On Wednesday, cartoonist [and former LN cover] Alison Bechdel was named one of 21 new MacArthur Fellows.
[caption id="attachment_1037" align="alignright" width="341"] Alison Bechdel via Lesbian News, September 2003[/caption]
Bechdel’s name may be familiar to you from her
31 years ago today astronaut Sally Ride became the first American woman to fly in space. Almost two years ago, after Dr. Ride's death, it was revealed that she had been with her female partner, Tam O'Shaugnessy, for 27