Obituaries

Obituaries: Gerry Hill

Obituaries: Gerry Hill

The obituary for Gerry Hill, a longtime volunteer for nonprofits serving queer youth and people living with HIV/AIDS.

Obituaries: Kerry Edward Achor

Obituaries: Kerry Edward Achor

The obituary for Kerry Edward Achor, who was a lifelong artist.

Episcopal bishop and LGBTQ ally John Shelby Spong dies

Episcopal bishop and LGBTQ ally John Shelby Spong dies

Bishop John Shelby Spong, a liberal theologian and ally who championed women's and LGBTQ ordinations and rights, died September 12 peacefully in his sleep at his Richmond, Virginia home.

Obituaries: David J. McCammon

Obituaries: David J. McCammon

The obituary for David J. McCammon, a noted piercer in the Bay Area and later, Palm Springs.

Obituary: Dan Crisafulli

Obituary: Dan Crisafulli

The obituary for Dan Crisafulli, a former advertising executive who was a much-loved patron at Castro bars.

Harry Denton, SF drag show creator, dies

Harry Denton, SF drag show creator, dies

Harry Denton, a gay man and club owner who came up with the idea for the popular former "Sunday's A Drag" show at his eponymous Starlight Room atop the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco's Union Square, died August 22.

Obituaries: Eric Jay Larson

Obituaries: Eric Jay Larson

The obituary for Eric Jay Larson, a longtime environmental activist.

Oakland Symphony Music Director Michael Morgan dies

Oakland Symphony Music Director Michael Morgan dies

Michael Morgan, a gay man and the longtime music director and conductor of the Oakland Symphony, died August 20 at Kaiser Hospital in Oakland. He was 63.

Obituaries: Leonard (Lee) Hartgrave

Obituaries: Leonard (Lee) Hartgrave

The obituary for Leonard (Lee) Hartgrave, a former theater critic.

US's first gay ambassador James C. Hormel dies

US's first gay ambassador James C. Hormel dies

James Catherwood Hormel, a philanthropist and the first openly LGBT person to represent the United States as an ambassador, died in San Francisco Friday, August 13, with his husband at his side and his favorite Beethoven concerto playing. He was 88.

Glide church to celebrate the life of Janice Mirikitani Sunday

Glide church to celebrate the life of Janice Mirikitani Sunday

A celebration of the life of Glide Memorial Church co-founder and former San Francisco poet laureate Janice Mirikitani will be held Sunday, August 15, at the church and online.

Obituaries: Romeo Rosaire L'Heureux

Obituaries: Romeo Rosaire L'Heureux

The obituary for Romeo Rosaire L'Heureux, who worked in the banking industry and was involved in early gay life in San Francisco.

Obituaries: Ruach Beverly Graffis

Obituaries: Ruach Beverly Graffis

The obituary for Ruach Beverly Graffis, a bisexual activist and taxi cab advocate.

Obituaries: April Asbury

Obituaries: April Asbury

The obituary for April Asbury, who had an uncanny ability to reach people's hearts.