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Martina Navratilova

It Takes 5 -- In Honor Of Serena Williams

Peter Doyle | Posted 02.06.2017 | Women
Peter Doyle

Something little-known about Serena is that she is one of five sisters -- the youngest, with one, sadly, murdered. That personal fact is overshadowed...

Martina Navratilova: Sports Governing Bodies Must Take Responsibility For Human Rights

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 10.13.2016 | Sports

WASHINGTON ― The world’s major international sporting organizations must act to prevent human rights abuses around their marquee events, tennis gr...

'Brushback,' A Conversation With Sara Paretsky

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.28.2016 | Home
Mark Rubinstein

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.

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.

Ranking the 20 Greatest American Athletes 50+

Richard Pérez-Feria | Posted 04.09.2015 | Fifty
Richard Pérez-Feria

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.

It's Wedding Bells For Martina Navratilova And Her Longtime Girlfriend

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Tennis ace Martina Navratilova has tied the knot. The Czech-born Navratilova, 58, wed longtime girlfriend Julia Lemigova, 42, on Dec. 15 in New Yo...

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.

Martina Navratilova Proposes To Girlfriend At U.S. Open

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 09.06.2014 | Sports

Martina Navratilova still knows how to rise to the occasion at the U.S. Open. This time, she did it by dropping to one knee. More than 25 years af...

A Conversation with Jason Collins

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 10.24.2014 | Sports
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

Collins stated he thought about coming out during the lockout in 2011 when he had time on his hands and after seeing an "It Gets Better Video" his trainer did.

Olympics Officials Are 'Putting Their Head In The Sand' Over Russian Gay Law, Says Out Athlete

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Tennis star Martina Navratilova and U.S. basketball player Jason Collins said on...

Twenty Athletes Who Are Changing the Way We Eat

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 09.29.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

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.

Weeklings: Gay Men, Pick a Celebrity Lesbian Wife! (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Louis Virtel

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.

Jason Collins, Billie Jean King And Others Get Major Gay Honor In Chicago

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In May, it was announced that the nonprofit National Gay & Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame for gay athletes and allies would be launched in Chicago. A...

A Star Is Born

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

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.

From the Archives: How Coming Out in Professional Sports Has Changed Over the Last 30 Years

Jamie Scot | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jamie Scot

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.

WATCH: Maddow Destroys Politifact

Posted 05.08.2013 | Media

Rachel Maddow has grown infuriated with Politifact multiple times in the past, but the rage she displayed towards her arch-nemesis on her Monday MSNBC...

Tennis Star Martina Navratilova, Among First "Out" Pro Athletes, Congratulates NBA's Jason Collins

Democracy Now! | Posted 07.01.2013 | Sports
Democracy Now!

NBA basketball player Jason Collins swept sports headlines this week when he publicly revealed that he is gay, becoming the first professional male at...

Where Have All the Aaron Kricksteins Gone?

Terry Lyons | Posted 05.05.2013 | Sports
Terry Lyons

Where did all the tennis players go? And, specifically, where are the American tennis players?

Laura Rowley

Martina Navratilova On The Terrifying Step She Took After 50 | Laura Rowley | Posted 09.11.2012 | Fifty

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.

10 Inspirational 50+ Athletes

The Huffington Post | Molly Turner | Posted 07.31.2012 | Fifty

Part of the fun of watching the Olympics are all the inspirational athletes displaying their talents. As our television screens are dominated by the s...

Quinn Slams Carriage Horse Driver's Anti-Gay Remarks

Posted 07.18.2012 | New York

The disturbing video featuring a New York City horse-drawn carriage driver going off on an anti-gay, racist tirade has caught the attention of City Co...

Christiana Lilly

LOOK: What The Smithsonian Wants From South Florida | Christiana Lilly | Posted 06.04.2012 | Miami

A museum in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has something the Smithsonian in Washington wants: a gavel. Sitting in a glass case at the Stonewall National M...

Martina Looks On The Bright Side Of Her 'DWTS' Exit

Posted 03.28.2012 | TV

The morning after she became the first contestant voted off Season 14 of "Dancing With the Stars," Martina Navratilova stopped by "Good Morning Americ...

The First 'DWTS' Casualty Is...

Posted 03.28.2012 | TV

After failing to impress the judges -- and the viewers at home -- Martina Navratilova was the first celebrity contestant eliminated from Season 14 of ...

Official Photos Of The 'DWTS' Cast Members You Don't Know

Posted 05.18.2012 | TV

While we've watched Sherri Shepherd shriek delightfully upon meeting her "Dancing With the Stars" pro for the first time, heard Maks Chmerkovskiy admi...