Lissa Harris ponders Bill Berggren, who is not only the group's fundraising committee chair, but coordinator for the Pride Idol talent contest this year. He says he isn't hiding his past and is only involved in 18+ events. She writes:
... Interviews with former and current Pride volunteers made it clear that the organization doesn't consider Berggren's sex-offender status an issue. The consensus is that he's up-front about his history, he's served his time and he doesn't need reminding to stay away from the under-18 crowd.
That said: If Boston Pride thinks his position doesn't reflect badly on Pride, on Boston and on the gay community at large, they're in serious denial.
Pride Week starts next week.