Sara Paretsky is the award-winning author of the V. I. Warshawski detective novels. In 1982, when Sara wrote Indemnity Only, she revolutionized the mystery novel by creating a hard-boiled woman investigator.
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.
Debating who's the greatest at any sport is a tradition as old as time itself. Willie Mays or Mickey Mantle? Michael Jordan or LeBron James? Chris Evert or Martina Navratilova? Muhammad Ali or Joe Frazier? Well, we're here to clear up some of the confusion.
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.
Athletes are acutely aware of the power that food has over the human body. When they're not training or competing, many of them are doing their part to make sure that no one is limited by hunger, malnutrition, or obesity-related health problems.
This week, Archibshop Oscar Cruz of the Philippines said he has no problem with gay men marrying lesbians, because, as he put it, "[t]he anatomy is there." I think this idea is kind of awesome, so in this edition of Weeklings!, I pick the best celebrity lesbian brides for myself.
On April 28, Collins was a respected journeyman backup center. On April 29, he found stardom in the hard and brave act of becoming a hero and role model for sexual minority youth. Lighting a path for others - few stars shine brighter than that.
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives has been busy this week clearing a space for Jason Collins in our LGBT Archival Sports collection alongside the likes of Billy Jean King, Martina Navratilova, and John Amechi, among others.
I think [my greatest accomplishment is] transcending sports, and affecting people outside of sports in a positive way, whether by leaving an oppressive country, or coming out long before it was a popular thing to do –- more than 30 years ago.