As a shy second grade boy who chose to dress up as Henny Penny for Halloween, Tina Rose always knew she was different. But growing up in a small town in the 1960's and 70's wasn't the time to be exploring. Even while being married and raising two children as a devoted husband and father, Tina knew something wasn't right, something was missing. When a life-changing event happened at San Francisco Pride in 2007, she started a journey that continues today. Come hear more of Tina's story filled with pain and sorrow, yet ultimately joy and peace.
Tina Rose first attended Arlington Street Church (an historic Unitarian church in Boston) for Pride Day in 2011 and she’s never looked back. Since becoming a member in 2013, Tina has been involved in many church activities. She served for three years on the Prudential Committee (Arlington Street Church’s Board of Directors), acting as Chair for the final two years. She served as a member of the Ministerial Intern Committee; helped to plan and volunteer at Indulge, the annual church fundraiser; and has washed dishes after services on Sundays for years. Tina is very involved in the Boston LGBTQI community where she recently completed a four-year term on the Board of Directors of GBPFLAG (Greater Boston Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) and serves as a member of the Leadership Circle for Fenway Health, an LGBT health care, research and advocacy organization. Tina enjoys adventures, meeting new people, riding her bike to raise money for great causes, playing in and watching soccer games, baking, reading, movies, and music.