Marty Robinson was one of the first activists to emerge from the Stonewall Rebellion. Formerly a construction worker, he led the first Christopher Street Liberation March July 27, 1969, and addressed a rally attended by over 2,000 people that same day. With Jim Owles, Arthur Evans, Morty Manford, and others he founded The Gay Activists Alliance in December of 1969, one of the first post-Stonewall gay rights organizations. In the eighties, he founded The Lavender Hill Mob, one of the first AIDS activist organizations. He was also a founding member of The National Gay Task Force and of The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). He died March 19, 1992.