Microsoft has included Edith Windsor
and Diana Nyad in a video celebrating the heroic women of 2013.
In October, Nyad, 64, became the first
person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. The openly
gay Nyad swam for nearly 54 hours and 110 miles to reach the Florida
coast, where she was greeted by dozens of supporters and American and
Gay Pride flags.
“To Diana Nyad, who persevered,” is
captioned in the 60-second video over an image of Nyad during her
Windsor is the 84-year-old widow who
sued the federal government for not recognizing her marriage to
another woman and won. Her Supreme Court case brought an end to the
Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and led to federal recognition of the
marriages of gay couples. The case is also being cited in dozens
cases challenging similar state bans, including recent rulings in
Utah and Ohio.
An image of Windsor outside the Supreme
Court is captioned with “To Edith Windsor, who won a victory for
Also included in the video for Bing,
the company's search engine, are Malala Yousafzai, the late Margaret
Thatcher, Adrianne Haslet-Davis, Gabrielle Giffords, the women on the
front lines, Janet Yellen, Antoinette Tuff, Angela Merkel and Deb
Cohan. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit
our video library for more videos.)