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LGBT News Edith Windsor: Gay rights trailblazer dies aged 88

Discussion in 'Current Events, World News, & LGBT News' started by resu, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. resu

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    I just heard the news! :frowning2:

    RIP Edith!
     
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    A trail blazer who made "things" better for people. Thanks Edith.
     
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    Thank you to Edith for all she did for equality! I'm always in awe of how LGBT people in decades past found each other and lived their lives together despite the objections and hostility toward them in society. I wish I had a fraction of whatever it was they had inside them that drove them past their fears. Truly amazing to me.

    If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend the movie, Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement, about their life together. Looks like you can watch it at this link, not sure for how long it'll be available.

    http://www.here.tv/movie/edie-thea-a-very-long-engagement/505888

    Great pictures and story of Edith and Thea https://www.buzzfeed.com/skarlan/ed...can-love-story?utm_term=.uw709ZBnX#.leP5NB0b2
     
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    May she rest in peace. At least she died winning the fight for what she believed in
     
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    Damn. While the fight isn't exactly over, we'd owe a lot to her for introducing some much-needed sense into the legislation.

    It's a shame she didn't get to see the absurdity she fought finally go down for good.
     
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    She and her partner were married here in Canada, so I feel the connection that her marriage wasn't recognized in the US. She was so small and frail, but she was an unstoppable human dynamo. Her place in history is secure and very much deserved. May she rest in peace.