Danny Ricard, longtime bartender of the now-closed LGBT bar Venture Inn, died July 4 due to complications of throat cancer.
Joseph Starr III died Dec. 27 at age 38.
Starr was a manager and longtime employee for stores in the Gap Inc. family of retailers. He had been living in Philadelphia for approximately 15 years.
Stephen T. Johnson, a retired high-ranking Philadelphia Police official who served as the liaison between the department and the LGBT community, died Jan. 2 of pancreatic cancer. He was 63.