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Topic: Lesbian rights pioneer Del Martin dies at 87

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Subject: Lesbian rights pioneer Del Martin dies at 87
Date Posted: 8/28/2008 6:54 AM ET
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I remember reading about her when she got married a few months ago.  I'm glad she had that opportunity before she passed.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/08/27/BAGI12JDIS.DTL&tsp=1

Date Posted: 8/28/2008 10:40 AM ET
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Thanks for the link.  We've lost another fighter.  At least in this case the good did not die young!

Date Posted: 8/28/2008 11:41 AM ET
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What an amazing, amazing woman. I am SO glad they were able to have a legal marriage before she passed away.  Newsom handled it really well

Date Posted: 8/28/2008 3:07 PM ET
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So many of the rights that we take for granted today are because of the actions of women and men like Del Martin.  I hope that I can be half as courageous as she was!

Date Posted: 8/28/2008 11:46 PM ET
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Oh wow, she's been an heroine and inspiration all my life, I can't imagine our community without her in it.  My thoughts and sympathies to Phyllis.

Date Posted: 8/29/2008 10:11 AM ET
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Suzanne many thanks for the link and info. I didn't know about her or her partner. What a wondeful blessing they were to many people. I am glad to lear about it now. We should all be soooooooooo blessed with a relationship  like theirs.  One more angel in heaven :)

Date Posted: 9/3/2008 8:30 PM ET
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This makes me sad - these 2 women are part of our history and now one of them is gone.  Bless her for all that she has done.  My sympathies go out to her wife, Phyllis - 55 years, wow.