Portland, March 29th, 2014. Over 350 guests donned their masks for the annual Q Center winter gala where the theme was, “masQuerad” The event raised nearly $157,000. Q Center provides a safe space to support and celebrate LGBTQ diversity, visibility and community building. Q Center offers multi-generational programs and services in four core areas: Arts & Culture; Education & Training; Health & Wellness and Advocacy. (photo credit, Andie Petkus)

 Dan Pierce - Marcia Brown - Linda Brown

Dan Pierce – Marcia Brown – Linda Brown

Portland Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence at Q Center Gala

Portland Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence at Q Center Gala

Portland Musicians Logan Lynn (left) and Ruth Radelet of Chromatics (right) at Q Center Gala

Portland Musicians Logan Lynn (left) and Ruth Radelet of Chromatics (right) at Q Center Gala

Kyle Bryan Boike and Shauna Noah at Q Center Gala

Kyle Bryan Boike and Shauna Noah at Q Center Gala

House of Representatives Speaker Tina Kotek at Q Center Gala

House of Representatives Speaker Tina Kotek at Q Center Gala

Bob Speltz - Mike Sauer - Dwight Adkins - Quentin Hawks

Bob Speltz – Mike Sauer – Dwight Adkins – Quentin Hawks

Q Center Gala Auctioneer Johnna Wells

Q Center Gala Auctioneer Johnna Wells

 

Q Center Gala Host Tara Dublin

Q Center Gala Host Tara Dublin

The Peter Krebs Trio Performing at Q Center Gala

The Peter Krebs Trio Performing at Q Center Gala

 

From the Q Center:

There are dozens of events and groups that meet here, some focused on specific topics (like coming out or gender identity) and others aimed at fun social interactions (like sing-along piano cabarets or craft nights). Entry to most of these is sliding-scale and run by dedicated volunteers, keeping Q Center truly community-driven and accessible.

In addition to our programmatic offerings, our 5,000 sq/ft facility is also a safe and friendly place to spend an afternoon. With our monthly art exhibits, extensive library collection, Resource Wall, and free WiFi access, there’s always something to see and learn here at Q Center.

And don’t forget that Q Center is also a great inexpensive rental space that affords great visibility and accessibility to people and other organizations.

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