President Obama sending lesbian sports icon Billie Jean King to Olympics in Sochi

Billie Jean King, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009, is part of the delegation that will be representing the US at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

King, 70, is not only one of the world’s most famous athletes, she’s also one of the world’s most famous lesbians and a tireless advocate for LGBTI and gender equality.

“Honored to represent USA in Sochi and I hope these Olympics will be a watershed moment for the universal acceptance of all people,’ King tweeted Tuesday (17 December) evening.

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