Persad Center

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


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.

Equality PA Honors PERSAD CENTER with Community Partner Service Award

Tickets on sale now for fundraiser at Phipps on May 28

Posted May 20th, 2015
EQPA fundraiser will be held at Phipps May 28

Many people are still surprised to learn that in Pennsylvania, LGBTQ people can be fired, denied a mortgage, or refused service at a hotel, library or hospital because of who they are or who they love. 

PERSAD CENTER is Moving to a New Home in Lawrenceville!

New fully-accessible facility opens on March 23, 2015

Posted March 11th, 2015
Rendering of PERSAD CENTER'S new building

PERSAD CENTER is delighted to announce an exciting new chapter for the agency as we move to our new home at 5301 Butler Street in Lawrenceville. 

Dreams of Hope to Honor PERSAD CENTER'S Executive Director

Queer Youth Arts group names Betty Hill Community Champion

Posted March 4th, 2015
Betty Hill, PERSAD CENTER Executive Director

Dreams of Hope Presents Absolute Motown, a special fundraising event 


PERSAD CENTER'S annual art auction needs volunteers like you!

Posted February 16th, 2015

Volunteers bring essential skills to PERSAD CENTER'S Auction and Patron Party. There's something for everyone!