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Obituaries: James T. Porras

Obituaries: James T. Porras

The obituary for James T. Porras, described by his friends as the funniest person they ever knew.

Obituaries: James Philip McCrea

Obituaries: James Philip McCrea

The obituary for James Philip McCrea, who had a career in human resources and traveled extensively.

Lesbian community leader Gloria Nieto dies

Lesbian community leader Gloria Nieto dies

Gloria Nieto, a lesbian and longtime community leader in Northern California and elsewhere, died September 6 at her home in Ben Lomond near Santa Cruz.

US LGBTQ sports leader Rick Peterson dies

US LGBTQ sports leader Rick Peterson dies

Rick Peterson, a gay man and a former co-president of the Federation of Gay Games, died August 15 after he was pulled from the water while swimming in Lake Washington in Seattle.

Castro barber Mary Jane Lloyd dies

Castro barber Mary Jane Lloyd dies

Longtime Castro barber Mary Jane Lloyd, who often gave customers an earful of political gossip while she cut their hair, died suddenly at home on August 22, following several years of declining health.

Obituaries: (Margaret) Ann Valliant

Obituaries: (Margaret) Ann Valliant

The obituary for (Margaret) Ann Valliant, a business operations consultant and political activist.

Rev. Jim DeLange, a supporter of LGBTQ rights, dies

Rev. Jim DeLange, a supporter of LGBTQ rights, dies

The Reverend Jim DeLange, a straight ally who advocated for the LGBTQ community in the Lutheran Church, died August 20 at his home in San Francisco. He was 88.

Former B.A.R. reporter Chuck Colbert dies

Former B.A.R. reporter Chuck Colbert dies

Chuck Colbert, a gay man who was a freelance reporter for the Bay Area Reporter for many years, died June 30. He was 67.

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

Voting is open for the Bay Area Reporter's readers' poll known as the Besties.

Lesbian author and activist Elana Dykewomon dies

Lesbian author and activist Elana Dykewomon dies

Lesbian author Elana Dykewomon died in her Oakland home August 7, just hours before a staged reading of her first play over Zoom. She was 72.

Lesbian trailblazer Pat Norman dies

Lesbian trailblazer Pat Norman dies

Pat Norman, a trailblazing lesbian in San Francisco who became a "first" in some important city appointments, died August 5 at an assisted living facility in Las Vegas. She was 82.

Obituaries: David Roos

Obituaries: David Roos

The obituary for David Roos, who ran the Perfect Paws doggie daycare in San Francisco for many years until he closed the business and moved to Chicago.

Obituaries: Randy P. Conner

Obituaries: Randy P. Conner

The obituary for Randy P. Conner, who was a Radical Faerie and a gay spiritual seeker, activist, author, artist, and teacher.

Obituaries: Gerry Kirby

Obituaries: Gerry Kirby

The obituary for Gerry Kirby, who performed in theater and music.