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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.

By Cynthia Laird | August 12, 2021

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.


By BAR staff | August 11, 2021

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

By BAR staff | August 11, 2021

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


By BAR staff | August 11, 2021

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

By Cynthia Laird | July 29, 2021

Janice Mirikitani, a poet, LGBTQ ally, and wife of Glide pastor the Reverend Cecil Williams, died July 29. She was 80.


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