Martin, Del

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Martin, Del Gender: F
Dorothy Erma Corn
born on 5 May 1921 at 03:24 (= 03:24 AM )
Place San francisco CA, USA, 37n46, 122w25
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 14°24' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 14°31 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 02°15'


American author and lesbian activist, she and partner Phyllis Lyon worked and lived together for over 50 years until Martin's death in 2008.

The two women met in 1950 and moved in together in 1953. They founded Daughters of Bilitis, an organization that sought to promote rights for lesbians and educate the public into acceptance of gay women. With Lyon, Martin advocated for lesbian rights throughout her life.

The pair married when same-sex marriage was legalized in California, on June 16, 2008 in San Francisco. In ill health at age 87, Martin died of complications from a bone fracture a few months later, on August 27, 2008 in San Francisco.

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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1972 ("Lesbian/Woman," co-written with Phyllis Lyon)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1955 (Daughters of Bilitis)
  • Relationship : Meet a significant person 1950 (Phyllis Lyon)
  • Death by Disease 28 August 2008 (Age 87; of varying health problems)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Steinbrecher quotes her/birth certificate in returned information form


  • Vocation : Writers : Other Writers (Author, writer, writer)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Lesbian (Lesbian activist)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social (Lesbian activist)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Complications of an arm bone fracture and other illnesses)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Bone (Fracture leading to death)