QSPOT STATEMENT ON COVID-19
ALL IN-PERSON EVENTS TEMPORARILY HALTED
March 18, 2020 – Since our founding, QSpot has worked tirelessly to promote the health, well-being and pride of NJ’s LGBT and allied community. Over the last several weeks, QSpot has monitored the on-going COVID-19 crisis, making scheduling changes when needed. Of particular note, QSpot has been closed to the general public since Thurs., March 12th. Since then, we have continued to allow 12-step recovery groups to use our facilities if the group’s membership and leaders requested it. However, despite continued requests to remain open, QSpot’s leadership has decided to temporarily halt all in-person meetings at the facility in the hopes of eliminating any possibility of spreading the COVID-19 virus. This was not an easy decision, but it is our hope that we have made a decision which will ensure a positive outcome for everyone. QSpot will continue to monitor the situation and update our community. In the meantime, we will remain closed to the public. Please be safe, heed the advice of experts, and take good care of yourselves and each other. We show our strength when we care for ourselves and one another.
– QSpot Staff and Board of Trustees
QSpot LGBT Community Center is proud to announce that we are expanding to our own location in Asbury Park. The new property will continue to be a dedicated safe space where LGBT and allied community members can socialize, engage, and be supported without fear of prejudice or discrimination.
Modeled after QSpot’s Library Lounge, and an integral part of the agency since 2015, the new facility will feature the QSpot Cafe offering a variety of coffees, soft drinks, snacks and healthy foods in a relaxed, casual, and open setting. The new building is less than a mile from our current home, with plenty of free parking, easy access by car, bus or bike, in a vibrant and friendly neighborhood.
“Today, QSpot’s leadership is grateful to say that with the help of dedicated volunteers, generous donors, and an amazing LGBT and allied community, we’re taking another step towards ensuring QSpot always has a home,“ said John Mikytuck, QSpot Executive Director. “The next step will be to transform our new facility into a warm and welcoming gathering spot.”
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