Good Morning America – Billie Jean King on Title IX 40th Anniversary

On Monday, June 20, Women’s Sports Foundation founder Billie Jean King appeared on ABC to talk with Robin Roberts and co-hosts about her 50th anniversary at Wimbledon and the Foundation’s kickoff to the 40th anniversary year of Title IX. Billie Jean encouraged friends and fans to “Like” WSF on Facebook and stay tuned for big announcements.

Billie Jean King founded the Women’s Sports Foundation in 1974 just two years after the passing of the landmark legislation. Since then, the Foundation has been committed to keeping the promise of Title IX alive for this and future generations.

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The Mother of Title IX: Patsy Mink

Patsy Mink was one of the principal authors of the Education Amendments of 1972, largely referred to as Title IX, which was later renamed the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act, after her death in 2002.

As the first Asian American woman and woman of color to serve on the United States Congress, she battled gender discrimination and racism from the very start.

Current Male Sports Stars: We Idolized Female Athletes Growing Up

A new piece from Christine Brennan in Thursday's USA Today discusses the influence of female athletes on current male sports stars. Brennan's article shows just how far-reaching Title IX is --- that two of today's sports stars have no problem citing female athletes, not Michael Jordan or Tom Brady, as those who have inspired them most.

Title IX and Sexual Assault on College Campuses

For the last 40 years, we have heralded the incredible changes Title IX has been the catalyst for in sports. But what many people may not know is that Title IX also applies to the handling of sexual assault cases on college campuses, and a rash of recent federal investigations has brought the law and its applications into the media spotlight.