Obituaries

Marilyn Robinson, former TLC board member, dies

Marilyn Robinson, former TLC board member, dies

Marilyn Sarah Robinson, a founding board member of the Transgender Law Center, died June 30, according to friends. She was 60.

Lesbian educator Sally Gearhart dies

Lesbian educator Sally Gearhart dies

Sally Miller Gearhart, the first out lesbian to receive a tenure-track position at San Francisco State University and a beloved LGBTQ rights advocate, died July 14, according to Jean Crosby, who sent out an email to friends.

Ken Scearce, director of Sin City Classic tournament, dies

Ken Scearce, director of Sin City Classic tournament, dies

The LGBTQ recreational sports community was rocked this week with the unexpected news that Sin City Classic tournament director Ken Scearce had died.

Retired AIDS researcher John Peterson dies

Retired AIDS researcher John Peterson dies

Professor Emeritus John Lamont Peterson, Ph.D., died unexpectedly of natural causes May 23 in Atlanta. He was 72.

Obituaries: Frenchie (Armand Joseph Cournoyer)

Obituaries: Frenchie (Armand Joseph Cournoyer)

The obituary for Frenchie (Armand Joseph Cournoyer), a San Francisco resident who was a raconteur.

Obituaries: Robert C. Potter

Obituaries: Robert C. Potter

The obituary for Robert C. Potter, who was a founding member of the Alexander Hamilton Post 448 of the American Legion.

Leigh Pankonin, known as Sister Phatima Rude, dies

Leigh Pankonin, known as Sister Phatima Rude, dies

Leigh Pankonin, best known as Phatima Rude, aka Sister Phatima la Dyke Van Dick/Sister Hateful Sow of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Inc., died May 18 while sleeping in their Portland, Oregon apartment.

Updated: Trans activist and AIDS survivor Felicia Elizondo dies

Updated: Trans activist and AIDS survivor Felicia Elizondo dies

Felicia "Flames" Elizondo, a transgender woman and longtime AIDS survivor, died Saturday, May 15. She was 74.

Obituaries: Patricia Smith

Obituaries: Patricia Smith

The obituary for Patricia Smith, who offered rides, friendship, and counsel to countless young men during the height of the AIDS epidemic.

Obituaries: Irene Smith

Obituaries: Irene Smith

San Francisco lost one of its greathearted citizens when the beloved Irene Smith, the first person to offer massage to people with AIDS, left her body from complications of esophageal cancer.

Obituaries: Memorial set for Margo St. James

Obituaries: Memorial set for Margo St. James

A virtual memorial for sex workers advocate Margo St. James will be held Saturday, May 1, at 11 a.m. Pacific Time.

Obituaries: Kim Raasch

Obituaries: Kim Raasch

The obituary for Kimberly Donald Raasch, a former SF resident and lifelong Republican.

Obituaries: Jeffrey Thomas Antonson (Oden)

Obituaries: Jeffrey Thomas Antonson (Oden)

The obituary for Jeffrey Thomas Antonson (Oden), who cared deeply about climate change.

Obituaries: Helen Wagner

Obituaries: Helen Wagner

The obituary for Helen Wagner, whose Northern California ranch served as the location for the old Hopyard Women's Music Festival.