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Matt Hanson, NHC President

New Hope Celebrates Transgender & Minority Communities with New Progress Flag

PRIDE MARCHES ON… Through an initiative spearheaded by their Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism Committee (IDEAA), New Hope Celebrates welcomes traditionally underrepresented groups to Pridefest. NEW HOPE, PA (April 28, 2021): New Hope Celebrates is proud to announce its adoption of the Progress Flag. Since the organization’s inception in 2003, along with many other LGBTQ+ groups, the eight-striped rainbow flag created by Gilbert Baker in 1978 has been a symbol of pride and solidarity among the gay community.  However, in recent years, the need to become more inclusive and raise awareness for transgender and minority communities has ushered in new symbols as a way to expand our representation. When asked about the Progress Flag, Matt Hanson, President of New Hope Celebrates, said, “We have many reasons to continue the Pride movement for minority groups of people in our communities, such as transgender individuals and People of Color (POC) who need

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2021 Comcast Newsmakers with Matt Hanson

2021 Comcast Newsmakers with Matt Hanson, President of New Hope Celebrates, Matt Hanson, President of New Hope Celebrates, discusses how the pandemic led to smaller-scale Pride events and how his organization is focused on inclusivity, diversity, equity, accessibility, and anti-racism work. Recorded April 23, 2021. http://https://youtu.be/nFQL7mpd32k

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New Hope Celebrates Transgender & Minority Communities with New Progress Flag

PRIDE MARCHES ON… Through an initiative spearheaded by their Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism Committee (IDEAA), New Hope Celebrates welcomes traditionally underrepresented groups to Pridefest. NEW HOPE, PA (April 28, 2021): New Hope Celebrates is proud to announce its adoption of the Progress Flag. Since the organization’s inception in 2003,

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Looking Back - Community Events

What Makes Us Who We Are

NHC members share their thoughts and experiences

Meet Our Proud Team!

Executive Board Members
Matthew Hanson – President
Jenn Wohl – Vice President
Kevin “Coco” Galownia – Secretary
Melissa Patterson – Treasurer
President – Events Advisor
Gordon Pulaski – Creative Director

NEW Members Joined us in April of 2019
Bari Buiso – Board Member
Felix Ciattarelli – Board Member
Glen Kasper – Board Member
Kari Osmond – Government and Community Outreach
Nick Barbati – Volunteer Coordinator
Roger Green – Board Member

October Volunteers
David Witchell, Photography
Elisa Fusco – High Heel Drag Race Coordinator
Eric Stephenson
Hunter Stephenson
Enid Green
Ryan Segura
Tara Buske

Professional Contributors
Webmaster – Eric Rounds
Writer – Cora Burk

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