Celebrating the Life of Del Martin

Celebrating the Life of Del Martin

Celebrating the Life of Del Martin

Shares the moving memorial service for this lifelong civil rights pioneer.

Legendary lesbian civil rights pioneer Del Martin passed away in 2008. To honor her incomparable contributions, San Francisco celebrated her life with a moving civic celebration in its City Hall grand rotunda. Phyllis Lyon, her partner for over 50 years, was, of course, in attendance, along with a who’s who of city’s pioneering community of LGBT rights’ advocates.

Highlighting the festivities were Mayor Gavin Newsom, Ambassador James Hormel, National Center for Lesbian Rights executive director Kate Kendell, and performers Holly Near, Linda Tillery, and Margie Adam. Del’s daughter, Kendra Mon, shared some intimate memories, including tales of Del simulating the JFK-Nixon debates and the story of how a cat saved her moms’ romance. We are happy to be able to share this extraordinary gathering, which honored the life of the mother of our movement.

Celebrating the Life of Del Martin is available on the new re-released, One Wedding and a Revolution DVD.

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