I look forward to the time when women have participated in the many activities that humans enjoy and we don't see "First U.S. Woman in Space;" and we don't see reference to sexual orientation. She broke difficult ground, "First U.S. Woman in Space, A Lesbian." Doors open, ceilings give way. Human beings flourish when all have opportunity to develop their full capacities and our nation is made stronger.
This was moving for a lot of people. It's one of those situations that slips in through the back door, with no fanfare. No agenda, no marketing, no arguing. Just a great woman who was herself.