Queer Millennials Should Never Forget Edith Windsor’s Name.



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‘I had the privilege of briefly interviewing Edie twice, both times at LGBTQ events in New York City. The first was at Logo TV’s 2014 Trailblazers Awards ceremony, which coincided with the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. She told me how wowed she was by the “enormous growth” LGBTQ people had experienced as a community; and how it helped with our collective “self esteem.” Edie’s lawyer, Roberta Kaplan, who was standing alongside her; added that the “brave kids” of Stonewall also deserved recognition for their contributions to America’s queer narrative, noting that it’s the job of the older generation to teach youngsters about their “ancestors.”‘

‘I thought about Roberta’s statement the next time I saw Edie. I had taken a break from interviewing attendees at a party celebrating the 2016 OUT Magazine 100; honoring LGBTQ movers and shakers. And as I stood behind the crowd, a colleague interrupted me to say, “Oh my God, isn’t that Edie Windsor?” Sure enough, the impeccably dressed legend was slowly making her way down the red carpet; her hair coiffed to perfection (as one should expect).’

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