News Briefing: Jan 5-11, 2018

News Briefing: Jan 5-11, 2018

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One-man show to focus on mental health in black LGBT community 

Must Go On: A Right of Passage, written by Terrell M. Green, is a one-man show featuring yoga, dance, music, spoken-word and monologue performances examining the health and wellness of black gay men.

The one-man show will be performed 7 p.m. Jan. 6 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at Art Sanctuary, 628 S. 16th St.

In an effort to stimulate community discussion, open conversation following the show will look at the links between identity inclusion and the impact it has on mental and physical wellness. 

William Way to hold annual meeting 

William Way LGBT Community Center will hold its annual meeting Jan. 20.

The annual meeting is an opportunity for the organization’s leadership team to provide updates, information and keep communication open.

The meeting will be held from 12:45-2 p.m. at the center, 1315 Spruce St.

To attend, please RSVP to Candice Thompson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mazzoni Center announces annual gala date

After a one-year hiatus, the Mazzoni Center has announced the date for the annual gala.

Formerly known as Elixir, the Mazzoni Center Gala will be held May 19 at the University of the Arts Dorrance Hamilton Hall.

The event was canceled last year following the departure of Mazzoni CEO Nurit Shein, who was the target of scrutiny over her alleged handling of accusations of sexual impropriety by former medical director Dr. Robert Winn, who also resigned.

“I am excited about the gala’s theme of Metamorphosis, which is appropriate not just because this has been a year of change but because change is in the DNA of this organization,” Mazzoni Interim CEO Stephen Glassman said in a statement.

In addition to live music, dancing and a silent auction, three individuals will be honored at the event with the Peter Mazzoni Award.

Proceeds from the event will support the center’s services including primary health care, mental and behavioral services, LGBT legal services, HIV and STI testing, food-bank and housing subsidies for families and individuals affected by HIV, support groups, outreach and education.


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