Del Martin, 1921-2008
Activist Del Martin passed away at the age of 87
By Kate X Messer, 4:14PM, Wed. Aug. 27, 2008
Giant among dykes, founder of the Daughters of Bilitis, subject of the 2003 documentary No Secret Anymore, and gay marriage activist Del Martin has passed away in San Francisco today. Del is survived by her beloved Phyllis Lyons. The couple, together for over a half a century, was the first to wed the day gay marriage became legal in California this past June.