DOMA Hero Edith Windsor Reflects on Life After Love

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Over the weekend, Ariel Levy, who wrote a beautiful profile of DOMA star Edith Windsor for the New Yorker, interviewed Windsor during the New Yorker festival. We already knew Windsor was an articulate and beautiful human, but boy did she prove it yet again.


The entire interview is available to watch online, but to Levy (and the rest of us), this exchange was the best part:

The high point of the event came when a member of the audience asked Windsor, whose spouse of over four decades, Thea Spyer, died in 2009, “How do you keep love alive after death?” Windsor was quiet for a few moments and then said, “Sometimes I wish I knew how to make it stop.”


Netflix has a wonderful documentary about her and Thea, I think it's called just Edie & Thea, all about their lives and falling in love and being together all these years and finally getting married in Canada. It was filmed a year or so before Thea died, and if you want a really good tear-jerker feel-good hour or so, I highly recommend it. Both these ladies, truly amazing people.

Edit: here it is: Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement