Tag Archive | Billie Jean King

European Commission joins LGBT+ stars as fears COVID-19 fuels inequality

European Commission joins LGBT+ stars as fears COVID-19 fuels inequality

The European Commission (EC) has joined forces with singer Elton John, tennis legend Billie Jean King and actor Sir Ian McKellen, to call for support for the LGBT+ community, warning that inequalities have been exacerbated by the coronavirus crisis. In an opinion piece published simultaneously in Le Monde and the Guardian, the authors, who also […]

Film Review & Trailer: Battle of the Sexes

Film Review & Trailer: Battle of the Sexes

Frances Winston really enjoyed this ‘based on a true story’ film about the famous match between tennis players, Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, which highlighted a disparity in pay between male and female tennis players Directed by: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris –  Starring: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Alan […]

Watch: Putin Defends Anti-Gay Propaganda Law

Watch this abc This Week interview, as Putin defends Russia’s anti-gay propaganda laws, saying Russia has a “softer, liberal approach”. Also expressing their views are journalist and LGBT activist Marsha Gessen, who recently left Russia with her partner and their children, and Billie Jean King, former tennis champion and part of the US delegation to […]

Sochi: Power Grid Unfinished, Billie Jean King Warns Against LGBT Protests

Sochi: Power Grid Unfinished, Billie Jean King Warns Against LGBT Protests

Russia’s energy minister, Alexander Novak, said yesterday that the power grid to facilitate the Sochi Winter Olympics is still being built with only a month to go till the games are due to start. It is estimated that the grid will only come online on January 25, which is only 13 days before the opening […]