RIP Del Martin (1921 – 2008)

d6bc64069482e44b4e9128962c79490e.jpgLesbian rights pioneer and longtime activist Del Martin died yesterday at age 87. She and her partner of 55 years, Phyllis Lyons, were married in the first legal gay union in California in June in San Francisco.

“While working for a construction trade journal in Seattle, Ms. Martin met Ms. Lyon, an employee at the same firm, and the two became romantically involved and entered into a permanent relationship in 1953.”

Imagine what that was like, in 1953 …

(Photo credit: Woman Vision Productions)

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