Persad Center’s mission is to improve the well being of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and HIV+ communities through advocacy, outreach, education, prevention, and counseling services.
Programs: Non-judgmental counselors help GLBT people deal with depression, anxiety, fear, grief, stress, conflict, prejudice, and coming out. Persad Center's counselors are specially trained and particularly sensitive to experiences common among gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. Psychiatric services are also available when needed.
I'm an ally and I attended Pride this month (June). It was a great experience! I've heard about Persad and its great work, which prompted me to get involved in the future. During Pride, there were some religious representatives, who interfered with their cruel and negative message. It was unpleasant for many people and fortunately I saw a group of individuals, who gathered to push the representatives away. Who was that group? Persad! :-) The group was actively trying to overpower the negative message and send these people away. I was really impressed and very touched. Go Persad!