Hawthorne Pride Alliance

Mission Statement of the Hawthorne Pride Alliance

The Hawthorne Pride Alliance was developed in June 2020 in conjunction with Mayor Richard Goldberg, the Mayor of Hawthorne, and residents of the Borough of Hawthorne to educate, to dedicate, to motivate and to celebrate the members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies. The Hawthorne Pride Alliance is an advisory board to the Mayor. The Mayor shall appoint a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson. Together, those three will fill the Board in a non-partisan manner choosing residents who want to work to bridge the gap between the LGBTQ+ community and the community at large.

Through education, visibility and presence, the Hawthorne Pride Alliance will work together with members of the LGBTQ+ community, and their allies, in a nonpartisan manner to promote equality, to motivate, to encourage understanding and harmony of all people in the Borough of Hawthorne.

In coordination with the ALLIANCE, is the Hawthorne Pride Alliance Foundation. THESE are not two separate organizations, they work hand in hand. For more information about the Foundation, click here.


Tickets for the Pride Ball can be ordered here.

Raphael Miranda to be Special Guest at the First HPA Pride Ball, June 25

Raphael Miranda is the two-time Emmy ® award-winning meteorologist for NBC 4 New York.

In 2012, Miranda’s coverage of Superstorm Sandy earned him his second Emmy. One of the most intense and challenging weather phenomenons of Miranda’s career, he was an integral part of the wall-to-wall Sandy coverage produced by Storm Team 4, working round-the-clock to keep the public updated and informed. One year earlier, Miranda received his first Emmy for coverage of Hurricane Irene.

Miranda started his NBC 4 New York career in 2007, serving as a weather intern before moving into production and on-air roles. During his time at NBC 4 New York, Miranda has experienced and forecasted many extreme weather conditions, such as February 2010 when New York City received more than three feet of snow in one month, surpassing the previous February snow total record. He also covered the 2011 Halloween snowstorm which left thousands in the Tri-state area without power, as well as the Blizzard of 2016, which set a record for one-day snowfall in Central Park.

Miranda regularly appears on MSNBC and has also appeared on The TODAY Show, NBC Nightly News, Early TODAY, Weekend TODAY, and CNBC World. He has also appeared as a meteorologist on sister station Telemundo 47, delivering the weather forecast in Spanish. In addition to his fluency in Spanish, Miranda is fluent in Portuguese and has a working knowledge of French.

Born in Putnam County, Miranda grew up in Westchester County where his love of weather began. Growing up in “the woods,” he was fascinated by Nor’easters and hurricanes.

Miranda graduated from New York University with a degree in Spanish, and has also received degrees from Brooklyn College and Mississippi State University in broadcast journalism and geosciences/meteorology.

A member of the American Meteorological Society, Miranda holds the National Weather Association Seal of Approval. He is also a member of The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association as well as the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. In addition, he is an active supporter of the LGBT organization “Live Out Loud”, among others.

Miranda lives with his husband and family in New Jersey.

Mr. Miranda will present the scholarships from the Hawthorne Pride Alliance Foundation to the winners.

The Hawthorne Pride Alliance congratulates our Chairman, Mike Stracco, and our Alliance Member, Pete Oneglia as being recognized in the Insider's NJ 2020 Insider Out LGBT Power List. Congratulations to Mike and to Pete!

Have a question or suggestion? Please email the Hawthorne Pride Alliance at hawthornepridealliance@gmail.com

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