Statement Affirming Trans People

We are sad to report that on Thursday, August 25, 2022 someone burned and destroyed the Transgender pride flag on our front lawn. We have reported this to Brookline Police.

Each Sunday, we affirm on our worship order that:

We at the United Parish in Brookline believe that all people are made in the image of God and embrace and cherish every person and every kind of family. Jesus Christ welcomed everyone; we seek to follow his example in our own life and worship, by extending God’s love and grace abundantly and equally to everyone. We affirm and welcome all people to share in worship, fellowship and leadership with us, to join us in a diversity of race, gender, sexual identity, physical and mental ability, ethnicity and economic means.

The hate and violence shown on our lawn has no place in the kind of world that Jesus imagined and God created. No act of vandalism will deter us from expressing Christ’s love as fully as possible in order to overcome this kind of hatred.

In faith,

Amy and Kent

If you’ve noticed any suspicious activity in the neighborhood or have anything else you’d like to report, please feel free to contact Officer Kristin Healy, Brookline Police Department, LGBTQ+ Liaison, at

Learn more about the our response to vandalism of our Transgender Pride Flag in the media coverage:

Boston25 News, September 5, 2022

NBC Boston Channel 10, September 5, 2022

The Boston Globe, September 5, 2022, September 5, 2022

7News Boston WHDH, September 4, 2022

WCVB Channel 5, September 5, 2022, September 5, 2022

CBS Boston, September 6, 2022

Brookline Patch, September 6, 2022

The Sagamore, Brookline High School, September 8, 2022, September 6, 2022, September 7, 2022


Thank you to everyone who mailed us replacement flags, sent positive messages, or donated to the church. We appreciate your support!