Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director whose films received both denunciation and praise from LGBT audiences, has died at age 73.
Sheila Abdus-Salaam had ruled that people without a biological or legal tie to a child could seek custody and visitation rights, an important decision for same-sex couples.
Sister Sledge's Joni is dead at age 60. Her song, "We Are Family," became an anthem for LGBT people.
Although the preliminary autopsy was deemed "inconclusive," a more thorough examination revealed the singer died of "dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver:" heart trouble and too much fat in his liver.
The movie expert had a 20-year relationship with theater director-producer David Staller.
Journalist Stuart Timmons, who died last week, meticulously chronicled 20th-century queer life.
The Atlanta-area megachurch leader was accused of coercing young men into sex.