Allies

A collection of our Ailed – supporters and friends that have significantly impacted the LGBT community of New Hope or surrounding area.
The criteria to be included are as follows :
• Have shown extraordinary support of the LGBT community.
• Does not have to be a native of New Hope, Pa.
• Must have lived in New Hope or sounding area at some point.
• Contributed to the community thorough philanthropy, have an effect on local social change.
• Created or changed political or governmental policies.

Odette Myrtil

Odette Myrtil 1898 –1978 Myrtil resided in New Hope, Pennsylvania during most of her later life. From 1955 to 1958 she managed The Playhouse Inn, located next door to the Bucks County Playhouse. From 1961 to 1976 she operated the New Hope restaurant Chez Odette which had later become a different restaurant under newer ownership bearing […]

Marie DeLuca

Marie DeLuca 1931 – 2014 Marie R. (Pingitore) DeLuca of Perkasie, Pa., formerly of Feasterville and New Hope, Pa. pictured here with her son officer Frank DeLuca after the NHC Pride Parade. Known affectionately as ‘Momma DeLuca, she would revel in the fact she would ride with her son in the NHC’s Annual Pride Parade […]

Gina Marks

Gina Marks 1941 – 2016 “I was a lucky woman, who led an amazing life!??? Gina Marks, born in 1941 as Gina Mary Constance Maschio of Beverly Hills, CA passed away peacefully on March 30th in New Hope, PA with her family by her side after a long struggle with cancer. Gina was raised in […]