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Friends, bicycle advocates gather to honor life of cyclist Russell Franklin

Friends and bicycle advocates gathered for a memorial service for Russell Franklin at the site of his death on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. Franklin was an avid cyclist who was struck and killed by a driver Sept. 13 near the intersection of Howard Street and South Van Ness Avenue. He was an activist and advocate for the LGBTQ community, for people living with or trying to prevent HIV/AIDS, people with disabilities and those trying to overcome homelessness and drug addiction.

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Friends and cyclists listen during a memorial service for Russell Franklin on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. Franklin was an avid cyclist who was struck and killed by a driver Sept. 13 near the intersection of Howard Street and South Van Ness Avenue. He was an activist and advocate for the LGBTQ community, for people living with or trying to prevent HIV/AIDS, people with disabilities and those trying to overcome homelessness and drug addiction. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)