I was sad to learn that Sally Ride had passed away this week, she was such a role model to my generation to know that women really can a "man's job". I really didn't react to the news that she was lesbian, until I read this opinion piece from CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/26/opinion/darrah-sally-ride-lesbian/index.html?hpt=op_t1 
The piece talks about how some opinions are that she let down the LGBT community by not coming out that she was gay, which the author disagreed with. She talks about how it was a different world 30 years ago, and it didn't surprise her that she wasn't public about that side of her life. It makes me wonder if she would have been the first woman in space if it was known that she was gay. She might not have had the same legacy if she was open about her sexuality.
Do you think that women today are still hesitant to come out as gay in today's workforce? Do you think that's it's more acceptable in some industries versus others?