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


Improving Health and Social Supports for LGBT Seniors

SAGE affiliates collaborate at national conference in Tulsa


Posted October 30th, 2014
PERSAD Senior Specialist Kathi Boyle with Serena Worthington, Director of National Filed Initiatives at SAGE

As the Western Pennsylvania affiliate for SAGE (Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders) PERSAD CENTER is committed to addressing the needs of this growing population. 

Meet PERSAD'S New Special Events Coordinator

PERSAD CENTER seeks volunteers for fun community events

Posted October 30th, 2014
Special Events Coordinator Yasmeen Hatcher

PERSAD CENTER is pleased to welcome Yasmeen (Yas) Hatcher to the staff as our new special events coordinator. Yas comes to PERSAD after many years working for the Pittsburgh Zoo, where she served recently as development coordinator for special events and fundraising.

Support PERSAD CENTER Through United Way

Select Contributor Choice #217

Posted October 2nd, 2014
United Way Contributor Choice #217

It's that time of year!

Donut Dash Brings Out PERSAD CENTER Supporters

Runners and walkers unite to support Free Care Fund

Posted September 22nd, 2014
Donut Dash runners

A few minutes of rain did not dampen the spirits or enthusiasm of PERSAD CENTER friends and supporters at the 2014 Donut Dash.

Perception vs. Reality: LGBTQ Bullying in Allegheny County’s Schools

Duquesne University Completes Study Commissioned by PERSAD CENTER’S Safe Schools Project

Posted September 17th, 2014
Duquesne University Principal Investigators Laura Crothers and Jered Kolbert

When it comes to tackling any problem, it helps if all of the concerned parties are on the same page.

Dashing to Make a Difference

A fun PERSAD CENTER benefit with a serious mission

Posted September 10th, 2014
Register today for the Donut Dash

When it comes to helping the LGBTQ community and people living with HIV, we take our work very seriously. PERSAD CENTER is dedicated to meeting the needs of our clients at all stages of life. 

Southwestern PA Healing Weekend Marks 22nd Year

PERSAD brings expertise to workshops and therapeutic groups

Posted August 19th, 2014
PERSAD Clinical Staff Members

In the fight against HIV/AIDS, the nurturing power of shared experiences cannot be underestimated. In that spirit, the Southwestern Pennsylvania Healing Weekend marks its upcoming 22nd year as a retreat for HIV positive people and those that love them.