Billie Jean King

More about Billie Jean King, the lesbian tennis great who beat bobby Riggs in a September 1973 "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match. King was a vocal advocate for women's equal pay and equal rights and her match against Riggs was symbolic of women's struggle for equality. She founded the Women's Tennis Association and Women's Sports Foundation. Billie Jean King made headlines in 1998 when she came out of the closet. In 2000 she served as the first openly gay coach of the United States women's tennis team.
Gay at the Games: Billie Jean King Makes Her Mark

Gay at the Games: Billie Jean King Makes Her Mark

Tennis legend Billie Jean King says it's time for the IOC to consider potential host countries' laws when selecting the next location of the games.

Billie Jean King Will Head To Sochi

Billie Jean King Will Head To Sochi

After the death of her mother, King will participate in the closing ceremony of the Sochi Winter Games.

WATCH: 'There Will Be' an Openly Gay U.S. President, Says Billie Jean King

WATCH: 'There Will Be' an Openly Gay U.S. President, Says Billie Jean King

The groundbreaking moment won't come in her lifetime, but it will come, King tells Harry Smith on Meet the Press.

WATCH: Billie Jean King Comes Out Swinging on <em>Colbert Report</em>

WATCH: Billie Jean King Comes Out Swinging on Colbert

Billie Jean King tells Stephen Colbert that she's not afraid to face Vladimir Putin in the interrogation room.

Putin's Top Priority: 'Equal Terms' for Olympic Athletes

Putin's Top Priority: 'Equal Terms' for Olympic Athletes

The Russian president says his nation is most concerned with producing a smooth-running Winter Olympics where all athletes are treated equally.

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