It is an honor to welcome you. And on behalf of the reigning Monarchs, The Executive Board and the General Membership, it is my pleasure to introduce you to the Imperial Court of Massachusetts.
The Imperial Court of Massachusetts is the local chapter of a much larger LGBTQ rights organization, one of the oldest and largest still in existence today, and at 53 years of age, that is really something! The International Imperial Court System, started by Jose Julio Sarria in the 1960s, is now some 70 Chapters strong and has worked diligently for recognition, equality and fundraising for issues affecting the LGBTQ community throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Our Chapter, The Imperial Court of Massachusetts is a 501c3 fundraising organization
dedicated to supporting on behalf of a myriad of organizations and charitable causes, some which we have worked with for more than 20 years. All these organizations that we work with have one thing in common, the desire to make a difference in the lives of others and to help take care of those less fortunate and in need of our help.
The Imperial Court of Massachusetts is a home of sorts, welcoming all into our family! In the Court System, it doesn’t matter who you are, but rather whom you want to be…… No matter your gender, gender identity, or sexuality, there is a place for you in our Court family – you are welcome. Respect, for others and a desire to help in the very important task of LGBTQ support, are all that truly matter. We try to do that in a number of ways, some more creative and avant-garde than others, but always with the best of intentions and with a heartfelt desire to make a difference in our community by giving back.
In our History, we have been blessed to work with so many people and have raised
hundreds of thousands of dollars for charities throughout the Commonwealth, and we know that this is only the beginning for us. Throughout this journey, we have made lasting friendships with other organizations and individuals within our Court System who are truly committed to having fun and bringing out the very best in each of us.
We welcome you to join us for an event or a meeting and please feel free to reach out
to anyone of us for more information.
Your Verna Turbulence
Queen Mother of Massachusetts and Protector of The Realm