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Del Martin & Phyllis Lyon

Civic Celebration of the Life of Del Martin Scheduled for October 1, 2008

Beloved civil rights leader to be honored at San Francisco City Hall; Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others to pay tribute (San Francisco, CA, September 24, 2008)—Family, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, elected officials, community leaders, and performers will honor the life of Del Martin, one of the nation’s first and most visible lesbian rights activists, on Wednesday, October 1 at 2:00 p.m. in the Rotunda of San Francisco City Hall. Martin’s many contributions shaped the modern lesbian, gay, bisexual, and...

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Community Mourns The Loss of Beloved Civil Rights Leader Del Martin, 87

(San Francisco, CA, August 27, 2008)—Today, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community lost an iconic leader and a beloved friend. Del Martin, 87, passed away in San Francisco. Martin was one of the nation’s first and most visible lesbian rights activists who dedicated her life to combating homophobia, sexism, violence, and racism. Martin’s many contributions to the LGBTQ movement will resonate for decades to come. “Today the LGBTQ movement lost a real hero,” said Kate...

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The National Center for Lesbian Rights Congratulates First Married Lesbian Couple in California

Iconic leaders Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin honored on their wedding day for five decades of historic leadership (San Francisco, CA, June 13, 2008)—Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights congratulates iconic lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights leaders Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin on their upcoming marriage. The legendary couple, who have been together for 55 years and were the first to wed in February 2004, will marry with the full weight of the California...

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