Del Martin, Left, Marrying Phyllis Lyon

Truth Wins Out mourned the loss of GLBT hero Del Martin, 87, who passed away in San Francisco today. Her final moments were spent with Phyllis Lyon, her wife of 55 years.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Del Martin and our sympathies are with Phyllis Lyon in this difficult time,” said Wayne Besen, Truth Wins Out’s Executive Director. “Through her bravery and persistence, Del gave people like myself the opportunity to live openly and honestly and I thank her for her enormous contributions to the GLBT community. She is a genuine hero and a person future generations will look up to with admiration and pride.”