Persad Center

Strengthening the Region’s LGBTQ Communities and Their Allies

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Strengthening the Region’s LGBTQ Communities and Their Allies

  • Welcoming LGBT seniors & boomers

  • Help a child succeed.

  • Help us MAKE IT BETTER for the people we serve. 

  • PERSAD CENTER offers an atmosphere of acceptance coupled with expert, quality care.

  • PERSAD programs give specialized support to seniors and deliver training to agencies and caregivers. 

  • PERSAD CENTER offers Training & Advocacy services to help organizations develop LGBTQ competent and welcoming environments for employees and customers.

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Coffee & Conversation

May 30th, 2017

PERSAD Center welcomes all LGBT Seniors & Boomers (ages 50+) for weekly Coffee & Conversation!

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PERSAD CENTER is dedicated to making the lives of LGBTQ and HIV+ people better. 

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Remembering Our Good Friend Robert Taylor

Posted May 26th, 2017
Robert Taylor

PERSAD Center friend and volunteer will be missed


The Auction to Benefit PERSAD Center 

Posted March 20th, 2017
Art for Change May 8

Bid on Over 200 Works of Art! 

Coffee & Conversation at PERSAD

Weekly Gathering Welcomes Seniors & Boomers (ages 50+)

Posted March 2nd, 2017
Free coffee social for LGBT seniors each Tuesday morning

PERSAD Center is pleased to welcome all LGBT seniors & boomers (ages 50+) for a free weekly gathering. Join us for Coffee & Conversation each Tuesday morning, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. at PERSAD in Lawrenceville. 

Community Impact

Eliminating Healthcare Disparities for LGBT Pennsylvanians

PA Medical Society Work Group addresses access, research and education

Persad Perspectives

Pondering The Future of Healthcare

Posted March 22nd, 2017

With the future of healthcare policy being debated in Congress and throughout the country, I’m hopeful that everyone will stay informed about the needs of the LGBTQ communities we serve at PERSAD Center. LGBTQ people face a variety of unique health disparities when compared to the general population. Your voice and involvement are essential to help assure that access to critical services are not disrupted by policy changes.

Upcoming Events


Coffee & Conversation

PERSAD Center welcomes all LGBT Seniors & Boomers (ages 50+) for weekly Coffee & Conversation!


Free HIV Testing at PERSAD

PERSAD CENTER offers free HIV Rapid Testing at our Pittsburgh office, every Tuesday from 12 noon - 5:00 p.m., and every Thursday from 12 noon - 7:30 p.m. No appointment necessary.


Safe Spaces - Youth Drop-In

Learn! Create! Collaborate!