Billie Jean King "Wasn't Comfortable" until She Was 51

In a candid interview Billie Jean King says she wasn’t comfortable with her sexual orientation until she was 51. “My poor parents were homophobic. I was homophobic” she stated in an interview with Phillip Zonkel. King also explains that she felt she couldn’t have come out in the 1970s because it would have damaged the […]

Out of the Blocks Takes us to the Future

A new sports history timeline, Out of the Blocks, takes us on a tour of LGBT history in sport – from 14 AD to 2018 (yes – that’s 6 years in the future!) Thanks to Tony Bilton, we can now see how LGBT participation has always been a part of sport. The timeline includes some of the […]

Australian Tennis Champ Stubbs backs gay rights protest

Four-time grand slam doubles champion Rennae Stubbs says she fully backs activists showing their support for gay rights at the Australian Open starting next week. Stubbs, who has been open about her homosexuality for six years, said it was only fair that people had the same voice as former Australian great Margaret Court who prompted […]