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Nearly 50 Mazzoni Center staffers walk out to protest firing of diversity director

August 20, 2018

By Staff

Dozens of staffers at the Mazzoni Center, Philadelphia’s largest LGBT health-care provider, walked out Monday afternoon to protest the firing of the organization’s director of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Kay Martinez, 32, a queer transgender person of color, described being dismissed without explanation and accused Mazzoni’s CEO, a straight Latina woman, of trying to silence staffers of color who have spoken out against inequities and mistreatment at the center.

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