“Inspiring Women” Barbie Dolls Now Include Lesbian Icons Billie Jean King and Sally Ride

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Mattel has rolled out new Inspiring Women Barbie dolls. The inclusive series now includes two lesbian icons: newly-added tennis great Billie Jean King, and astronaut Sally Ride, who came out posthumously and was included in the last set.

The collection also includes jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald, pioneering nurse Florence Nightingale, NASA trailblazer Katherine Johnson, and civil rights great Rosa Parks.

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The series previously announced a couple of women whose sexuality and expression have long resonated among lesbian and bi women: Amelia Earhart and Frida Kahlo.

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By Andrea James

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