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


Make Your Voice Heard on LGBTQ Health!

PERSAD and PA Department of Health need to hear from the community

Posted March 28th, 2016

What is the best way to learn about what LGBTQ people need to improve their health? ASK LGBTQ PEOPLE! 

Announcing Art for Change 2016!

VIP Tickets are on Sale Now for the Auction to Benefit PERSAD Center

Posted February 24th, 2016
Art for Change Underwriter-VIP tickets are on sale now!

Save the date, grab your friends and get ready for Pittsburgh’s most impressive art auction! Art for Change – The Auction to Benefit PERSAD Center – will take place on Monday, May 2 at the Wyndham Grand Downtown Pi

PERSAD Center Mourns the Loss of Judith DiPerna

Served as therapist at PERSAD Center from 1995-2008

Posted February 13th, 2016
Randy and Judith

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Judith DiPerna. 

PERSAD Hosts National SAGENet Conference

Affiliates from 22 states gathered in Pittsburgh

Posted October 29th, 2015
SAGENet Affiliates group photo

PERSAD Center was honored to host the National SAGENet conference, at our Lawrenceville facilities, from October 20-23, 2015. 

Support PERSAD Center Through United Way

Select Contributor Choice #217

Posted October 28th, 2015
United Way Contributor Choice #217

It's that time of year!

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.