Washington Post Op-Ed Gives Different Perspective on Sally Ride, Her Partner, and Her Family
When Sally Ride, the first woman in space, 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. Some outlets included Dr. O’Shaughnessy’s name with little context to the extent and nature of their relationship. As GLAAD has previously noted, the best information about Sally Ride’s relationship has come from Buzzfeed’s Chris Geidner. Now, another, more personal reflection offers a unique perspective on Sally Ride’s life, her family, and their work for LGBT justice.