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. Even without taking the ‘Person of the Year’ even being in the top 5 is an extraordinary way to end a year that has been historic for all of us and truly spectacular for me and gave me the chance to tell my story via Time through an interview and audio interview with photo slideshow. Thea would be thrilled, proud and so happy to see what we have all accomplished together.
—DOMA plaintiff and gay rights hero Edie Windsor took third place in TIME magazine’s Person of the Year poll. Personally, I think she deserved the top title way more than Pope Francis, but it’s still exciting to see an LGBT activist featured so prominently. You go, girl. (via the Huffington Post Gay Voices)