Out100: Billie Jean King, Lifetime Achievement Honoree

Published to Out on November 12, 2017

The release of “Battle of the Sexes,” a movie chronicling the iconic 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King (played by Emma Stone) and Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell), was something of a nostalgic head trip for legendary player King. “The film helped me stop for a few moments and really appreciate what we did back then,” she says of her pioneering crusade for equal salaries for female athletes and her role in founding the Women’s Tennis Association.

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