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Obituaries: William B. Reque

Obituaries: William B. Reque

The obituary for William B. Reque, an Army Air Corps veteran who was discharged because he was gay, and later moved to San Francisco where he worked as an accountant for several major companies.

Former Lesbian News publisher Ella Matthes dies

Former Lesbian News publisher Ella Matthes dies

Ella Matthes, longtime publisher and editor of Lesbian News magazine, died on March 16 at The Little Company of Mary hospital in Norwalk, California. She was 81.

Rumi Missabu: original Cockettes member and performing artist, Nov. 14, 1947-April 2, 2024

Rumi Missabu: original Cockettes member and performing artist, Nov. 14, 1947-April 2, 2024

Rumi Missabu, one of the last original Cockettes, and a film, music and theater artist, died in his Oakland home on April 2. He was 76. Missabu performed in several of the shows, but later went on to many other artistic accomplishments.

Obituaries: Paul Lima

Obituaries: Paul Lima

The obituary for Paul Lima, who worked for Moreno and Associates and was a proud uncle.

Obituaries: Margaret (Peggy) Hughes

Obituaries: Margaret (Peggy) Hughes

The obituary for Margaret (Peggy) Hughes, who had been involved with the Golden Gate Business Association and the San Francisco LGBT Community Center.

Obituaries: Steven Casavant

Obituaries: Steven Casavant

The obituary for Steven Casavant, who enjoyed music and biking.

Gay former presidential adviser David Mixner dies

Gay former presidential adviser David Mixner dies

David Mixner, a gay man who once advised former President Bill Clinton before a falling out over the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy on gays in the military, died Monday, March 11, in New York City.

Obituaries: Michael Robin Flick, M.D., J.D.

Obituaries: Michael Robin Flick, M.D., J.D.

The obituary for Dr. Michael Robin Flick, who was the director of San Francisco General Hospital's Medical-Respiratory Intensive Care Unit (5R) from 1985-1989 and worked with AIDS patients there.

Obituaries: David Walter Martin

Obituaries: David Walter Martin

David Walter Martin was a longtime AIDS activist and had a career in development for universities.

Former SF supe aide Tom Cooper dies in New York

Former SF supe aide Tom Cooper dies in New York

Tom Cooper, a gay man who once worked for former San Francisco supervisor Annemarie Conroy before launching a successful real estate career in New York City, died December 26.

Obituaries: Jack Lasner

Obituaries: Jack Lasner

The obituary for Jack Lasner, who appeared in a 2017 documentary about older gay men.

Obituaries: Sean Martinfield

Obituaries: Sean Martinfield

The obituary for Sean Martinfield, a professional singer and vocal coach who was an original member of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus.

Sex worker advocate Priscilla Alexander dies

Sex worker advocate Priscilla Alexander dies

Priscilla Alexander, a lesbian and sex worker advocate who worked with the late Margo St. James in San Francisco, died November 18 in New York City.

Musician and gay cruise stalwart Matt Yee dies

Musician and gay cruise stalwart Matt Yee dies

Matt Yee, a gay man who performed on gay cruises and in other venues, including San Francisco LGBTQ nightclub Oasis, died December 2 at Queens Medical West in Oahu, Hawaii.