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OnQ "Celebrate Life, Celebrate Art" and Gay Pittsburgh
OnQ presents a special episode with a look at Persad Center’s “Celebrate Life, Celebrate Art” art auction followed by a panel discussion on the state of Gay Pittsburgh.

WQED’S ONQ FEATURES COMPELLING STORY OF TWO ARTISTS WHO DONATE WORK TO

PERSAD’S “CELEBRATE LIFE, CELEBRATE ART

Episode includes panel discussion on Gay Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH – OnQ presents a special episode with a look at Persad Center’s “Celebrate Life, Celebrate Art” art auction followed by a panel discussion on the state of Gay Pittsburgh on Wednesday, April 29 at 7:30pm on WQED-TV.

OnQ Host and Managing Editor Michael Bartley introduces a segment on Persad Center’s “Celebrate Life, Celebrate Art” fund raising event. It’s the story of a photographer from the North Side who's lived with HIV for 23 years, and a painter from North Oakland who has tested negative - also for 23 years. They are just two of many artists donating work to a cause that helps countless people. OnQ contributor Dave Crawley tells the story of Persad Center (http://www.persadcenter.org/)and its art auction that takes place May 11, 2009 at the Carnegie Museum of Art.

WQED’s Chris Moore will then moderate a panel discussion on the state of Gay Pittsburgh. Are gay people now in leadership roles in a changing city? What effect will laws passed in Harrisburg have on the local GLBT community? What is the status of civil unions and anti-discrimination legislation? How has Pittsburgh’s gay community changed over the years? It promises to be a free-wheeling discussion of issues important to the whole community.

WQED Pittsburgh, honored with the 2007 and 2006 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Award for Station Excellence, was founded in 1954 as the nation’s first community-supported broadcaster. WQED creates, produces and distributes quality programs, products and services to engage, inform, educate and entertain the public within its community and around the world. WQED Pittsburgh is one of the first broadcasters in the country to be fully high-definition (HD) in its studio and field production capabilities. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED: The Neighborhood Channel; WQED: The Create Channel; WQEX-TV (A ShopNBC affiliate); WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; a publishing division that includes PITTSBURGH MAGAZINE; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org); and The WQED Education Department.

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