Death of Del Martin

May 5, 1921 - August 27, 2008
San Francisco, California | Age 87

Pioneerng lesbian activist dies at 87
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SAN FRANCISCO - Pioneering lesbian rights activist Del Martin, who married her longtime partner in June on the first day that California's same-sex couples gained that right, died Wednesday. She was 87.

Kate Kendell, executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, said Martin died at a hospital, two weeks after a broken arm exacerbated existing health problems.

Her wife, Phyllis Lyon, was with her.

"Ever since I met Del 55 years ago, I could never...

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