Persad Center

Strengthening the Region’s LGBTQ Communities and Their Allies

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Strengthening the Region’s LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS-impacted Communities

  • Serving LGBTQ+ Communities and Those Impacted by HIV/AIDS

    PERSAD CENTER: Services for every community member
    Professional Counseling
    Youth & Senior Programming
    Training & Advocacy
    Community Gathering Spaces

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Open Roads Job Fair

March 24th, 2019

Join us for an inclusive job fair for LGBT young adults!

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SPICE Benefit Dinner

Posted August 28th, 2018

PERSAD Benefit Dinner Hosted by Eleven Contemporary Kitchen

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Coming to PERSAD Center

UPDATE: This event has been cancelled due to unforseen circumstances

Posted May 8th, 2018
Amy Ellis Nutt

Thanks to all who registered, but due to unforeseen circumstances, the June 7 event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule for the Fall of 2018. 

Matter of Balance Classes Help Prevent Falls

Award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels

Posted April 3rd, 2018
Balance glass graduates

Worried about falling? Concerned about balance? 

Community Impact

Eliminating Healthcare Disparities for LGBT Pennsylvanians

PA Medical Society Work Group addresses access, research and education

Ending LGBTQ Youth Suicide Through Training and Intervention

A spotlight on PERSAD CENTER'S Safe Spaces Program

Making Child Serving Systems Stronger and More Effective

PERSAD CENTER is pleased to announce that we have been contracted to work with the Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) to implement an LGBTQ “Train-the-Trainer” Curriculum across DHS’s child serving systems. PERSAD will collaborate with our community partner Family Resources to help DHS improve the health and well-being of the populations they serve, and increase the quality of services provided.

Upcoming Events


Open Roads Job Fair

Join us for an inclusive job fair for LGBT young adults!


Art for Change: The Auction to Benefit Persad Center

Help us celebrate another great year of our signature fundraising event, Art for Change!