|Birth: ||Jul. 27, 1927|
|Death: ||Feb. 22, 2010|
New York, USA
Father Carter was an out gay Jesuit Catholic priest. In the early 1970s, he co-founded the National Gay Task Force and the New York Chapter of Dignity.
In his memoir, Father Carter wrote: "Since Jesus had table fellowship with social outcasts and sinners, those rejected by the religious establishment of his time, I consider myself to have been most fully a Jesuit, a ‘companion of Jesus,' when I came out publicly as a gay man, one of the social rejects of my time. It was only by our coming out that society's negative stereotypes would be overcome and we would gain social acceptance."
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Record added: Mar 16, 2010
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By DENNIS HEVESI, New York Times ObituaryPublished: March 14, 2010The Rev. Robert Carter, who in the early 1970s was one of the first Roman Catholic priests in the country to declare publicly that he was gay and who helped found the National Gay and Lesbi...(Read more)|
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