Persad Center

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


Shopping at Amazon Now Benefits PERSAD

AmazonSmile Foundation donates to charities when you shop

Posted August 19th, 2014
Amazon logo

Select PERSAD CENTER as your designated charity.

Free HIV Testing Hours Expanded to Thursdays

ALSO: PERSAD offers new support group for people living with HIV

Posted August 15th, 2014
Free HIV testing hours expand at PERSAD

PERSAD CENTER is pleased to announce we are expanding our free HIV testing hours to include each Thursday from Noon - 7:30 p.m. beginning on Thursday, September 4, 2014. PERSAD will continue to offer free testing each Tuesday from Noon - 5:00 p.m.  

Storytelling Initiative Spotlights the Unique Lives of LGBT Elders

Volunteers needed to share their stories

Posted July 15th, 2014
PERSAD seeks volunteers for SAGE Story project

As the Western Pennsylvania affiliate for SAGE (Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders), PERSAD CENTER is excited to participate in a new project designed to spotlight the lives of LGBT elders and their personal histories. 

Responding to Trauma in LGBTQ Youth

Collaboration trains trauma therapists to provide culturally competent care

Posted July 15th, 2014
Shooting the video that will help train trauma therapists, June 2014

The challenges of growing up can be stressful, even traumatic, for any child or adolescent. 

Friends, Sponsors and Supporters Make AFC 2014 a Huge Success!

Art pick up is Sunday, May 18

Posted May 15th, 2014
Billy Porter greets guests at the auction

There is so much to be said about the amazing evening that took place on Monday at the Wyndham Grand, but the most important thing we can say is: THANK YOU!

Art for Change Auction and Party Draws Near!

General Admission ticket discount through April 30

Posted April 17th, 2014
Eyes of Judgement, by Richard Seech, acrylic

Amazing artwork and Tony-award winning actor Billy Porter highight one very special evening

PERSAD Board President Honored

Music Library Association honors James P. Cassaro

Posted March 20th, 2014
James P. Cassaro

In recognition of distinguished service to music librarianship over a career