The GLBT Historical Society of Northern California in cooperation with the Bay Area Reporter has created this searchable database of all obituaries that have appeared in the Bay Area Reporter since it began publishing them in 1972.

You may also locate listings at the AIDS Memorial Grove and the Names Project.

We have attempted to be as thorough as possible, but if you see an error or are aware of a missing obituary or images please let us know by contacting us at

The GLBT Historical Society is a nonprofit organization and survives on donations from individuals. Please consider making a donation to enable us to continue our valuable work for our community.

For more information about the Online Searchable Obituary Database project, please visit our About This Project page.

You may search the database in four different ways: by name, by date range, by listing, or by visiting a random obituary. Each obituary has an on-line guestbook, and you are invited to add your thoughts and memories.

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Number of database searches since World AIDS Day December 1, 2009: 760878
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