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Sally Ride dies at 61

Discussion in 'Current Events, World News, & LGBT News' started by solarcat, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. solarcat

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    Sadly, Sally Ride has passed away due to pancreatic cancer.
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    Apparently, not only was she the first woman in space, she may have been the first lesbian in space, too. Her relationship with her partner, Tam O'Shaughnessy, lasted 27 years.
     
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    Thanks for the info. Sad, and her partner is in my thoughts, but it's kind of nice to know. She was/is a great role model.
     
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    Sally Ride is/was awesome! She was like the Amelia Earhart of the 1980s (turns out Ride's death day is the same as Earhart's birthday...).

    I had no idea she was a lesbian either until today. I saw that her obituary merely mentioned that she was survived by her partner, a female woman lady. I'm glad her outing was not contrary to any other obituary: it helps to normalize lesbian relationships, I think.
     
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    I'm happy and I'm sad at the same time, because she was able to accomplish so much but died so young. Being in space and working at NASA is a total dream of mine so stories like hers are inspiring, even if just a little.
     
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    Sad to hear....I'll admit second there I thought it said Sally Field, but still a very sad day.
     
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    She is a true American hero and has inspired me in so many ways. She died surrounded by loved ones and has taken her rightful place amongst the stars.