Spectrum Center’s Krew of Erotes is back

The Spectrum Center will host the Second Annual Krewe of Erotes Ball Masque Fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 30,  at 7 p.m., at the C.E. Roy Community Center.

Guests are encouraged to dress up for the night and enjoy music by DJ Will Lowe, hors d’oeuvres by Vicki’s on Walnut, as well as a cash bar, silent auction and door prizes.

“The Erotes were winged gods of love in all forms, and the Krewe will do its part to spread that love!said Nathan Martin, incoming TSC Executive Board President.

The Spectrum Center hopes to celebrate unity and diversity with the LGBTQ+ community and the Pine Belt area as a whole.

“Hattiesburg is a diverse and open community,” said Keenon Walker, Executive Board member. “I was overjoyed with the support shown for our first pride event, and I hope to see more community support and involvement with this and many other LGBTQ+ events.”

Take advantage of early bird discounts on admission, now until January 25, and special discounts for students and military with proof of ID upon arrival. Visit ErotesMasque.eventbrite.com for tickets today.

The Spectrum Center was founded with the purpose of being a resource and an advocate to provide for the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of the LGBTQ+ community and its allies in the Pine Belt.

The Spectrum Center serves as a host location for meetings for various groups affiliated with the LGBTQ+ community. Currently, the center offers free HIV testing through the AIDS Services Coalition, a weekly open AA meeting, a monthly movie night, and a regionally affiliated transgender support group. However, long-term plans include providing counseling, a community kitchen and pantry; and short-term emergency housing for LGBTQ+ youth who have been displaced.

For more information please visit The Spectrum Center online or email TheSpectrumCenter@gmail.com.

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