R.I.P. Phyllis Lyon

Phyllis Ann Lyon sunrise 11/10/1924, Tulsa Oklahoma, sunset 4/9/2020, San Francisco, California.

Phyllis was editor of the Daily Californian student newspaper.

She was an administrative assistant to Reverend Cecil Williams at Glide Memorial Church.

She was co-founder of the National Sex Forum.

She co-founded Daughters of Bilitis.

She was the publisher of The Ladder, the first monthly lesbian publication.

She was the first open lesbian to join the National Organization for Women.

She and her partner of 50 years, Del Martin, were the first same sex couple to marry in San Francisco on 6/16/2008.


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