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Sally gets her Way

by BAR staff

Photo: Cynthia Laird
Photo: Cynthia Laird  

The Port of Oakland installed a replacement for the long-missing street sign for Sally Ride Way at the Oakland International Airport November 12. As the Bay Area Reporter noted in a recent article, the port commission approved the street sign — named after the first American woman in space — back in 1988, but it apparently went missing as construction took place over the years as leaseholder Federal Express expanded its footprint. Ride died in 2012, and it was only after her death that it was publicly disclosed she was a lesbian.

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