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By Cynthia Laird | July 29, 2021

Janice Mirikitani, a poet, LGBTQ ally, and wife of Glide pastor the Reverend Cecil Williams, died July 29. She was 80.

By BAR staff | July 28, 2021

Thew obituary for John Francis Kennedy, the dean of students at Dominican College in San Rafael.


By Cynthia Laird | July 15, 2021

Marilyn Sarah Robinson, a founding board member of the Transgender Law Center, died June 30, according to friends. She was 60.

By Cynthia Laird | July 14, 2021

Sally Miller Gearhart, the first out lesbian to receive a tenure-track position at San Francisco State University and a beloved LGBTQ rights advocate, died July 14, according to Jean Crosby, who sent out an email to friends.


By Roger Brigham | July 8, 2021

The LGBTQ recreational sports community was rocked this week with the unexpected news that Sin City Classic tournament director Ken Scearce had died.

By Cynthia Laird | June 16, 2021

Professor Emeritus John Lamont Peterson, Ph.D., died unexpectedly of natural causes May 23 in Atlanta. He was 72.


By BAR staff | June 2, 2021

The obituary for Frenchie (Armand Joseph Cournoyer), a San Francisco resident who was a raconteur.

By BAR staff | June 2, 2021

The obituary for Robert C. Potter, who was a founding member of the Alexander Hamilton Post 448 of the American Legion.


By Cynthia Laird | May 20, 2021

Leigh Pankonin, best known as Phatima Rude, aka Sister Phatima la Dyke Van Dick/Sister Hateful Sow of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Inc., died May 18 while sleeping in their Portland, Oregon apartment.

By Cynthia Laird | May 15, 2021

Felicia "Flames" Elizondo, a transgender woman and longtime AIDS survivor, died Saturday, May 15. She was 74.


By BAR staff | May 5, 2021

The obituary for Patricia Smith, who offered rides, friendship, and counsel to countless young men during the height of the AIDS epidemic.

By BAR staff | April 28, 2021

The obituary for Kimberly Donald Raasch, a former SF resident and lifelong Republican.


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