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Bruce Pettit, a City Hall and political reporter with the Bay Area Reporter from 1977 to 1979, died January 20, just 11 days shy of his 77th birthday.
Rachele Sullivan, a leatherwoman who once served on the board of San Francisco-based Folsom Street Events, died January 17, according to the nonprofit that produces the Folsom Street Fair and other activities.
Longtime gay rights activist and retired San Francisco State University professor Stuart Loomis died January 17 in Oaxaca, Mexico, where he had lived for many years.
The obituary for Jerome Harris Greenstein, who enjoyed traveling, attending Pride parades, and attending cultural events.
The obituary for Peter F. Gettner, who had a 30-year career in commercial real estate.
The obituary for Allen Anthony Schuh, a former San Francisco resident who loved Christmas and hosted wonderful parties at his home.
The obituary for Paul Elroy Gerrior, who worked at Pacific Telephone and AT&T and also embraced his masculine identity.
Nobel laureate, anti-apartheid, and human rights activist Archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu, who later regretted the Anglican Church's battles over LGBTQ issues, died December 26 in Cape Town, South Africa.
The obituary for Douglas Mackinnon Croy, a longtime employe for AT&T Inc., who enjoyed the arts in his retirement.
The obituary for Robert (Bob) Mainardi, who ran The Magazine, a vintage magazine shop in San Francisco.
Richard Paul Magary, who was the longtime administrator for the Castro Merchants Association, died December 20 at Kaiser Hospital in San Francisco, his sister wrote in an email.
Queer feminist author bell hooks died December 15 at her home in Brea, Kentucky, according to a report in the Lexington Herald.