Edie Windsor. It is impossible to condense her life and achievements into one small page on the web. Suffice it to say, do a search for her name in any mainstream or small independent site and her accomplishments will come to light like a map of the constellations.
Aside from her larger-than-life image, she was just a regular person. She lived in the city and on the south fork, she was good friends with NFWFWFer Karen Sauvigné (who saw her through till the end), she loved to dance and cut a mean rug at the annual NFWFWF Auction — and we would have missed her as much without all the hoopla that surrounded her.
Here are a few links of note, but, if you dare, do a search for her name and see the thousands of pages that come up.