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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...

Legendary Sports High Schools: Long Beach Poly


Article and photos chronicling the Long Beach (CA) high school that has produced more NFL players than any other high school, including Eagles WR DeSean Jackson . Other famous alums of the school include Phillies 2B Chase Utley, Tony Gwynn, Billie Jean King, Cameron Diaz and Snoop Dogg.

9/20/1973 - The Battle of the Sexes

In front of the largest television audience ever to watch a tennis match, Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in a contest billed as the "Battle of the Sexes." King's win was a hallmark victory...

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