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Del Martin

Born: 1921-05-05 - Died: 2008-08-27
Cause of Death:
Complications from a bone fracture

Death Summary: She passed away at UCSF Hospice in San Francisco at the age of 87 after being admitted two weeks prior with a broken arm. Martin died from complications to the bone fracture.

Who was Del Martin : Del Martin was a gay-rights activist and was married to Phyllis Lyon on June 16, 2008, in the first same-sex marriage in California when the law allowing such a union was passed.

Martin and Lyons had co-founded the first lesbian political organization in the U.S. - the Daughters of Bilitis. They were also president and editor of The Ladder, and were the first lesbian couple to join the National Organization of Women. They helped form the Council of Religion and Homosexuality in California to help homosexuals be accepted in churches.
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8 Signatures in Del Martin's guestbook

  1. Jim Ashton Says:

    I thank you for being such a pioneer for the rest of us. Now, it is our turn to take the preverbial torch and continue what you have accomplished in your many years on Earth. You will be forever missed.


  2. Barb Piester Says:

    I now try to follow the path you courageously forged. It’s easy to follow a path someone else has already made, but you’re the one who initially bent the grass and branches down for the rest of us. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
    Barb Piester

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  4. nothingbuttheTruth Says:

    oh how foolish these gay mothers are!! did it ever occur to them that Gays and loaded in hell.. burning like hell in Hell?? whether this world WON’T accept this fact about Lesbians!! nothing and non one can change the Word of God.
    how sad!

  5. Luis Cargerman Says:

    so whats it like to burn? I am sorry if its getting how down their, but I am sure many people told you it would be!!!!!!

  6. 2 dolla Says:

    Fun fact she invented the dog whistle and anal beads.

  7. Barb Piester Says:

    Ditto what I said above!

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