Transgender Law Center's
legal director Ilona Turner, who received the first Mary C. Dunlap
Fellowship awarded at UC Berkeley Law School, recently spoke to the press
when the Center obtained an historic federal ruling that transgender
discrimination in the workplace is illegal.
2010 - 2011: "Claiming the
Title: Gay Olympics on Trial"
In their award-winning
documentary, Jonathan Joiner and Robert Martin
tell how the Gay Olympics case, which Mary litigated all the way to the
U.S. Supreme Court, pushed forward the fight for LGBTQ visiblity and equality
in the 1980's. The film was broadcast throughout 2011 on PBS affiliates
across the country.
"Mary Would Do It" — oiled birds & Joseph Cornell.
Mary is one of the activists profiled in "Feminists Who Changed America
1963-1975" (Ed. Barbara Love, Univ. of Illinois Press 2007).
The Mary Dunlap Fellowship, Boalt Hall School of Law, is awarded for the
summer of 2007.
Mary's mementos are included in the "Laughing Bones/Weeping Hearts" Day
of the Dead exhibit at the Oakland Museum, California.
Two law students are funded by the Mary Dunlap Fellowship, Boalt Hall
School of Law.
February 23, 2006
Second Mary C. Dunlap Memorial Lecture on Sex, Gender & Social Justice
Founding awards of the Mary Dunlap Fellowship, Boalt Hall
School of Law
February 24, 2005
First Mary C. Dunlap Memorial Lecture on Sex, Gender & Social
January 17, 2005
Commemorative issue of Berkeley Women's Law Journal
Photo essay "We Are" by Lisa Kanemoto
January 17, 2004
June 27, 2003
Lawrence v. Texas: Mary is surely beaming now!
February 18, 2003
Mary's memorial & Sunday's peace march
February 3, 2003
Many thanks to all the people who've been sending messages of support,
donations, stories about Mary, and offers of such practical help during a
terribly difficult time...and of course also to the friends who've
continued to cook, help with the dogs, help with logistics, and patiently
talk in the middle of the night with me, who really just are my
response to the question, "How you holding up?"
Here are the details on Mary's upcoming memorial:
CELEBRATION OF MARY C. DUNLAP'S
Anyone who'd like to contribute to the costs of the memorial can send a
check to the "Mary Dunlap Memorial Fund" at [private address].
WORK & LIFE
Saturday, February 15 at 2 - 4 pm
SF War Memorial and Performing Arts Center
401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco
Reception following in the Green Room, 2nd floor
You may also want to read this week's beautiful celebration
of Mary by Deb Price, whose syndicated column on gay people's lives
appears in newspapers all around the country.
The time and place of Mary's public memorial will be announced here
shortly. Meanwhile, here is a copy of an obituary published last week by San
legal paper, the Daily Journal, about Mary.
The team who cared for Mary is slowing coming back to full strength, and
people have been asking us how they can help.
We will be posting information here about memorial(s) for Mary as it
becomes available. Thank you again for all your support.
- Many of you have already been sending in emails with stories and
anecdotes about Mary, and what she meant to you. These are really helping
us in planning her memorial(s). You are welcome to contribute these
through this website, or you can email
me directly at
- Notes and emails are always welcome, but in lieu of flowers Mary asked
that donations be sent to the following organizations:
- International Bird Rescue Research Center
4369 Cordelia Road, Fairfield, CA 94534
(707) 207-0380 ext 109
Fittingly an article
about the oiled-bird rescue work done by
Jay Holcomb, Mary's friend at this organization, appeared in the Chronicle
the same day as Mary's obituary.
- National Lawyers Guild, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
558 Capp Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
- Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic
5691 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609
- Equal Rights Advocates
1663 Mission Street, Suite 250, San Francisco, CA 94103
- Friends of San Francisco Animal Care and Control
1200 15th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103