by iampunha | 8/27/2008 05:17:00 PM
Del Martin, a lesbian rights pioneer who took part in one of California's first same-sex weddings, died today in San Francisco after a long period of declining health. She was 87.
-San Francisco Chronicle
Because I am at work, and because this is very quickly becoming very hard for me to do and maintain a dry face, I will stop here except to say that Del and Phyllis have meant so very much to me and so very many of my friends for many years.
Del will be missed. ... no, strike that. We will miss Del.
An active voice deserves the active voice.