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SPICE Dinner at Matteo's September 28

PERSAD'S ongoing Spice Dinner Series features fine dining in intimate atmospheres 

Posted September 8th, 2015
Matteo's Restaurant in Lawrenceville

Join friends and supporters of PERSAD Center for the next SPICE Dinner. Tickets are on sale now. 

Meet Our New Staff Members

PERSAD CENTER welcomes Samantha Gift and Ann Hartman

Posted July 29th, 2015
Samantha Gift and Ann Harman join PERSAD staff

We are pleased to announce the addition of two new staff members

Announcing Donut Dash 2015 on the South Side!

PNC Presents PERSAD'S 5K Run & Fun Walk • September 20, 2015

Posted July 15th, 2015
Betty Hill and PNC Bank Vice President Joseph Foster

PERSAD CENTER is pleased to announce our return to the South Shore Riverfront Trail for Donut Dash 2015 on Sunday, September 20 at 9:00 a.m. This year, our 5K Run & Fun Walk will begin at Hot Metal Street & Water Street on the South Side.

Presenting a Free Legal Issues Forum at PERSAD CENTER

Rights and Responsibilities: Legal Issues for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community

Posted June 17th, 2015
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PERSAD CENTER is pleased to present a free legal issues forum on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at our new home in Lawrenceville. 


Celebration of Pride

Wherever there is Pride, PERSAD CENTER will be there

Posted June 13th, 2015
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We look forward to joining in the Roots Pride Saturday evening event and we look forward to marching in the City of Pittsburgh PRIDE March and Pride Fest on Sunday. 

A History of Pride

Discover the origins of the national LGBTQ movement in America, Tuesday, June 9 at PERSAD CENTER

Posted June 2nd, 2015
A History of Pride - Stonewall

Exploring the struggle for LGBTQ civil rights in the U.S. in the 20th Century – presented by PERSAD Community Safe Zone Coordinator Ted Hoover

National Give OUT Day Supports LGBTQ Nonprofits

Support PERSAD CENTER on Thursday, May 21

Posted May 20th, 2015
Give OUT Day is May 21

A great idea keeps getting bigger. The 3rd Annual Give OUT Day encourages people in communities all across the U.S.