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In the 70s and 80s, the small Pennsylvania town of New Hope was among a few safe havens outside of major cities for gay men to find community. Over 30 years later, the town’s legacy remained, but now for a different community: transgender women.

"Trans Heaven, Pennsylvania" explores the untold story of legendary parties that saw hundreds of transgender women take over the town. Through both interviews and animation sequences that utilize archival photography, audiences get a glimpse into the heyday of these events and the iconic gay bar The Raven which became the unlikely cornerstone of these weekends.

Hansen Bursic

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