Monday, October 05, 2015

Athlete Ally to Honor Dr. Renée Richards

Tickets available now HERE.

Excited to read transsexual tennis pioneer Dr. Renée Richards, as well as Grant Hill and Salesforce, will be recognized at this year's Athlete Ally Action Awards.

From a release:
Dr. Renée Richards is both a highly respected tennis champion and highly respected doctor. Her tennis career spans decades, and she successfully changed policies within the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and the United States Open Committee to make both organizations more transgender-inclusive.  
“Renée is a pioneer in the LGBT community and as she made the decision to be her authentic self, all she asked was that we accept her and include her,” said Billie Jean King, tennis champion and founder of the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative. “With tennis as platform, and as a successful ophthalmologist, Renée has continued to champion equality for all. She is truly a visionary and leader for athletes of all sexual orientations and gender identities. She helped all of us be more comfortable in our own skin and she is so deserving of the Athlete Ally Action Award.”
Her onetime protege, Martina Navratilova, received the honor last year.


Daniel Paul said...

Great for her to receive this honor, but should she be refereed to as "transgender" and not "transsexual"

Kenneth M. Walsh said...

That's not her preference.

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