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When the Stars (Don't) Come Out

With astronaut and author Sally Ride’s passing at the age of 61 from pancreatic cancer, we are also learning that she was a lesbian. This announcement has been made quietly, coming in the last lines of her obituary with “Ride’s office said she is survived by Tam O’Shaughnessy, her partner of 27 years; her mother, Joyce; her sister, Bear, a niece and a nephew.” The revelation has been met with a bit of pride and a bit of sadness that we didn’t know this information earlier. 366 more words


Outing celebs from the grave...

Outing celebrities and political figures is a thorny subject that I wrestle with myself all the time – well, I should say that I wrestle with the outing celebrities part – not so much the politicians, which is a no-brainer for me. 773 more words