Del Martin

 

Age: 87

 

Summary: pioneer lesbian rights activist who married her partner of 55 years Phyllis Lyon on June 16 in the first legal gay union in California and helped to found the pioneering lesbian-rights group the Daughters of Bilitis in the 1950's.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from a broken arm

 

Born: May 5, 1921

 

Died: August 27, 2008

 

Location: San Francisco, California