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By BAR staff | October 18, 2021

The obituary for David Draper, who managed the costume shop at the American Conservatory Theatre for 25 years.

By Heather Cassell | October 7, 2021

Marcia Freedman, the first out lesbian and American woman to serve in the Knesset, Israel's parliament, died in Berkeley, California September 21.


By BAR staff | September 29, 2021

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

By BAR staff | September 29, 2021

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


By Brian Bromberger | September 20, 2021

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.

By | September 1, 2021

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


By BAR staff | September 1, 2021

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

By Cynthia Laird | August 26, 2021

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.


By BAR staff | August 25, 2021

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

By Cynthia Laird | August 23, 2021

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.


By BAR staff | August 18, 2021

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

By Cynthia Laird | August 13, 2021

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.


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