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Philadelphia is known for it's vast array of organizations dedicated to the LGBT community. Philly Gay Calendar has 560 organizations in the area ranging from social organizations, to support groups, to organizations that deal with politics, health, and even local sports teams.

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American Cancer Society / GLBT Relay for Life SJ
Type: Health
Relay For Life of The LBGT Community and Friends Cancer doesn’t discriminate; neither do we. We fight so no one has to ever face cancer.

Cancer Facts for the LGBT Community Through the awareness that is brought by the Relay, we know we can make a marked difference in the LGBT Community by making our programs and services more readily available. Cancer Facts for Lesbian and Bisexual Woman Many health insurance policies do not cover unmarried partners. This makes it harder for lesbian and bisexual woman to access quality of health care. Cancer risks are greater for lesbian women who avoid preventive health care because they fear discrimination and insensitivity by health care providers. Definitive research on the incidence of cancer in lesbians has yet to be conducted and published. However, there is a body of evidence suggesting that lesbians have a dense cluster of risk factors, significantly raising their risk of developing breast cancer as well as several other types of cancer. Some conflicting evidence also exists, highlighting the need for state of the art research. Again, increased risks are coupled with lower screening rates for this population, resulting in cancers being detected when they are more difficult to treat. For lesbians, the four cancer risk factors most often cited are increased rates of smoking and higher rates of obesity and high fat diets. HPV, the virus that is one cause of cervical cancer, can be spread through female-to-female sexual contact as well as through female-to-male sexual contact. Lesbian women are no less at risk for cervical cancer than heterosexual women are. Cancer Facts for Gay and Bisexual Men Some men may not want to tell their health care providers that they are gay or bisexual because they do not want discrimination to affect the quality of healthcare they receive. Cigarette smoking among gay men is nearly double that of the general population. Smoking is responsible for 80% of all lung cancers, but it also increases the risk of many other cancers, including colon cancer, esophageal cancer and anal cancer. Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men. Gay men with prostate cancer have some additional social and sexual challenges that are rarely addressed adequately by their oncologists and social workers. For example, prostate cancer treatment can have some distinct effects on gay sexual behavior and relationships. Approximately 2,000 American men are diagnosed with anal cancer each year. Gay and bisexual men are 17 times more likely to develop anal cancer than heterosexual men. Anal cancer is not very common in men with healthy immune systems, but it seems that the overwhelming majority of Anal Cancer survivors are gay or bisexual men. Cancer Facts for Transgender People Uninsured rates are highest among transgender people. In New York City, for example, the Department of Health reported in 1999 that 21% of transgender respondents reported having no health insurance of any kind. Even those with health insurance can face difficulties in obtaining appropriate cancer screenings. A transgender woman, listed on her insurance as a female, but still having an intact prostate gland, would not be covered for prostate cancer screening. The same is true for transgender man with an intact cervix. Transgender people have extremely high rates of smoking, drinking and HIV, all increasing their risk for developing an array of cancers, including lung cancer, anal cancer and liver cancer.
B Fit Enterprises
Type: Health
Personal training and wellness salon. Our doors are open to everyone. We train couples for weddings, medical conditions etc..We are an exclusive one on one private facility. LGBT welcomed with open arms
Barefoot Doctor Community Acupuncture Clinic
Type: Health
Community style acupuncture clinic, sliding scale fee based on what clients feel they can afford $15- $35. All clients welcome, Acupuncturist has 4+ years experience in working with HIV+ clients and specializes in women's health
BEBASHI (Blacks Educating Blacks About Sexual Health Issues)
Type: Health
Provides sexual health education and client services, focusing especially on HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. Confidential or anonymous testing, case management and a variety of support groups are available.
Black Gay Men's Leadership Council
Type: Health
A Black gay organization in the city of Philadelphia founded in September of 2005 to work toward improving the lives of Black gay men. Our organization currently focuses in three areas: social and event's planning; politics and leadership and Health and Wellness. More information can be found on our website
Body Electric Philly
Type: Health
We are a team of local gay men bringing Body Electric workshops to our community. See the website for mens and womens workshops.
Camden Area Heath Education Center (AHEC)
Type: Health
Camden Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is committed to providing health education to those who are often underserved in the community. We offer sexual health education services for Black/Latino gay/bisexual men. As well, as a Drop-in-Center for LGBTQ Youth.

We offer Free HIV Testing and Counseling, as well STD screenings.
Crystal Meth Anonymous
Type: Health
Crystal Meth Anonymous is a fellowship of people for whom crystal meth has become a serious problem. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stay clean and lead a sober life. There are no dues or membership lists - each group is expected to be self-supporting through its own contributions. The members of Crystal Meth Anonymous meet regularly to share support and fellowship, and create a safe environment to stay clean. The fellowship advocates complete abstinence from crystal meth, alcohol, inhalants, as well as all other mind-altering substances.
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition
Type: Health
The mission of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc. (DBCC) is to empower our community by raising awareness of breast health issues through outreach, education and support services, in order to facilitate the early detection and treatment of breast cancer. DBCC provides education on health issues to the lesbian community through its Taking Care of Ourselves program and publishes a directory of Lesbian-friendly health care providers (also on the website). DBCC educates health care providers about cultural competency and lesbian health concerns.
Gay and Lesbian Counseling Services
Type: Health
A peer counseling program offered through the William Way Center that offers one-on-one confidential peer counseling by phone or in person. Available Monday-Friday from 6-9pm. Call for counseling or to volunteer.
Gay Narcotics Anonymous
Type: Health
Meetings are each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 9pm at the First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St).
International Women's Day Philadelphia Coalition
Type: Health
Celebration equality and justice for all women and girls
LASOH - LGBT Alliance of Students Organized for Health
Type: Health
The mission of LASOH is to assemble health professions students across the Philadelphia region into a coalition that will facilitate the implementation of LGBT-health initiatives and serve as a vehicle of sustainable service to the LGBT community.
LGBT Elder Initiative
Type: Health
Fosters and advocates for competent, culturally sensitive, inclusive and welcoming service for LGBT seniors
Living Soulfully Philadelphia
Type: Health
Living Soulfully Philadelphia provide opportunities for men to connect with other gay men on a spiritual path. We offer two monthly events which you can check out on Philly Gay Calendar:

Philly Gay Spirit
Naked Yoga Philly


Living Soulfully Philadelphia also collaborates with LS groups in other cities. Our joint website is under construction. Check back soon!

Would you like to learn more, get involved, or attend an event? Please email us
Mazzoni Center - Chestnut Street
Type: Health
Established in 1979, Mazzoni Center provides quality comprehensive health and wellness services and is the only health care provider in the Philadelphia region specifically targeting the unique health care needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities. Mazzoni Center offers a full array of outreach, prevention, education, direct medical and care services, psychosocial services, legal services, and support groups, and is dedicated preserving the dignity and improving the quality of life of the individuals it serves. It is the oldest AIDS service organization in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the fourth-oldest in the U.S. Counseling, prevention and wellness programs, legal services, and HIV/AIDS support services are housed at the agency's main offices (21 S. 12th Street, 8th floor); primary health care is provided by Mazzoni Center Family and Community Medicine (809 Locust Street); and free, rapid HIV/STD testing through the Washington West Project (1201 Locust Street).
Naked Yoga Philly
Type: Health
Naked Yoga Philly is for men interested in the practice of yoga without the restrictions of clothing. Our goal is to provide an opportunity to strengthen male spiritual community. We strive to create an atmosphere of self-acceptance, empowerment, and mutual trust by fostering body consciousness and peer support. While nudity is an intrinsic part of the experience, this class is not designed nor intended to create a sexual venue or to foster erotic energy.
New Leaf Holistic Health and Wellness
Type: Health
New Leaf is a community-based program that offers free holistic health services to the LGBTQ and related communities in the Greater Philadelphia area. Please visit our website for more information.
Philadelphia Crystal Meth Task Force
Type: Health
The Philadelphia Crystal Meth Task Force provides information and education on the topic of crystal meth.
Pink & Blues
Type: Health
Peer-run discussion and recovery support group for LGBT individuals dealing with mental health issues. Meets every Wednesday at 7:00pm at The Church of St. Luke and the Epiphany, 330 S. 13th St. in the Blue Room. Member of PA Mental Health Consumers' Assoc. and Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance
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