Obituaries

Lee Mentley, 'Princess of Castro Street,' dies

Lee Mentley, 'Princess of Castro Street,' dies

Lee Mentley, the self-described "Princess of Castro Street," died January 20 at his home in Sonora, California. He was 72.

Obituaries: Leonard Maran

Obituaries: Leonard Maran

The obituary for Leonard Maran.

Obituaries: Darren Zane English

Obituaries: Darren Zane English

The obituary for Darren Zane English.

Obituaries: Ralph Newton Jennings

Obituaries: Ralph Newton Jennings

The obituary for Ralph Newton Jennings.

Alice Hoagland, mother of gay 9/11 hero Mark Bingham, dies

Alice Hoagland, mother of gay 9/11 hero Mark Bingham, dies

Alice Hoagland, the mother of gay 9/11 hero Mark Bingham, has died.

Sex worker rights advocate Margo St. James dies

Sex worker rights advocate Margo St. James dies

Margo St. James, a noted sex-positive feminist and pioneer of the sex workers' rights movement, died January 11 at age 83.

SF gay activist Ken Jones dies at 70

SF gay activist Ken Jones dies at 70

Longtime gay activist Ken Jones, a Black man who was key to the desegregation of LGBTQ activism, died January 13. He was 70.

Bay Area Lesbian Archives founder Lenn Keller dies

Bay Area Lesbian Archives founder Lenn Keller dies

Lenn Keller, a lesbian who worked to preserve her community's history, died at home in Oakland December 16 of cancer, according to friends and a post on the Bay Area Lesbian Archives Facebook page.

AIDS and LGBTQ lobbyist Laurie McBride dies

AIDS and LGBTQ lobbyist Laurie McBride dies

  • OBITUARIES
  • by Karen Ocamb, Los Angeles Blade
  • Dec 16, 2020

Laurie McBride, the highly regarded longtime advocate for people with HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ equality, died December 4 of a heart attack, according to her beloved wife Donna Yutzy, whose comment was posted on Facebook by friend Julia Mullen.

Obituaries: James Walter

Obituaries: James Walter

The obituary for James Walter.

Milk club co-founder Terry Henderling dies

Milk club co-founder Terry Henderling dies

Back when LGBTQs in San Francisco were starting to flex their political muscle, Terry Henderling was one of the co-founders of the Gay Democratic Club, which was renamed in honor of Harvey Milk after the gay San Francisco supervisor was slain in 1978.

Obituaries: William Clay Burchell

Obituaries: William Clay Burchell

The obituary for William Clay Burchell.

Obituaries: John Edwin Lind Jr.

Obituaries: John Edwin Lind Jr.

The obituary for John Edwin Lind Jr.

Award-winning journalist Deb Price dies

Award-winning journalist Deb Price dies

Deb Price, the award-winning journalist and author who wrote the first nationally syndicated column on LGBTQ issues in mainstream newspapers, died November 20 at a hospital in Hong Kong, where she had lived for many years.