Tim McCarthy was truly a force of nature. His passion for fighting for the causes he believed in was unrelenting. Through generous contributions, each year we will recognize the Tim McCarthy Human Rights Champion, a person or organization which demonstrates that same determination to effectively promote human rights.
Below are some thoughts his friends and family have shared about him.
Also, check out the following links to learn more about Tim and his legacy.
Provincetown Community Memorial Service
Remembering Tim McCarthy Facebook Page
The Laramie Project
"I've known Tim for decades, in several incarnations all of which involved fighting together for fairness for sexual minorities and other minorities as well. Tim never allowed his role to be segmented to any one group. I was never in Tim McCarthy's presence without being happy. There was an inherent cheerfulness and positive outlook no matter how bleak the subject or how serious the job he had set for himself. Tim just made you feel good." Barney Frank - Former U.S. Congressman
"Tim always captured the moment, always made you feel so special. He was a fierce activist, an advocate for so many, and his commitment was unwavering even in the face of danger " Kate Wilkerson - UU Meeting House
"Tim was larger than life and had a positive impact on so many people. He will be terribly missed by all. Tim was truly the most passionate person I've ever met. His enthusiasm for life was absolutely infectious. I know of no one else who has ever fought so hard for the people and causes he believed in. He traveled the world making a difference in the lives of more people than any of us can ever count. If we could all live our lives with the amount of courage and determination that he lived his life with I have no doubt that the world would be a better place." Gary Davis - Brother
"Tim was so many things to so many people, he was a force of nature, he was fierce and passionate, slightly opinionated and over the top fabulous. Above all he was always un-apologetically Tim in all things, regardless of where he was or who he was with" Kim Hermenze - Niece
"Tim always, always spoke on purpose and with purpose, in the moment and for the moment. He always looked you in the eye and told you the truth. He knew fear was no excuse not to do something. He invited fear and was able to make something positive out of it." Luke Hadley - Friend and Mentee
"Tim was a witness of what was going on in the world. Tim's true genius is that he was not one thing. He was a wholeness of service, gratitude and generosity. He was very much into truth telling. He dealt the the under belly and darkness of society." Jay Critchley - Activist and Friend
"Tim was a fierce warrior of love and compassion. He had a gregarious intensity. He always had the courage to stand up for what he believed in." David DeWitt - Business Partner