Become a reSISTER: Responding to “straight pride”

gay bostonThere has been a lot of media surrounding “Straight Pride” in Boston this August. I shared my thoughts about this in my June post, Straight Pride: Media spectacle only if you allow it

I’m not in favor of giving the organizers of this parade any amount of attention since the parade has less to do with ‘Straight pride’ and more to do with getting free media attention so I was really happy to learn that the Boston Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence have come up with a creative and constructive response.

From August 29 to September 1, the Boston Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will hold a series of fun, inclusive activities in the Boston area to provide a safe space for LGBTQ people. The event will kick off that Thursday with the “RE-Sister night at Flatbread Pizza Company” in Somerville. The event begins at 5 p.m.

reSISTER Events this Weekeend
Night of bowling, drinking, and dining @Flat Bread Pizza Co.
AIDS memorial tree blessing
Bar Ministry Presence: Sisters will be visible at local gay bars
Meditation in Back Bay
Sister’s Brunch

The Mass Rainbow Times has a great article about the Sister’s response to this farce of a parade, that you can read here. If you’d like to learn more about any of these events, learn more about the Boston Convent or maybe make a donation to this group so they can continue their important ministries to the Boston gay community visit their website at,


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