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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.

The out trailblazer talks about the epiphany she had as a 12-year-old that changed her life.

August 17 2021 8:00 AM

The tennis legend also weighs in on the concept of fluid sexuality. 

August 11 2021 11:32 AM

The lesbian tennis legend called for greater acceptance, less stigma, and help for sufferers.

March 08 2021 1:53 PM

For International Women's Day, learn how this lesbian icon took a stand for fair pay over 50 years ago.

March 08 2021 1:13 PM

The action figure of the tennis legend is modeled after her look when she beat Bobby Riggs in the infamous Battle of the Sexes. 

August 08 2019 6:10 PM

"It’s important for me to always fight for equality," says the six-time Ladies European Tour champ.

December 10 2018 9:31 PM

The out tennis icon and her partner bought an undisclosed percentage of the baseball team.

September 22 2018 8:28 PM