• Mar2017

     Dear Community Stakeholder: The LGBT Community Center of Central PA is organizing an important community forum on HIV criminalization and we would like to invite your organization to co-sponsor the forum with us.  The forum will be presented in a panel discussion format and held Tues., May 2, 6-8 p.m....

  • SYNChronicity 2017

    March 6, 2017

    Register today for SYNChronicity (or SYNC 2017), taking place 4/24-4/25, in Arlington, VA, at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel. SYNC 2017 is HealthHIV’s national conference addressing HIV and HCV disease prevention, care and treatment. This year’s meeting will be co-hosted by the National Coalition for LGBT Health, expanding the...

  • Dec2016

    The holiday season can have an adverse effect on anyone suffering from depression, but especially those within the LGBT community. As a time that is typically spent with family and friends, the holiday season can highlight strained or lost relationships, which is something that many LGBT individuals experience. Along with...

  • Nov2016

    Debunking Myths About HIV/AIDS

    November 29, 2016

      On World AIDS Day, people from around the world gather for an opportunity to show support and solidarity with people living with HIV everywhere. While education and awareness regarding this topic have significantly improved over the years, there are still some common misconceptions about AIDS that continue to distort...

  • Tobacco use within the LGBT community is dramatically higher than that of the general population. Data collected by the CDC shows that lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender individuals are twice as likely to use tobacco products as those who identify as heterosexuals. For women in the LGBT community this rate...

  • The CDC states that more than 1.2 million people in the US are living with HIV, and 1 in 8 of them don’t know it.  Although the annual number of new diagnoses declined by 19% in the last decade, the work must continue around education and awareness. Many people are...

  • Sep2016

      Remember being a teenager? The struggle, the constant feeling that your world could come to end at any moment. Trying to fit in and avoid any major embarrassment. Adolescence is full of self-discovery, apprehension, testing independence, personal growth and a desire to just fit in. Sexuality and Gender Identity...

  • A press conference was held on September 9th at the State Capitol announcing the release of the first-ever report on the prevalence of cancer in the Pennsylvania Latino community.  This groundbreaking report was authored by our own Alder board member, Dr. Oralia Dominic of Highmark’s Health Equity division, and Dr....

  • Aug2016

    FAB 2016: FAB Refreshed

    August 22, 2016

     Saturday, September 10, 6:00 pm Pennsylvania State Museum 300 North Street, Harrisburg This year we are proud to celebrate the accomplishments of several honorees, to be announced over the coming days. Learn more about the story of our President/CEO Rosemary Browne who will be amongst those being honored at this...

  • Issue Background On July 18, 2016, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services released its guidance on implementing a non-discrimination provision for Medicaid and CHIP that protects people from discrimination based on gender identity. Specifically, the commonwealth lifted its ban on insurance coverage for medically necessary gender transition-related health care through...