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Long Beach Press Telegram: Legislators to consider giving Long Beach native Billie Jean King the Congressional Gold Medal

The Sydney Morning Herald: Billie Jean King reflects on a lifetime of campaigning: ‘I have a chance to change tennis’

Tennis Australia: King: Australia ‘Made a Difference’

Yahoo!: Billie Jean melts the ice queen Sharapova

My Statement on the Margaret Court Arena

The New York Times: Billie Jean King Says Margaret Court Arena’s Name Should Change

CNN: Billie Jean King: Women ‘feel empowered’

Bustle: Emma Stone’s 2018 Golden Globes Date Is A Legend & It Makes The Night Even More Meaningful

Variety: Emma Stone, Meryl Streep, Laura Dern To Be Accompanied by Activists at Golden Globes

Christiana Care: Game, set, match! A conversation with Billie Jean King

The Hollywood Reporter: How Sara Bareilles Captured Billie Jean King’s Courage in Original ‘Battle of the Sexes’ Song

Los Angeles Times: Golden Globe Nominee Emma Stone Thanks ‘Game-Changing Human Being’ Billie Jean King

Thoughts on My 74th Birthday

Vogue: Emma Stone And Billie Jean King On Battle Of The Sexes, Equality And Role Models

CNBC: 3 tips for balancing personal and professional success, according to Billie Jean King

Out: Out100 Billie Jean King, Lifetime Achievement Honoree

The Guardian: Billie Jean King: ‘Be ahead of your time – that’s what you have to do’

The New York Times: How to Win the Battle of the Sexes Over Pay (Hint: It Isn’t Simple.)

LGBTQ Weekly: Athletic stars call on UN states to protect sexual orientation in Olympic truce

Human Rights Campaign: Billie Jean King Introduces Hillary Clinton at the 2017 HRC National Dinner

The Drum: #BeAGoalKeeper: A Chevrolet Program

Great Day Tampa Bay: Billie Jean King Opens Up About ‘Battle of the Sexes’

LGBT Weekly: Billie Jean King honors humanitarians and celebrates student success at 20th Cal State LA gala

Human Rights Campaign: HRC Announces Full Lineup for the 21st Annual HRC National Dinner

Human Rights Campaign: In “Battle of the Sexes,” Billie Jean King Pursues Equality On and Off the Court

HuffPost: Women’s Sports Foundation hosts Athlete Leadership Connection for athletes, by athletes

Golden Globes: Billie Jean King: Taking on the Battle of the Sexes

Metro: Emma Stone’s ‘Battle of the Sexes’ is a feminist masterpiece that perfectly captures the real fight for equality

PodcastOne: Sound of Success: Billie Jean King

The Tennis Channel: Where Was Home When Billie Beat Bobby?

Newsweek: Athletes Protest Hate: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Billie Jean King Team Up for ADL’s New Sports Council

CNN: Sarah Silverman ‘in awe’ of Billie Jean King, Colin Kaepernick

ESPNW: Pam Shriver: Watching Billie Jean King defeat Bobby Riggs influenced my tennis career

ESPNW: Today’s WNBA players can find inspiration in ‘Battle of the Sexes’

The Rainbow Times: Billie Jean King, Emma Stone & Andrea Riseborough on King’s Landmark Tennis Win for Women and LGBT Rights

espnW: Billie Jean King and Emma Stone on why ‘Battle of the Sexes’ matters now

TED Talks: This Tennis Icon Paved the Way for Women in Sports

Houston Chronicle: ‘Battle of the Sexes’ gets it right – mostly

Tampa Bay Times: ‘Battle of the Sexes’ brings greater appreciation for Billie Jean King

Yahoo Finance: Inclusion Remains a Top Priority for Today’s Evolving Workforce, says new Deloitte – Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative report

Bustle: How Accurate Is ‘Battle Of The Sexes’? Billie Jean King Made Sure The Movie Was As Real As It Gets

Chelsea Handler: Billie Jean King and Emma Stone Interview

Orbitz: 10 travel questions for tennis legend Billie Jean King

Bill Moyers: ‘Battle of the Sexes’ Then — and Now

Sports Illustrated: 44 Years Later, the Battle of the Sexes Returns to the Spotlight

TED Blog: How the ‘Battle of the Sexes’ influenced a generation of men: Billie Jean King’s TEDWomen update

ESPN: Billie Jean King and Emma Stone on tennis imitating life in ‘Battle of the Sexes’

WTA: Billie Jean Extended Interview: Battle of the Sexes

The Tennis Channel: “Battle of the Sexes” Is About Tennis as an Instrument of Social Progress

USA Today: Billie Jean King really wants Emma Stone to win (another) Oscar for ‘Battle of the Sexes’

Late Night with Seth Meyers: Obama Told Billie Jean King the Battle of the Sexes “Changed His Life”

AOL Build: Billie Jean King, Andrea Riseborough & Austin Stowell On The Film, “Battle Of The Sexes”

TODAY: Billie Jean: Making History

Today: Billie Jean is the Queen

Shondaland: Billie Jean King Plays to Win

WTA: Billie Jean, Eternally Curious

Fortune: Lunching with a Legend

New York Daily News: Emma Stone, Elizabeth Shue on importance of bringing Billie Jean King’s ‘Battle of the Sexes’ to the big screen

CBS News: Billie Jean King’s victories, on and off the court

CBS Sunday Morning: Billie Jean King’s victories, on and off the court

CBS News: Emma Stone, Billie Jean King talk about pay equality ahead of “Battle of the Sexes”

The New Yorker: The Married Directors Behind “Battle of the Sexes”

The New York Times Magazine: Billie Jean King Understands Colin Kaepernick

The New York Times: A ‘Battle of the Sexes’ Rages On, More Than 4 Decades Later

USA Today: Billie Jean King, Emma Stone relive history of ‘Battle of the Sexes’

Baseline: Emma Stone opens up on playing King in Battle of the Sexes

ESPN: ICYMI at US Open: Sloane Stephens wins it all, and ‘Battle of the Sexes’ cast is on hand to celebrate her triumph

The Wall Street Journal: Billie Jean King Cannot Be Stopped

LA Times: Billie Jean King and Emma Stone on ‘Battle of the Sexes’ and the Enduring Fight for Equality

Vanity Fair: See Angelina Jolie, Emma Stone, and More in Exclusive Telluride Film Festival Portraits

Marie Claire: “I Want to Learn to Fight Better”: Emma Stone on Politics and Equal Pay

Forbes: Citizen Launches Commemorative Watches Dedicated To 2017 U.S. Open And Billie Jean King

The Cut: Revisiting Nora Ephron on the Artifice of the ‘Battle of the Sexes’

WTA: Billie Jean King: ‘The more you give, the more you get’

Out: Emma Stone, Andrea Riseborough & Billie Jean King on Tennis, Equality & the Battle of the Sexes

Sports on Earth: Winner, All the King’s Meant

New York Times: Plays Tennis Like a Man, Speaks Out Like — Billie Jean King

New York Times: Speak Your Own Truth, on Your Own Terms

The New York Times: Messages to Graduates

NPR: Pioneer Billie Jean King Moved The Baseline For Women’s Tennis

The Washington Post: Billie Jean King Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

ABC News: Billie Jean King, Marc Benioff Talk Workplace Equality

The New York Times: Billie Jean King Calls for Equality in Soccer

The Inquirer: Billie Jean King, 73, but 17 inside, Still Has Plenty to Give

The Huffington Post: Two-Out-Of-Three Isn’t Bad… It’s the Way to Go

The Huffington Post: Billie Jean King Gently Schooled Emma Stone About the Wage Gap

Northwestern University: 2017 Commencement Address by Billie Jean King

The Players’ Tribune: The Era of the Player-Coach

The Players’ Tribune: Don’t Believe Everything You Read

The Players’ Tribune: The Value of Work Ethic

The Players’ Tribune: The Legacy of the Original 9

The Players’ Tribune: The Beauty of Wimbledon

The New York Times: Speak Your Own Truth, on Your Own Terms

The Aspen Institute: Billie Jean King- 2011 Preston Robert Tisch Award in Civic Leadership