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By Cynthia Laird | January 25, 2022

Rachele Sullivan, a leatherwoman who once served on the board of San Francisco-based Folsom Street Events, died January 17, according to the nonprofit that produces the Folsom Street Fair and other activities.

By Cynthia Laird | January 19, 2022

Longtime gay rights activist and retired San Francisco State University professor Stuart Loomis died January 17 in Oaxaca, Mexico, where he had lived for many years.


By BAR staff | January 19, 2022

The obituary for Jerome Harris Greenstein, who enjoyed traveling, attending Pride parades, and attending cultural events.

By BAR staff | January 12, 2022

The obituary for Peter F. Gettner, who had a 30-year career in commercial real estate.


By BAR staff | January 12, 2022

The obituary for Allen Anthony Schuh, a former San Francisco resident who loved Christmas and hosted wonderful parties at his home.

By BAR staff | January 5, 2022

The obituary for Paul Elroy Gerrior, who worked at Pacific Telephone and AT&T and also embraced his masculine identity.


By Heather Cassell | December 28, 2021

Nobel laureate, anti-apartheid, and human rights activist Archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu, who later regretted the Anglican Church's battles over LGBTQ issues, died December 26 in Cape Town, South Africa.

By BAR staff | December 22, 2021

The obituary for Douglas Mackinnon Croy, a longtime employe for AT&T Inc., who enjoyed the arts in his retirement.


By BAR staff | December 22, 2021

The obituary for Robert (Bob) Mainardi, who ran The Magazine, a vintage magazine shop in San Francisco.

By Cynthia Laird | December 21, 2021

Richard Paul Magary, who was the longtime administrator for the Castro Merchants Association, died December 20 at Kaiser Hospital in San Francisco, his sister wrote in an email.


By Cynthia Laird | December 16, 2021

Queer feminist author bell hooks died December 15 at her home in Brea, Kentucky, according to a report in the Lexington Herald.

By Cynthia Laird | December 14, 2021

Updated: There will be a celebration of Blackberri's life December 21. The gay Black singer-songwriter whose music has been archived at the Smithsonian, died December 13 at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, friends announced on Facebook.


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