N.H. Backstory

Reflections on the Rev. Robert Wood, a man of God and gay rights

August 22, 2018

The Rev. Robert Wood, who died this week at age 95, was a giant within the gay rights community 50 and 60 years ago, a man of God who dared fight for gay marriage and anti-discrimination laws long before society was ready. Rejean Blanchette and Bob Paradis, who were married by Rev. Wood five years ago and now live in Deerfield, N.H., share their reflections on the man Wood was.