, to work with our secretary, and to support our community in every way I can,' Levine said.

Despite blood shortage, gay and bisexual men in Philadelphia still face donation restrictions. Why?

BY: - January 24, 2022

'It perpetrates stigma by branding one group of people ... as vectors of disease,' Sultan Shakir of the Mazzoni Center said.

Philly’s Mazzoni Center hires new president and CEO

BY: - December 16, 2021

Sultan Shakir is currently executive director of SMYAL, an LGBTQ youth services organization in Washington, D.C.


The unseen cost of healthcare transparency bill: Partner notifications would be public | Opinion

BY: - October 20, 2021

Making that information public will discourage people from getting tested for HIV, other STIs, making it harder to stop the spread of these infections.

‘HIV is not a crime’: Pa. House panel tackles outdated laws targeting those living with the virus

BY: - October 6, 2021

'HIV is not a crime but there are outdated laws that make it a crime in Pennsylvania. We cannot have people losing lives and livelihoods because of this,' Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta said

Philly-based research consortium gets $29M federal grant to search for a cure for HIV

BY: - September 27, 2021

'I feel like I’m making history,' one researcher said of the fight for a cure

Extending a hand to LGBTQ community, Pa. seeks to dispel COVID vaccine myths, misinformation

BY: - June 13, 2021

The fourth panel of the series, hosted by the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs on Thursday and dubbed “Vax Facts: Afternoon Tea on LGBTQ Health,” discussed vaccine safety for LGBTQ communities. 

Trans, Intersex and Nonbinary Alliance seeking public comment on expanding all-gender bathroom access in Allegheny Co.

BY: - May 25, 2021

By Amanda Waltz PITTSBURGH — Public bathrooms have become a battleground for trans rights in the U.S., as lawmakers across the country have targeted these necessary spaces as a way to either show support for or deny access to certain groups. As if the issue was not already fraught, one local group is raising awareness […]

In the absence of state and federal demographic data, Pa.’s LGBTQ community conducts its own research

BY: - May 15, 2021

In the absence of state and federal demographic data researchers at Bryn Mawr College, the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown decided to move on their own. 


Transgender youth are coming out and living in their gender much earlier than older generations | Opinion

BY: - April 28, 2021

A survey also found that trans people who live in their affirmed gender report experiencing less stigma, anxiety and depression.