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Del Martin, 1921-2008

Activist Del Martin passed away at the age of 87

By Kate X Messer, 4:14PM, Wed. Aug. 27, 2008

Phyllis & Del.
Phyllis & Del.

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.

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