lgbtq reports

50 years in 50 weeks: 1998: No obits

Reading now: 436

The Bay Area Reporter's "No obits" cover from August 13, 1998 is probably our most famous. We continue to get inquiries about it 23 years later.

The backstory: Our news editor at the time, Mike Salinas, was surprised as the week went on and no one had submitted an obituary.

Usually, by this time in the AIDS epidemic, we would have several. He then assigned reporter Timothy Rodrigues to write about it.

The website is an aggregator of news from open sources. The source is indicated at the beginning and at the end of the announcement. You can send a complaint on the news if you find it unreliable.

Related News