“When William F. Buckley showed up to speak at Stanford, drawing legions of conservatives in suits, Maddow helped organize a protest with signs that read, “Thank you for wearing a suit and tie in support of gay rights.” When she won a Rhodes scholarship – the first out lesbian to ever have done so – Maddow was invited to give a speech to a local group that promoted women’s leadership. She titled her speech “The difference between leadership and winning things.””
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