Who We Are

We are Proud to support the LGBTQ community and promote diversity, inclusion & equity.

Founded in 2019, West Branch Pride is a 501(c)3 nonprofit composed of LGBTQ+ individuals and allies working together to promote diversity, inclusion & equity in North Central Pennsylvania. West Branch Pride’s mission is to engage members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies to create an open and affirming environment by providing opportunities to express and celebrate diverse perspectives, emphasizing acceptance for all. We are dedicated to proactively creating an open and affirming community.

To achieve our mission, we have prioritized these goals:
  • Create, promote and foster an organization that values development, diversity and inclusion for all LGBTQ+ community.
  • Provide safe spaces for engagement opportunities for LGBTQ+ individuals, families, supporters and allies.
  • Support awareness and understanding of LGBTQ+ community and the concerns they face.
  • Develop a local network of support resources.

West Branch Pride strives to promote and advocate courage, compassion and kindness as we work toward meeting our goals.

West Branch Pride strives to educate, inform, support and engage every member of our community. Part of what we do is to plan and implement a variety of initiatives and events as a platform to promote inclusivity and broaden support for the LGBTQ+ community.

Our funding and resources go directly to providing support, programs, events and educational opportunities to our greater community. West Branch Pride strives to promote and advocate courage, compassion and kindness. We strive to be a place where people can express and celebrate their diversity in a safe space. At West Branch Pride, everyone is always welcome, everyone belongs.

Our Leadership Team at West Branch Pride

Judy Deacon


Corbin Woodling


Brad Deacon


Christine Charnock


Kristy Basham

Board Member

Kirsten Burkhart

Board Member

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