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Obituaries

Pat Logue, Lambda Legal attorney who won landmark cases, has died

“Pat Logue was a brilliant lawyer, a trailblazing jurist, and a hero to the LGBTQ community," says a Lambda Legal statement.

Steven Ostrow, creator of NYC's legendary Continental Baths, dead at 91

An accomplished operatic singer, Ostrow is best known for the gay bathhouse where Bette Midler, Barry Manilow, and others launched their careers performing to naked gay men.

Cecilia Gentili, trans activist, actress, and author, has died at 52

Gentili worked for the rights of trans people and others, and was an actress on Pose and an award-winning author.

Pioneering LGBTQ+ activist Ann Maguire has died at 80

Maguire cohosted a gay talk show in Boston in the 1970s and helped elect the nation's first out state legislator, Elaine Noble of Massachusetts.

Gay Olympian and world champ pole vaulter Shawn Barber is dead at 29

Barber, who won medals in several international competitions, came out in 2017.

Beloved Virginia Beach-area LGBTQ+ advocate killed by drunk driver, police say

Shelby Riddick-Walker was struck and killed by a vehicle going the wrong way in a tunnel.

Out Sports Journalist Matt Napolitano Has Died, Age 33

Napolitano's death was announced on social media by his husband of seven months.

Groundbreaking Transgender Psychiatrist Jeanne Hoff Dead at 85

Hoff, who treated many LGBTQ+ patients, made a documentary about her own transition.

Andre Braugher’s Onscreen Husband Pays Tribute to the Late Actor

Tributes pour in for the beloved Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor remembered for his talent, kindness, and enduring legacy.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Andre Braugher Is Dead at 61

Braugher received acclaim for his work through the years, including an Emmy award. He played queer police captain Raymond Hold in the comedy 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' and was a fan favorite.

How Sandra Day O'Connor Was a Friend to LGBTQ+ People on the Supreme Court

The justice, who was the first woman to be on the court, was often the swing vote when it came to social issues argued before the court. She died Friday at 93.

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Dies at 96

“Rosalynn was my partner in everything,” former President Jimmy Carter said. “Her wisdom and support were my constant companions.”

LGBTQ+ and AIDS Activist Susan Cowell Dead at 71

Cowell, a nurse, was instrumental in Rochester, N.Y.'s response to the AIDS crisis and was heavily involved in politics as well.

Hank Hightower, Gay Adult Film Star, Dead at 57

Hank Hightower starred in dozens of adult films in the 1990s and 2000s.

When the First Friend Goes

Matthew Perry’s death is a reminder of when the first in our tribes passes away, and the fragility of our friendships and mortalities.

Suzanne Somers, ‘Three’s Company’ Actor and Business Mogul, Dies at 76

Somers died on the eve of her 77th birthday.

Remembering the Great, Gay Filmmaker Terence Davies, a Poet of Cinema

Davies, considered one of the finest filmmakers of his generation, leaves a legacy of beautiful, haunting movies.

Dianne Feinstein Remembered by Political Leaders as a 'Titan' in the U.S. Senate

The nation mourns a trailblazer in politics, advocate for women’s rights, and champion for LGBTQ+ equality.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Trailblazing LGBTQ+ Rights Advocate, Dies at 90

Feinstein leaves legacy of championing women’s and LGBTQ+ rights.

Dumbledore Actor Michael Gambon Dead at 82

Gambon played the gay character of Albus Dumbledore in most of the Harry Potter films.