In her ninth decade, she started a judicial odyssey, fighting a battle she never expected to wage — let alone win. Now she’s the matriarch of the gay-rights movement.
"I am honored that TIME chose me as one of the final five individuals as ‘Person of the Year,’ but I am just one person who was part of the extraordinary and on-going fight for marriage equality for all our families…The gay community is my ‘person of the year’ and I look forward to continuing to fight for equal rights and educate the public about our lives alongside my gay brothers and sisters and our allies.” - Edie Windsor
reblog if you ARE gay, if you SUPPORT gays, or if you like to OPEN people’s WINDOWS in the middle of the NIGHT and put DOZENS of GEESE in their BEDROOMS. Let’s show the world that there’s a 1 in 3 chance that we’re kind of a dangerous person to be around.
you could give me a pack of hair ties and within a week i will have lost them. all of them. every single one. the same thing would happen with a pack of pencils. the same thing would happen with a pack of anything. tic tacs. stickers. wolves. anything
“I hear some of you complaining “women always say they want a nice guy.” I know lots of women — I’m even related to a few — and I can’t say I’ve ever heard any of them say that. I can’t prove it, but this sounds like one of those things stand-up comedians say about women and everyone else just repeats. I’ve also never known a woman who cries when she breaks a nail — although I’ve known a few who swear like a 15-year-old sailor in jail — and I’ve never had a woman ask me if her outfit made her look fat unless she actually wanted and subsequently appreciated my opinion. So either I’ve stumbled upon a secret trove of women who aren’t passive-aggressive sob machines, or you need to stop mistaking Dane Cook routines for peer-reviewed sociological studies.”—Lore Sjöberg, Alt Text: Taking Another Look at the Myth of the ‘Nice Guy’ (via babyspooks)