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Space is queer

24 Jun 2021

I’m reading this interview with Sally Ride’s partner, Tam O’Shaughnessy, about their relationship and their decision to come out as a couple near the end of Ride’s life, and I’m crying.

The first American woman in space was queer. You can’t take that from us. You can try and lie and hide it, but we know it’s true.

Happy Pride. Space is queer.

Bonus link: Sally Ride’s oral history of her time in the Astronaut Corps for the Johnson Space Center.

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