Tennis legend Billie Jean King is serving up two new projects: On April 20 in Beverly Hills the Women’s Sports Foundation (founded by King in 1974) holds the first annual Billie awards program. And King has an endorsement with RainbowVision resort retirement communities for LGBT folks and friends. The Santa Fe, N.M., site opened last November; the Palm Springs, Calif., site, set to open in 2008, includes the Billie Jean King Fitness Center and Spa.
In this first installment of The Advocate’s exclusive new series, the author talks about how her wife, her gay male friends, and the movie Transamerica inspired her to reach out to you, our readers, to answer all your questions about being transgender, whether you were afraid to ask or not
A stop at the notoriously antigay university in Tulsa, Okla., results in a few arrests and some off-campus dialogue. But Oral Roberts did such a thorough job of closing itself off, this rider fears some local folks didn’t even get a chance to make up their own minds.
As the new director for the National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Kevin Fenton brings not only nearly 15 years of experience as a physician working in public health in his native Great Britain but also his experiences as a gay man of color—a member of one of the populations hardest hit by HIV/AIDS. In his new job Fenton oversees behavioral surveillance, prevention, and testing intervention for HIV and other diseases.
Tori Spelling’s had quite a morning. Before chatting with us about her VH1 series, so noTORIous, based on her real life, the former 90210-er shot a scene opposite Charo. “We got her to play the guitar and go ‘Coochie-coochie-coo,’ ” boasts the eternally game actress. Sounds like our kind of show. “Just wait,” Spelling promises. “There’s also a scene of me at an all-black church singing with the choir.” Tori Hallelujah!