Billie Jean King looks back on the pressure to stay closeted in the 1970s and the price she paid
It still makes news if a famous person comes out as LGBT but the Earth does not stop turning on its axis. In the 1970s, the decade in which sports and feminist icon Billie Jean King was at the pinnacle of her fame, it seemed like it did. In this candid BBC interview with Sue Barker, Billie talks about what was at stake if she were to come out: the future women’s pro tennis tour! When it comes to self-acceptance, BJK has come a long way baby!