Kate Clinton

Remember Del Martin

Filed By Kate Clinton | September 06, 2008 3:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Gay Icons and History, Living
Tags: Del Martin, funeral services, gay history, gay icons, gay marriage, remembering our fallen

The Republicans just finished up their White Party and Friar's Club Roast. It was like their Houston Convention, point oh hate. All they've got is derision and cheap shots. After eight years as Designated Bush Watcher, I am cranky, whiny. Weh weh, I can't bear to watch. Can't I just do knock knock jokes? Poor me. Then I remember Del Martin. She was an amazing, dare I say it, "community organizer" for our LGBT rights. For at least 60 years. How did she do it? Who cares? She just did it. In loving memory of her courage and passion, I'm quitting my whining right now and getting back to work.

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I'm jealous that you knew the Godmother of the modern LGBT movement, Kate. Please cherish those memories and share them often with those of us who weren't as lucky.

Robert Ganshorn Robert Ganshorn | September 8, 2008 9:43 AM

Our best examples are our greatest inspiration. Thank you!