To thine own self be true …

Dr. Sally Ride kept her private life private, but choose to come out in her obituary. Her sister, Bear, made the following statement in an interview today:

“The pancreatic cancer community is going to be absolutely thrilled that there’s now this advocate that they didn’t know about. And, I hope the GLBT community feels the same,” Bear Ride, who identifies as gay, said.

First Female U.S. Astronaut, Sally Ride, Comes Out In Obituary

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Sally Ride’s sister, on the quiet acknowledgement of her orientation: “I hope it makes it easier for kids growing up gay.” – Boing Boing

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