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Pioneering Gay Pastor, Who Called for Church to Welcome LGBTI People in 1960s, Dies Aged 95

08/29/2018 | Pink News

Robert Wood, who called on churches to welcome gay people in the 1960s, has died aged 95. Wood passed away at his home in New Hampshire on August 19, his friend Rejean Blanchette, who cared for him in his later years, confirmed to The New York Times. Born on May 21, 1923, the pastor marched at early gay rights protests, years before the Stonewall Riots in 1969. Wood reportedly came out as gay to the public when his article titled “Spiritual Exercises” was published in a gay magazine, showing him photographed in a clerical collar.

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