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New Hope Celebrates again hosts regional Pride conference

New Hope Celebrates will host the 2019 annual NERP (Northeast Regional Pride) Conference – “Celebrating our past, Planning our Future” – held by Interpride.

Interpride is an international organization that unites the Pride organizations throughout the world.

New Hope Celebrates is honored to host the annual NERP Conference for the second time and welcomes all to participate, both Interpride and non-Interpride members and local businesses.

The conference will be held Thursday, March 7, through Sunday, March 10, in New Hope. A weekend of activities is planned. Participants will be provided breakfast, lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday and breakfast on Sunday.

Workshops are planned at the Raven Resort in New Hope throughout the days. Noted author and founder of the Philadelphia Gay News Mark Segal will be the keynote speaker.

Segal was present at the Stonewall Riots in New York City and is a founding member of New York’s Gay Liberation Front. He also founded the first National LGBT Youth Organization. Segal has spent his life fighting for AIDS awareness and is a nationally respected LGBT activist.

This year is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots and the beginning of Pride festivities around the world.

After attending workshops, entertainment is planned at night, with a dance party and drag show at the Raven Resort. There will also be time to explore the towns of New Hope and Lambertville, N.J., along the Delaware River.

Accommodations for conference attendees will be available at local hotels and bed and breakfasts. Local transportation can also be arranged.

For information on registration fees, workshops, schedule, accommodations and transportation go to