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Wayne Friday, major force in key era for SF’s gay community, dies

Wayne Friday, major force in key era for SF’s gay community, dies Wayne Friday, a former city police commissioner, bartender, and a political columnist who chronicled the coming-of-age of San Francisco’s gay community, died Wednesday. Mr. Friday, who had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease, took his own life, said San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener, a longtime friend who was notified by the city’s emergency services department of his death.
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