Wanna learn more about New Hope’s LGBT History? Visit Retro-Scope.org


Retro-Scope.org is a web-based archive dedicated to the preservation, celebration, and sharing of New Hope, Pa’s LGBT history and living community. It is a product of New Hope Celebrates.

Here, anyone can see and share memories, stories, photos, memorabilia, and more! Together we are establishing our LGBT history and preserving it forever. We invite you to peruse the collection and delight in seeing the riches of what we, as a diverse community, have been blessed: the dazzling parties, fantastic performers, beloved places and unforgettable friends. Feel proud of the artists and change-makers that came before us, those that paved the way for the freedom which we enjoy today. Plus check out the map of memorable locations—some gone but not forgotten– that have been important to our LGBT community— now on Retro-Scope preserved for all time.

We hope that the gems at Retro-Scope will inspire you to keep celebrating diversity, creativity and openness, the very things that make New Hope, Pa so special. They may bring a tear to your eye, a sweet smile of remembrance and they will most certainly give you something to feel proud about. Be a part of our history by contributing your personal collection! Visit – and enjoy our past as often as you like.

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