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Title IX celebrated on its 40th anniversary

Stanford women's basketball coach Tara VanDerveer Title IX is credited with opening opportunities for female athletes across the nation. It...

Billie Jean King throws out first pitch at Philadelphia Phillies game

Tennis great Billie Jean King threw out the first pitch at today's game between the Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros. King has owned the Philadelphia Freedoms of World Team Tennis since...

The Advocate names three athletes to their Hall of Fame: Kopay, Galindo and BJK

To celebrate its 45th anniversary this year, The Advocate has named one hero for every year the publication has been around. In a powerful statement about the importance of sports in our movement,...

Martina Navratilova and Billie Jean King fire back at Margaret Court's anti-gay statements

Last week, tennis great Margaret Court lashed out against gay people and gay marriage; Her homophobia has become a lasting theme in her retirement. Out lesbians Martina Navratilova and Billie Jean...

Moment #3: Tennis great Billie Jean King outed

Part of Outsports’ series on our 100 most important moments in gay sports history. Tennis, 1981: On Aug. 12, 2009, Billie Jean King was at the White House with 15 other prominent Americans to...

Gareth Thomas, Billie Jean King meet with British prime minister on sports homophobia

Gareth Thomas presents jersey to David Cameron Tennis legend Billie Jean King and rugby's Gareth Thomas were among gay and lesbian athletes...

Billie Jean King to receive Medal of Freedom

Openly gay tennis legend Billie Jean King will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a ceremony on Aug. 12. King and Harvey Milk are the two openly gay people receiving the award in August....

BJK asks Nadal and Federer to support gays

Out tennis legend Billie Jean King talked about her outing and today's gays in tennis with Tennis.com. In addition to saying she knows a couple closeted gay men in tennis, King places the...

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