Scott T. Bishop was born in Rochester, NY, December 28th, 1945, and moved to the San Francisco area in the early 1970's.
Bishop worked in the Oakland shipyards for many years and later as an office temporary worker until 1989, when he
became disabled with AIDS. Bishop was also active in the Metropolitan Community Church and various 12 step recovery
groups. Because of his illness, and because he "wanted to make a difference," Bishop returned to San Francisco State University
(SFSU) and began graduate level studies focusing on the history of the San Francisco lesbian and gay
communities. Scott Bishop died of AIDS related complications September 12th, 1990 at the age of 45. An obituary
appeared in the Bay Area Reporter (BAR) September 27th, 1990.