The Robert G. DeSantis papers (.85 linear feet) document the religious career development of an individual who aspired to
become a member of the MCC hierarchy from 1971 to 1974. The papers also document his involvement with the prison ministry
and his personal correspondence with gay prisoners throughout California. The papers are divided into three series; the prison
ministry and prisoner correspondence, correspondence and Seminary notes.
Robert G. DeSantis was a member of the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) of Los Angeles in its beginning years. The MCC
was the first lesbian and gay church, founded in 1970 by the Reverend Troy Perry.
Copyright to unpublished manuscript materials has been transferred to the Gay and Lesbian
Historical Society of Northern California.
Collection is open for research.