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Remembering Del Martin



By | Latest News, LGBT, One Wedding and A Revolution, Prop 8

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Wedding video of Del Martin and Phylis Lyon.

One year after Del Martin’s passing, we here at GroundSpark would like to remember her and celebrate her life. Here she is at her wedding to Phyllis Lyon in May 2008. Our thoughts go out to Del’s family as we remember this incredible hero and amazing woman.

Meet Some GroundSpark Heroes!



By | Prop 8

At GroundSpark we stay pretty busy—and passionate about social justice—not just during the week day but in our “off hours” as well. Take Cristy Chung, for example. She’s the Community Programs Manager here at GroundSpark, where she specializes in helping underserved school communities take steps to build more safe and inclusive learning environments— but her dedication to equal civil rights goes well beyond the 9-5 work day. Her involvement in the quest to achieve marriage equality is extraordinary. Recently a piece in the Gay and Lesbian Times came out detailing her work and how she became the lead plaintiff on the case that led to the California Supreme Court ruling on behalf of marriage equality. Click here to read her amazing story that started several years ago.

Cristy Chung, Community Programs Manager at GroundSpark
Christy Chung

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Proposition 8 Goes To Court



By | LGBT, One Wedding and A Revolution, Prop 8

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Wedding video of Del Martin and Phylis Lyon.

Yesterday was a day we had all been anxiously awaiting—–the oral arguments in the case of Proposition 8 by the California Supreme Court. Ever since the results from
the 2008 election, we knew that day would come, and it arrived with bittersweet anticipation.

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