Apparently Sally Ride came out in her obituary.

I like that America has continued to realize that the LGBT community does in fact comprise quite a few celebrity-types, historical figures, and overall above average folk, but I hate that a) Ms. Ride felt she had to keep this a secret for so long, and that b) these outings continue to be so newsworthy.

I hope that American society on the whole will begin to realize that there are a lot of LGBT folks around (some rich and famous, some living in your neighborhood, even some in your acquaintance), and that it’s not a big deal.