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By Daniel Nicoletta | July 29, 2020

Efren Convento Ramirez, a gay man who was a photographer for the now-defunct San Francisco Sentinel newspaper, is being remembered several years after his death.

By Chris Johnson, Washington Blade | July 18, 2020

LGBTQ rights supporters are mourning the less of Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a civil rights icon who worked with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and died late Friday after a battle with pancreatic cancer at age 80.


By Jim Provenzano | July 6, 2020

Kent James, also known as the punk-influenced rock music frontman Nick Name, died at his home in Palm Springs on July 3, 2020. The gay singer-songwriter lived in San Francisco for a few years, and performed at local nightclubs.

By BAR staff | June 24, 2020

The obituary for Doug Kent.


By BAR staff | June 3, 2020

The obituary for Margot Antonetty.

By BAR staff | June 3, 2020

The obituary for Ida VSW Red.


By John Ferrannini | May 27, 2020

Larry Kramer — the New York City-based gay playwright and author whose involvement in the Gay Men's Health Crisis and ACT UP changed the course of the AIDS epidemic — died May 27. He was 84

By Brian Bromberger | May 13, 2020

David Carter, a gay man whose book on the 1969 Stonewall riots was considered by many scholars and critics as the definitive text on the seminal event in LGBTQ history, died May 1 in his Greenwich Village apartment in New York City.


By BAR staff | May 6, 2020

The obituary for Bradford Byron Potts

By Michael Yamashita | May 1, 2020

Thank you very much, it has been both humbling and encouraging receiving your generous support when so many are also in need of help. So far, we have raised just over $25,000 and are just 15% away from reaching our goal of $30,000.


By BAR staff | April 22, 2020

The obituary for Jim Campbell.

By | April 15, 2020

The obituary for Joseph Saunders.


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