Tag Archives: Billie Jean King

PHOTOS: At New York City Pride March 2018

USA Today reports: Thousands of people clad in rainbow colors marched Sunday through Greenwich Village and up Fifth Avenue for the annual Gay Pride parade, a massive celebration of LGBTQ identity. One of this year’s grand marshals is tennis legend Billie Jean King, along with transgender advocate Tyler Ford and the civil rights organization Lambda Legal. Lady Gaga’s “Born This ...

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NYC Pride 2018 Grand Marshal: Billie Jean King

New York City Pride today announced that tennis legend and LGBT activist Billie Jean King will be the grand marshal of this year’s Pride parade. As someone said just now on my Facebook page, “Take THAT, Margaret Court!” Rather interestingly, this year’s parade will also reverse its traditional direction. From the press release: This year’s NYC Pride March also undergoes ...

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TRAILER: To Russia With Love

From the press materials: To Russia With Love, an EPIX Original Documentary about two generations of Olympic LGBT athletes, will make its world premiere on Wednesday, October 29 at 8PM ET. To Russia With Love examines human rights through the lens of LGBT athletes, with iconoclastic athlete and commentator Johnny Weir serving as the viewers’ guide into this world. The ...

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Billie Jean King To Attend Sochi Closing

Billie Jean King was unable to be part of the US delegation to opening ceremonies at Sochi due to to the death of her mother. But yesterday President Obama named her as part of the closing ceremonies delegation. “I will use this trip to honor the memory of my mother and to further my mission of equality,” King said in ...

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Billie Jean King To Miss Sochi Opening Ceremonies Due To Ill Mother

USA Today reports: Billie Jean King, one of three openly gay members on the U.S. delegation for the Sochi Olympics, will miss the opening ceremony Friday because of her mother’s failing health. King said Wednesday she needs to be with her mother and brother “at this difficult time.” “I want to thank President Obama for including me in this historic ...

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Billie Jean King: Our Sochi Olympics Delegation Might Wave Rainbow Flags

In an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Billie Jean King said that the US Sochi delegation might wave rainbow flags. “Maybe we should wave rainbow flags or something, I don’t know,” she said, drawing an analogy to the Black Power salute – a raised fist – given by two American athletes at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. “As long as ...

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White House Announces Sochi Delegation, Obamas & Bidens Will Not Attend

Via press release from the White House: The Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russian Federation will be held on February 7, 2014. The delegation will attend athletic events, meet with U.S. athletes, and attend the Opening Ceremony. The Honorable Janet A. Napolitano, President of the University of California, will lead the delegation. The Honorable Michael ...

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National Gay & Lesbian Sports Hall Of Fame To Induct First Class Of Honorees

Tonight the National Gay & Lesbian Sports Hall Of Fame will induct its first class of honorees in Chicago. Dave Pallone, who was part of Chicago history when he umpired the first night game at Wrigley Field, is returning to Chicago to take part in another chapter of American sports history: His inclusion in the inaugural class of what organizers ...

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Obama Pride: LGBT Celebs Speak Out

Watch this!

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Presidential Medals Of Freedom Awarded To Billie Jean King & Harvey Milk

Accepting Harvey Milk’s posthumous award was his nephew, Stuart Milk.

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Billie Jean King: Not So Fast On My Palin Comment

After her admiring description of Sarah Palin blasted through the LGBT blogosphere today, Billie Jean King has issued a clarification. “Last Friday, reporter from the New York Observer asked me what I thought about Sarah Palin. I told her I thought Sarah Palin was honest and real. I believe that. But, that in no way should be viewed as an ...

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HomoQuotable – Billie Jean King

“Now we’re back to the experience. Remember how they were talking about how the experience for Hillary wasn’t necessary? Do you notice how they’re talking about experience again? I’m just cracking up. I’m just like, whatever! I think Palin’s great. I think she’s awesome. I think she’s honest, I think she’s real.” – Tennis legend Billie Jean King when asked ...

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