QSpot Community Center settles dispute with Arts Center

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Qspot LGBT Center in Ocean Grove, NJ
Qspot LGBT Center in Ocean Grove, NJ

QSpot LGBT Community Center and the Jersey Shore Arts Center have reached an agreement and resolved their differences on an eviction dispute that began in 2016. “It will allow the Center to move forward in a more productive direction,” says John Mikytuck, QSpot executive director.

“QSpot looks forward to continuing to serve the needs of the LGBT community at our welcoming center, providing vital services and arts and culture programming,” said a press release. Services include mental health and social support, the QFest NJ LGBT Film Festival, and social and community events.

John Mikytuck at Garden State Equality event in 2015
John Mikytuck at Garden State Equality event in 2015

“We want to thank everyone in the LGBT and allied communities who supported us over the last two years,” said Mikytuck. “We look forward to continuing to serve the needs of the LGBT community and to sharing more good news in the months ahead.”

The announcement came via QSpot social media. The case was handled by Mike Long of Lowenstein Sandler LLP and Steven Rosato of DLA Piper LLP.  Additional legal support came from the Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest.

QSpot LGBT Community Center was founded in 2005. It  fosters the health, well-being and pride of the state’s LGBT community by providing resources, referrals, education, and outreach. QSpot is located at 66 South Main Street in Ocean Grove.

qspot.org.