Hero of Marriage Equality

By Changing History,
She Changed The World

Edie Windsor

Edith S. (Edie) Windsor was an LGBTQ+ rights activist whose 2013 landmark victory over the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) set the stage for marriage equality for all. Her 44 year relationship with her wife Thea Spyer, lasting until Thea’s passing in 2009, inspired Edie to challenge and topple the prejudices that marginalized LGBTQ+ Americans for decades.


The Edie Windsor and Thea Spyer Foundation champions health and education for the LGBTQ+ community, through scholarships, donations and healthcare facilities. Through Edie’s voice we continue the fight to bring equality to all aspects of LGBTQ+ life. Together we rise!

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Edie Windsor And Thea Spyer Foundation

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“A Wild and Precious Life”

The Edie Windsor

Services + Advocacy for LGBTQ+ elders

The Edie Windsor Healthcare Center At Stony Brook Southhampton Hospital

The Edie Windsor Visitor Center Hetrick-Martin Institute – HMI

Empowering LGBTQ+ youth

The Edie Windsor & Thea Spyer Coffee Shop At The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center

Supporting, Fostering and Celebrating the LGBTQ+ community

The Thea Spyer Center Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

LGBTQ+ health and wellness

The Edie Windsor Coding Scholarship Lesbians Who Tech+ Allies



proceeds help fund our LGBTQ+ partner organizations

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The Edie Windsor and Thea Spyer Foundation
2 Fifth Avenue, #8A
New York, NY 10011