Obituaries

Dennis Cunningham, an attorney who represented gays in 'Castro Sweep' lawsuit, dies

Dennis Cunningham, an attorney who represented gays in 'Castro Sweep' lawsuit, dies

Dennis Cunningham, a longtime civil rights lawyer whose work also included representing gay men who were attacked by police in the infamous "Castro Sweep," died March 5. He was 86.

Memorial set for Bruce Pettit

Memorial set for Bruce Pettit

A memorial for former Bay Area Reporter political reporter Bruce Pettit will be held March 19.

Memorial set for Robert Scot Webster

Memorial set for Robert Scot Webster

A memorial will be held March 12 for Robert Scot Webster, who died in 2020 just before the COVID lockdown.

Obituaries: Jim Painter

Obituaries: Jim Painter

The obituary for Jim Painter, who worked in the defense industry until his retirement from Lockheed Martin and enjoyed Broadway musicals.

Memorial set for Anna Damiani

Memorial set for Anna Damiani

A memorial will be held March 12 for former legislative aide Anna Damiani.

Obituaries: Garth Paul Sayers

Obituaries: Garth Paul Sayers

The obituary for Garth Paul Sayers, a retired civil servant who enjoyed classical music and traveling.

Longtime lesbian CA legislative aide Anna Damiani dies

Longtime lesbian CA legislative aide Anna Damiani dies

Anna Damiani, who worked for many years as a district aide for gay former state lawmaker Mark Leno, died at her Castro district home February 25. She was 65.

Obituaries: Richard Bell

Obituaries: Richard Bell

The obituary for Richard Bell, a retired child welfare worker who was also involved in many LGBTQ rights organizations.

Obituaries: Matt Arietta

Obituaries: Matt Arietta

Friends will gather February 26 to remember Matt Ariettta.

Early gay rights activist Arnie Kantrowitz dies

Early gay rights activist Arnie Kantrowitz dies

Arnie Kantrowitz, the early New York-based gay rights activist who wrote a classic queer memoir, taught one of the earliest gay studies college courses in the nation, and was a founding member of GLAAD, died January 21 from complications of COVID-19.

Former SF Bay Times publisher Kim Corsaro dies

Former SF Bay Times publisher Kim Corsaro dies

Kim Corsaro, the former longtime editor and publisher of San Francisco Bay Times LGBTQ newspaper best known for successfully suing a former police chief who tried to suppress the publication, died unexpectedly Monday, January 29.

James Bidgood March 28, 1933 — January 31, 2022

James Bidgood March 28, 1933 — January 31, 2022

Known mostly for his underground gay art film 'Pink Narcissus,' artist James Bidgood died while hospitalized on January 31. He was 88.

Former B.A.R. reporter Bruce Pettit dies

Former B.A.R. reporter Bruce Pettit dies

Bruce Pettit, a City Hall and political reporter with the Bay Area Reporter from 1977 to 1979, died January 20, just 11 days shy of his 77th birthday.

Leatherwoman Rachele Sullivan dies

Leatherwoman Rachele Sullivan dies

Rachele Sullivan, a leatherwoman who once served on the board of San Francisco-based Folsom Street Events, died January 17, according to the nonprofit that produces the Folsom Street Fair and other activities.