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Astronaut Sally Ride passed away yesterday at the age of 61, and the obituary for the first American woman in space contained some unexpected news: she was a lesbian. Now after her death, Sally joins a growing list of gay public figures. Anderson Cooper came out publicly earlier this month in Andrew Sullivan's column on The Daily Beast. Anderson said he's always been very open about his sexual orientation with his friends, family, and colleagues, while believing it was none of the public's business.
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