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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: Gerry Kirby

Obituaries: Gerry Kirby

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

Obituaries: Laurence Joseph Gallagher

Obituaries: Laurence Joseph Gallagher

The obituary for Laurence Joseph Gallagher, a San Francisco native who used to entertain his friends during Sunday afternoon soirées.

Obituaries: Jay Noonan

Obituaries: Jay Noonan

The obituary for Jay Noonan, one of the early contributors to the Bay Area Reporter.

Obituaries: Michael Nelson Finn

Obituaries: Michael Nelson Finn

The obituary for Michael Nelson Finn, who was a fixture in the local performing arts scene.

Obituaries: Johnny Hedges

Obituaries: Johnny Hedges

The obituary for Johnny Hedges, who consulted with consulted with Marty Blecman for Fantasy Records on the production and re-mix for gender-bending pioneer and disco icon Sylvester and was known as a top DJ.

Obituaries: Donald Dean Price

Obituaries: Donald Dean Price

The obituary for Donald Dean Price, a longtime volunteer for many causes.

Obituaries: Douglas (Doug) Anderson

Obituaries: Douglas (Doug) Anderson

The obituary for Douglas (Doug) Anderson, who worked in the transportation, logistics, and trucking industry and stood for social equality.

Obituaries: William Alan Stern

Obituaries: William Alan Stern

The obituary for William Alan Stern, who lived in the Mission district for over three decades and adored all varieties of culture.

Gina Moscone, widow of slain SF mayor, dies

Gina Moscone, widow of slain SF mayor, dies

Gina Moscone, the widow of slain San Francisco mayor George Moscone, has died, according to Governor Gavin Newsom's office. She was 91.

Obituaries: Robert Dean Reiter

Obituaries: Robert Dean Reiter

The obituary for Robert Dean Reiter, who was a longtime attorney for Alameda County.