Sally Ride, the first woman astronaut, was gay

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  1. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    She lived her life full of joy... great thing for her and hopefully people see her example


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  2. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    I'm not sure i'm comfortable sending Gays into Space.















    jk :p Sally Ride you were an amazing woman. Godspeed.
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. So what if she was gay?
     
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    Along the same lines as her being celebrated as a woman I guess. Considerable barriers exist (and existed even more so historically) and it's good to have such positive role models for women and gays.
     
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    Exactly what I wanted to say. :)
     
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    them evil gays! first they take over san francisco and now space! :p
     
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    It matters because a lot of people think we're criminal and worthless. To be an astronaut is a huge accomplishment. But many people try to make us look worthless.
     
  9. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    Her being gay had precisely what to do with her being an astronaut?
     
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    She was very handy when it came to repairs... anyone? Anyone?
     
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    Didn't we just know that somebody was going to point this out? Sally Ride is a true American hero, her sexuality has nothing to do with anything, and was nobody's business but her own.:mad:

    Rest in Peace Sally...

    Sorry Lee, wasn't an anti quote!!!
     
  13. Queso macrumors G4

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    None at all. However, considering the current culture war going on against American LGBTs it doesn't hurt to remind the nation's people that one of their aspirational figures was amongst the group so many amongst them like to denigrate. It may help to prompt a few of those currently opposed to equality to reconsider their position, which would be a good thing.

    LGBTs don't live in a special segregated society apart from everyone else. We're part of the whole. Our achievements are society's achievements, just as those of the het population are.
     
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    Well said!! People who aren't gay or who haven't hung around with and stood up for gay rights a long time, don't understand that. To them, it's..."she was gay, so what". And it's nice we are getting to the point where people are saying so what, but for a very long time, it was thought that gay people didn't contribute anything at all to society.... never mind the past artist and composers who were gay throughout history and gave us some of the world's most treasured works. Things like this show, that in fact, gay people contribute a lot to society and in some cases like this, can even be a trailblazer. In several ways it turns out.
     
  15. Andeavor macrumors 6502

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    I wonder how many bigots out there know the guy who created the computer was gay and that this poor fellow took his life because he wouldn't be accepted as the person he was born.

    Well, he was important or we wouldn't be communicating like this...
     
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    So what???

    This was already covered in Current Events.

    No need to politicize it now, especially after her passing.

    You can, however, discuss the abysmal treatment of her life-partner, by the Federal Government, with my blessing.

    ;)
     
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    OMG- they are everywhere! ;)
     
  18. leekohler macrumors G5

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    It's important because younger generations need role models and people to look up to.
     
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    We should people look up to being a certain sexuality?
     
  20. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Reverse it. You should not automatically look down upon them...
     
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    Seriously? You really don't get it, do you?

    People still to this day try to paint us as perverts, child molesters and people who are bad for society in general. When people see that we're just as capable of doing great things as anyone else, it helps us dispel that perception.
     
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    I don't. I couldn't possibly care less.

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    I guess not. I don't see why what gender you are, race you are, or sexuality you are has to do with anything in the entire world. It's dumb to use that as some sort of defining characteristic, and it's much worse to try and be "different" based on such characteristics. If you are a woman and you like women, cool, do your thing. I don't care and I don't want to hear about it, it matters not.
     
  23. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    It matters because there are groups trying to force a ballot initiative in California forbidding the teaching of contributions to society by gay people.

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    Tell you what - when every single Republican shuts the hell up about their heterosexual family and you make damn sure you never, ever mention who you're dating, married to, then and only then will I give a flying ******* what you care to hear about.

    Come to think of it, I think I should devote my life to making it illegal for you specifically to marry.

    Why should you care, after all?

    And by the way - why do we see you on every single thread about gay issues? For something you couldn't care less about, you seem oddly invested in making sure everyone knows just how much you're not interested in the subject,

    Your slip is showing.
     

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