More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
GLAAD Mourns the Loss of LBGT Pioneer Del Martin
“Del Martin was a leader and an inspiration who elevated the voices of the LGBT community, and we extend our deepest condolences to her wife, Phyllis Lyon, and all of Del’s family and friends” said GLAAD President Neil G. Giuliano. “We have lost a pioneer, but one whose legacy will continue to be deeply felt by our community, our movement and all who care about social justice.”
For more information on Del Martin’s life and legacy, please go see the National Center for Lesbian Rights.
Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin at their wedding in June; Photo credit: Liz Mangelsdorf, the San Francisco Chronicle