Tom Morea would've ranked the day his daughter married her wife as one of the happiest of his life.
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.
Fredia Hurdle, who was among more than two-dozen people who successfully sued the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to secure marriage equality, died last week, after suffering a stroke Aug. 7. She was 50.