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By Cynthia Laird | June 16, 2021

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

By BAR staff | June 2, 2021

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


By BAR staff | June 2, 2021

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

By Cynthia Laird | May 20, 2021

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.


By Cynthia Laird | May 15, 2021

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

By BAR staff | May 5, 2021

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


By BAR staff | April 28, 2021

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

By BAR staff | April 28, 2021

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.


By BAR staff | April 28, 2021

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

By BAR staff | April 21, 2021

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


By BAR staff | April 21, 2021

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

By BAR staff | April 7, 2021

The obituary for Max Vela.


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