Some sad news, folks. Lesbian rights activist Del Martin -- who married her wife Phyllis Lyon at City Hall this past June on the first day that same-sex couples gained the right -- died this morning at a San Francisco hospital. She as 87. (Read more about her legacy and recent passing here.)
Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, if you recall, were the first queer couple to get married at City Hall. Mayor Gavin Newsom officiated the ceremony. Martin founded the Daughters of Bilitis, the country's first lesbian advocacy group, back in 1955. 1955, people!
(Oh, and one way to honor Martin's tireless work and lasting activism would be to Stop8.org to find out how you too can stop the ban on same-sex marriage.)
Image: Del and Phyllis back then.