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Billie Jean King

World Basketball’s Governing Body To Reconsider Whether Players Can Wear Hijabs

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 01.26.2017 | Sports

Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir was a top basketball player in high school and a star Division 1 NCAA player at the University of Memphis. And she did it all whil...

Becoming Warren Buffett on HBO: Portrait of a Good Man

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.20.2017 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

On inauguration eve, a different man of wealth was feted at MoMA, at a special screening of Becoming Warren Buffett. HBO's Richard Pepler described th...

The Battle Of The Sexes

Tom Allon | Posted 10.11.2016 | Politics
Tom Allon

The shattering sound we will hear on the night of November 8th will come from the glass ceiling that has held so many women back in America.

Billie Jean King Made History 43 Years Ago Today

ESPN | James Nichols | Posted 09.20.2016 | Queer Voices

Billie Jean King won six Wimbledon singles championships and four U.S. Open titles. She was ranked No. 1 in the world five years. She defeated such ma...

The Millennial Majority are driving transformation

Laura Dunn | Posted 09.19.2016 | Business
Laura Dunn

Millennials are the majority of the workforce, with more than half of them already ascending into leadership roles and transforming business. A new wh...

Sport and Society for Arete -NBA Finals, Summitt and Howe

Richard Crepeau | Posted 07.05.2016 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

It is always a surprise to me that so much can happen in SportsWorld in only two weeks. It was just over two weeks ago that I left for Canada and the ...

LPAC Talks NYC Comedy Event "Levity & Justice for All" June 16th (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 06.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This fabulous must-attend event features an all-star line-up of lesbian comics and activists.

Emma Stone Looks Exactly Like Billie Jean King In New Tennis Movie

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.15.2016 | Entertainment

Emma Stone and Steve Carrell are currently filming "Battle of the Sexes," a movie based on the incredible 1973 tennis match in which the No. 2 ranked ...

When It Comes To Sports, The 'Bro Code' Rules

Lyndsey D'Arcangelo | Posted 04.04.2016 | Sports
Lyndsey D'Arcangelo

Call it "bro code" (and yes, I cringe every time I say it), call it whatever you want. It doesn't matter. It's on display everywhere you turn -- in politics, business, higher education, Twitter -- everywhere. But it's especially blatant in sports.

Billie Jean King Urges The NFL To Step Up Its Game For Women

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.05.2017 | Sports

SAN FRANCISCO -- Tennis legend Billie Jean King called on the NFL to commit to gender diversity on Thursday, pressing league officials to "be in it fo...

It's Still 'Game on' for Billie Jean King

Lori Sokol | Posted 01.25.2017 | Business
Lori Sokol

It is the tennis court that has long provided King with a platform to create change. But where does the answer to achieving gender equality ultimately lie? King believes it's up to the Millennial generation.

Cyndi Lauper Responds To Trump's Call To Ban Muslims From U.S.

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 12.10.2015 | Entertainment

Cyndi Lauper has responded to Donald Trump's controversial call to ban Muslims from entering the country, saying there are "other things that are goin...

Billie Jean King Thinks Serena Williams Is The Best Tennis Player Of All Time

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 09.10.2015 | Sports

Real recognize real. Billie Jean King demonstrated the tennis version of "it takes one to know one" on Wednesday while speaking to HuffPost Live's Ze...

Billie Jean King Thinks Criticizing Female Athletes' Bodies Is 'Pathetic'

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 09.10.2015 | Women

Billie Jean King is sick of hearing people bash female athletes' bodies. The tennis icon joined Zerlina Maxwell on HuffPost Live to discuss the recent...

A Woman's Place is on the Football Field:
How NWFL Quarterback Barbara O'Brien Defied the Odds in a Pre-Title IX World

Purpose2Play | Posted 08.27.2016 | Sports
Purpose2Play

When you think of female sports pioneers, you probably think of Wilma Rudolph, Nancy Lieberman or Billie Jean King -- women of the pre-Title IX age who made the road a little easier for the athletes who followed. It's about time you added the name "Barbara O'Brien" to that list.

She Can Serve - and Lob!

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 06.14.2016 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Serena Williams just won her 20th Grand Slam tennis tournament. This amazing performance has her following in the footsteps of some tennis women greats who came before her. Match the woman with her accomplishment.

A Love Letter to LGBT Progress

Kent Reiersgaard | Posted 06.07.2016 | Queer Voices
Kent Reiersgaard

I doubt the people who took a stand on a hot summer evening at the Stonewall Inn knew their acts of defiance would usher in a new era of LGBT rights. Oh how I wish we could go back to that day in 1969 to tell all those people what was ahead.

197,000 Fans View 'Bad Boy' Nick Kyrgios's #VolleyingChallenge - He Nominates Andy Murray & Serena Williams to "Go to the Wall Against Cancer"

Paul Sanderson | Posted 05.08.2016 | Impact
Paul Sanderson

New 20-year-old Aussie tennis sensation Nick Kyrgios has come perilously close to being defaulted for language and/or racquet and ball abuse at the US Open, the Australian Open, where John McEnroe was famously defaulted in 1990, and the Estoril Open in Portugal.

A Court (Finally) Seeks Justice for the Women in Long-Ago Rapes

Lonna Saunders | Posted 06.01.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

Perhaps our 50 state legislatures should look to South Africa's lead and re-examine their state statutes of limitations on rape and sexual assault.

From the Heartwarming Real Story Behind the ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge to the Cancer #VolleyingChallenge

Paul Sanderson | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
Paul Sanderson

I began looking into the ice-bucket challenge because I was thinking of launching a challenge of my own. It turns out that it originated as the Cold Water Challenge. It was to donate to cancer research or jump into cold water. But my challenge is a bit different.

Billie Jean King - Rallying for a New Equality

Lori Sokol | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lori Sokol

Currently, there is no U.S. federal law that adequately protects lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) workers from employment discrimination. But King has no plans to retire, at least not off the court.

Sport as Socio-Political Institution

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.03.2015 | Sports
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Perhaps, as time goes by, as more pioneers break racial, sexual, gender, religious, ethnic, language, and other barriers, athletes' very being may one day have diminished political implications, but sport has always been and will forever have political consequences and possibilities.

From Desperation to Education

Lori Sokol | Posted 01.30.2015 | Impact
Lori Sokol

The Women's Forum created The Education Fund in 1987 to provide annual awards to encourage mature women in need to fulfill their potential through the pursuit of an undergraduate college education.

Bottom Line: It's All About Inclusion

Billie Jean King | Posted 01.19.2015 | Impact
Billie Jean King

Ninety million people worldwide watched me step onto the tennis court to defeat Bobby Riggs in the "Battle of Sexes" 41 years ago. Looking back, my victory was more than a point of athletic pride -- it was about social change, part of a growing movement that showed women were equal to men.

10 Things I Learned From Having Brunch With Billie Jean King at the 2014 Out & Equal Workplace Summit

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I attended the 16th annual Out & Equal Workplace Summit at Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco, California. There were more than 3,000 attendees from 30 different countries. Billie Jean King spoke at the brunch plenary on election day, Nov. 4. Here are 10 things I learned about Billie Jean King.