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Renee Richards

Thinking of Caitlyn Jenner, Remembering Renee Richards

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 06.04.2016 | Sports
Jonathan Weiler

Raskin became Renee in 1975 and eventually decided to play professionally as a woman, which she did with a good deal of success between 1977 and 1981 (by which time she was 47). Richards faced a storm of controversy, befuddlement and derision for who she was.

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...

What's Six-Love Got to Do With It?

Charlie Carillo | Posted 10.24.2012 | New York
Charlie Carillo

The start of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York is always a nostalgic time for me, as I look back on all those lovely female tennis players who slept in my bed over the years.

Laura Gottesdiener

Game, Sex, Match: 'Renée' Explores Controversial Life of Tennis Star

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Gottesdiener | Posted 06.27.2011 | Sports

In 1976, Renée Richards walked onto the court of the La Jolla tennis championship as an unknown housewife from Southern California. Her 6-foot-2-inch...

Girl Interrupted on the Track

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roger I. Abrams

Caster Semenya's brilliant performance in the women's 800 meters race caused critics to regurgitate decades-old slanders traditionally directed at women who appear too manly.