I don't even get why we have to call out someone's gender/sexual preference/sex at all; what's wrong with "Here's Katie Bouman, the scientist who was responsible for..." or "Here's Dave Smith, the astronomer who..."
Why is it relevant to the story whether the person is male, female, gay or straight, presenting as male or female? Similarly unimportant whether the person is Sikh, Muslim, Christian or Hindu. White, brown or black. What's important to the story is their job and the role they played in the thing being reported. Astronomer. Scientist. Team Leader. Project Manager. Whatever.
Oh - except of course when we're trying to redress a ridiculous balance in favour of old white men with no redeeming features.