Obituaries

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By Liz Highleyman | August 8, 2018

Fakir Musafar, an icon of the modern body modification culture, died at his home in Menlo Park August 1. He announced in May that he was fighting advanced lung cancer. He was 87.

By Cynthia Laird | August 8, 2018

Paul Lorch, a gay man who, as editor of the Bay Area Reporter in the early 1980s, opposed closing gay bathhouses to stem the spread of AIDS and published a list of gays he said were "enemies" of the community, died July 21. He was 86.


By BAR staff | August 1, 2018

This week's obituary for Jim Lechleitner.

By BAR staff | August 1, 2018

This week's obituary for Cindy Lee ("Samantha" or "Tornado") Terhune.


By BAR staff | July 25, 2018

This week's obituaries.

By Cynthia Laird | July 18, 2018

Tom Gallagher, the country's first openly gay Foreign Service officer who was forced to quit because of his sexual orientation but was later reinstated, died July 8 in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. He was 77.


By BAR staff | July 11, 2018

The obituary for Samuel Howard Aller.

By BAR staff | July 4, 2018

Obituary for R. Wayne Henderson.


By BAR staff | July 4, 2018

The obituary for Dean R. Polton.

By BAR staff | July 4, 2018

Obituary for John E. Voyles.


By BAR staff | June 27, 2018

This week's obituary for Hope Berry Manley.

By Cynthia Laird | June 21, 2018

A gay man collapsed and died Sunday, June 10, while participating in Flagging in the Park at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.


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