This collection contains working files, personal papers, correspondence, newsclippings, periodicals, audiotapes, videotapes,
photographs, computer disks.
Born Adrian Roy Birchard, July 26, 1943, in Middlebury, Vermont to Adrian Birchard and Winifred Marion Killoran. Roy grew
up in nearby Shoreham, VT graduating from high school in 1961. He received his A.B. from Berea College, Kentucky, 1965, majoring
in English; and B.D. from Union Theological Seminary, New York, 1969. Ordained in June 1969 by the Addison Association,
Vermont Conference, United Church of Christ, Roy returned to graduate school at the University of Wisconsin, Madison entering
a Ph.D. program in English. During the year, he came out as a gay person and an activist for gay rights. He returned to
New York and worked, 1970-75 for the Department of Mission Interpretation of the United Presbyterian Church as an administrative
assistant and copy editor.
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