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


Dr. Barbara K. Shore

PERSAD remembers social justice leader

Posted October 28th, 2013

Barbara K. Shore, an original member of PERSAD CENTER's board of directors, died on October 23, 2013, in Tucson, Arizona.

PERSAD Comes “Out for Equality”

A tremendous display marks National Coming Out Day

Posted October 14th, 2013

The Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh hosted "Out for Equality" on National Coming Out Day in Market Square. More than 30 organizations created original doors for an art installation inspired by LGBT visibility and the importance of coming out of the closet.


Run, Walk, or Sponsor a Friend!

Posted September 24th, 2013

It's time for PERSAD CENTER's second annual 5K Run & Fun Walk, benefiting our LGBTQ Youth Programs. Join us on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at the North Park Boathouse. 

Making Important Moments Happen... Every Day

Persad Center Annual Campaign • 2013-2014

Posted September 24th, 2013

Give us just a moment and you will disocover a lot about the positve impact PERSAD CENTER is having on your community.

New Board Members Bring Passion and Talent to PERSAD

Welcome all!

Posted August 29th, 2013

At the beginning of 2013, PERSAD CENTER welcomed 5 new members to our Board of Directors. It is exciting to have such a dedicated, intelligent group of individuals join the board.

LGBTQ Students – Speak Out!

GLSEN surveys high school & middle school students

Posted August 5th, 2013

GLSEN is conducting an online survey to find out about the challenges faced by LGBTQ students in schools.

Beautiful Day Shines on Scavenger Hunt

They came, they hunted, they helped PERSAD!

Posted August 2nd, 2013

It was a new adventure for PERSAD CENTER as we kicked off our first-ever Scavenger Hunt on Sunday, July 28. By all accounts, it was a remarkable showing of fun-filled team spirit, and participants are already buzzing about next year's hunt.