The U.S. Navy named a ship for the late astronaut Sally Ride.
President Obama will give the United States’ first woman in space, Sally Ride, who was also a lesbian, the highest award for which a civilian is eligible.
When Sally Ride died just a few days ago, many in the public were surprised to learn that she had been in a 27-year relationship with another woman, Dr. Tam O’Shaughnessy.
If the New York Times is the "paper of record" then it's right now missing a crucial part of that record. It became known that American hero Sally Ride, who passed away this week, had been in a relationship with a woman for more than a quarter-century.
The New York Times' obituary of Sally Ride failed to mention explicitly that she was in a relationship with a woman.
Dr. Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, passed away today after a seventeen-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Dr. Ride is survived by her partner of 27 years, Dr. Tam O’Shaughnessy, who is the COO and Executive Vice President of Sally Ride Science, along with her mother, Joyce, and her sister, Bear.