Weekly Dig Story Forces Resignation of Boston Pride Official

may 24, 2007  03:08 pm
Yesterday, the Dig revealed that Boston Pride Committee fundraising chair Bill Berggren has a criminal record and is a convicted sex offender. Later in the day, Berggren stepped down from the committee. "My resignation comes in the wake of a malicious attempt to bring my personal life into the public sphere," Berggren writes in his resignation letter. "This has precipitated a hasty judgment from some members of the community, and I anticipate the enemies of Pride will seize this opportunity to attack the organization. In order to protect Boston Pride from unnecessary attacks two weeks before Pride Week, I am quickly stepping aside."