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Boston’s first liaison to gays died in obscurity

He helped many; ‘at the end, he needed a lot of help. But he couldn’t really put his hand out for it.’

Robin MacCormack had a gift for blending in.

With a neat dark haircut, a winning smile, and the cachet of his Irish-Catholic surname, City Hall’s first liaison to the gay community was an ally to politicians, a buddy to police officers, and a trusted resource to the city’s gays and lesbians.

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