Persad Center

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


Ready For Our Close-up

Introducing PERSAD Center's New Video

Posted September 30th, 2015
PERSAD Center Co-Founder, Dr. Jim Huggins

Since the founding of the agency in 1972, PERSAD Center has been committed to improving the well-being of the LGBTQ community. 

A Beautiful Day Greeted Donut Dash 2015!

Runners, walkers and donut lovers converged on the South Side

Posted September 21st, 2015
Donut Dash team

A clear, sunny Sunday morning welcomed friends and supporters of PERSAD Center to Donut Dash 2015.

SPICE Dinner at Matteo's September 28

PERSAD'S ongoing Spice Dinner Series features fine dining in intimate atmospheres 

Posted September 8th, 2015
Matteo's Restaurant in Lawrenceville

Join friends and supporters of PERSAD Center for the next SPICE Dinner. Tickets are on sale now. 

Meet Our New Staff Members

PERSAD CENTER welcomes Samantha Gift and Ann Hartman

Posted July 29th, 2015
Samantha Gift and Ann Harman join PERSAD staff

We are pleased to announce the addition of two new staff members

Announcing Donut Dash 2015 on the South Side!

PNC Presents PERSAD'S 5K Run & Fun Walk • September 20, 2015

Posted July 15th, 2015
Betty Hill and PNC Bank Vice President Joseph Foster

PERSAD CENTER is pleased to announce our return to the South Shore Riverfront Trail for Donut Dash 2015 on Sunday, September 20 at 9:00 a.m. This year, our 5K Run & Fun Walk will begin at Hot Metal Street & Water Street on the South Side.

Presenting a Free Legal Issues Forum at PERSAD CENTER

Rights and Responsibilities: Legal Issues for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community

Posted June 17th, 2015
persad center logo

PERSAD CENTER is pleased to present a free legal issues forum on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at our new home in Lawrenceville. 


Celebration of Pride

Wherever there is Pride, PERSAD CENTER will be there

Posted June 13th, 2015
persad center logo

We look forward to joining in the Roots Pride Saturday evening event and we look forward to marching in the City of Pittsburgh PRIDE March and Pride Fest on Sunday.