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


New Gay/Straight Alliance in Westmoreland County

The WestCo Pride Project aims to make Westmoreland County a safe and welcoming community for everyone.

Posted February 7th, 2013

Persad Center's Community Safe Zone is building new LGBTQ-friendly alliances in Westmoreland County.

Persad Leads Cultural Competency Trainings Across Pennsylvania

Persad Center helps organizations to create welcoming environments for LGBTQ consumers.

Posted December 15th, 2012

In March 2012, Persad Center received a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Health Bureau of Family Health Division to provide LGBTQ cultural competency training to agencies participating in the state's Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP).

New Training Programs Available

Persad now certified to provide National Resource Center trainings on LGBT Aging.

Posted November 1st, 2012

Two training programs are available: one for LGBT groups to sensitize them to issues of ageism and the realities that LGBT individuals face when getting older. The second program is for individuals working the elderly or in aging services.

GEN SILENT Well-Received At Pittsburgh Filmmakers

Screening at Melwood sees large community turnout.

Posted October 4th, 2012

Persad and SAGE (Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders) and the Area Agency on Aging co-hosted a reception and screening of the critically-acclaimed documentary Gen Silent.