Hagerstown Hopes is thrilled to congratulate Maranda Rights and Chase Anthony on their respective wins as Queen and King of Hagerstown Pride 2020! Competition was fierce among all of the deserving contestants, including first runner-up to the Queen, Siren Kelly, and first runner up to the King, Damian Poe. We would like to thank everyone who competed, as well as our Queen and King of Hagerstown Pride 2019, Chasity Vain and Butch Kelly.
(front, left to right): Ashley Bannks, president of Hagerstown Hopes and Queen of Hagerstown Pride 2017; Maranda Rights, Queen of Hagerstown Pride 2020; and Stephanie Micheals. (center): Araya Sparxx, Queen of Hagerstown Pride 2018; Damian Poe, first runner up to King of Pride 2020; Lady Bladie; Butch Kelly, King of Hagerstown Pride 2019; Chase Anthony, King of Hagerstown Pride 2020; Chasity Vain, Queen of Hagerstown Pride 2019; and Siren Kelly, first runner up to Queen of Pride 2020. (rear): Ivanna Rights, Bayley Blackwell
- Brian George Hose has been an advocate for LGBTQ persons and issues all his adult life. He holds a Bachelor of Social Work from Shepherd University and looks forward to pursuing a Master's of Social Work with a focus in mental health. A former musician, Brian served as minister of music for New Light MCC for several years and incorporates music into social work practice. He lives in rural Western Maryland where he has amassed a sinful number of books, yarn, and books about yarn. He has been writing for Baltimore Out Loud since February 2016.