North Carolinian Elizabeth Edwards, wife of former U.S. Sen. and presidential candidate John Edwards, passed away today at the age of 61. She had battled breast cancer for six years.

In remembrance, a look back to her speech at a 2007 Human Rights Campaign dinner in San Francisco.

Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.