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QSpot Community Awards 2023

Thank you for a great event!

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QFest Return Sept. 22-24! 

QFest LGBTQ Film & Digital Media Festival triumphantly returns (after a 6-year hiatus) on Fri., Sept. 22, 6pm with an opening reception and screening at the Showroom Cinema in Asbury Park.

The opening event will highlight many of the over 25 films being screened at this year’s festival, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A of the night’s films.

The festival will continue with additional screenings on Sat., Sept. 23 at QSpot LGBTQ Community Center in Asbury Park. QFest will conclude with a filmmaker’s breakfast and awards ceremony at QSpot on Sun., Sept. 24.

This year’s films highlight LGBTQ+ stories and artists from the U.S and around the globe including Russia, Iran, and India. QFest, the original annual LGBTQ film & digital media festival in New Jersey, is produced by QSpot.

To learn more about QFest, visit QFestNJ.org. 

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Princeton U. Students Visit QSpot

QSpot LGBTQ Community Center hosted a day-long outing for Princeton University students taking part in the school’s Community Action Program on Sat., Sept. 2. The Community Action Program is a student-led orientation program designed to introduce incoming undergraduates to meaningful service, community building, and social issues before beginning their first academic year. The focus of the day was on social activism, emphasizing LGBTQ+ history and introducing the students to local communities and activists who make up integral parts of the community outside of Princeton.  Read more…

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THANK YOU COUNT BASIE CENTER & BANK OF AMERICA!

 

QSpot Named June’s Recipient of ‘The Giving Year’!

(RED BANK – June 1, 2023) The Count Basie Center for the Arts and Bank of America have announced the sixth of twelve area nonprofits to be recognized during THE GIVING YEAR, the yearlong initiative to recognize and reward organizations for their contributions to the regional community. QSpot LGBT Community Center will receive $1 from every Count Basie Center ticket sold in June, along with tickets for the organization’s clientele and volunteers.  READ MORE AND GET FREE TICKETS…

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QSpot To Receive Security Funding in
Proposed 2024 Budget
 
QSpot LGBT Community Center, located in Asbury Park, is slated to receive security funding in Governor Phil Murphy’s proposed 2024 state budget.  In addition to the tragic Club Q and Pulse Nightclub shootings, rising attacks against LGBTQ organizations and community members prompted the governor’s decision.  Senator Vin Gopal, who represents Asbury Park, worked with Gov. Murphy to ensure QSpot would receive the resources necessary for the safety of its center.

“We’re incredibly grateful to Governor Murphy and Senator Gopal for recognizing the need and taking steps to guarantee QSpot remains a safe space for our community,” said John Mikytuck, QSpot Executive Director.  “We simply couldn’t do everything to protect our facility without this support,” said Mikytuck.

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QSPOT’S STATEMENT ON
COLORADO SHOOTING

 
Our hearts and prayers go out to everyone impacted by the tragic shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs.  We stand in solidarity with you all. 

In the wake of another tragic shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub, QSpot LGBT Community Center, located in Asbury Park, NJ, is calling on federal, state and local government and law enforcement leaders to fully fund the costs of securing QSpot’s LGBTQ facility with proper equipment and personnel to guarantee our community members safety.

“We must do everything possible to ensure the safety and security of each person who walks through our doors,” said John Mikytuck, QSpot’s Executive Director.   
 
Over 250 people each week come to QSpot’s LGBTQ center for vital support, services, and social engagement. 
 

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THANK YOU FOR A GREAT

QSPOT COMMUNITY AWARDS 2022!

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THANK YOU FOR A WONDERFUL

GRAND HOPENING!

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QSpot Purchases New Building

(From left: Christina “Tina” P. Hungrige, Lakeland Bank; John Mikytuck, QSpot; and Kathleen Durand, New Jersey Economic Development Authority) QSpot LGBT Community Center proudly announces the purchase of their new facility in Asbury Park. After nearly two years of renovations, the … Continue reading