This. Is. AWESOME!!!
The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network will be giving Jason Collins the Courage Award at the end of this month at the GLSEN Respect Awards for being the first openly gay, active athlete in the NBA, MLB, NFL, or NHL!
Executive Director Dr. Eliza Byard says they are THRILLED to be honoring Jason, saying:
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Elton John will be having his 20th annual Mylan WTT Smash Hits next week along with longtime friend, Billie Jean King.
The charity event will benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force.
Sir Elton said:
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Well, at least she wins at tennis!
Martina performed a Jive with parter Tony Dovolani that failed to meet Dancing With The Stars standards, and became the first celebrity contestant to leave the show's fourteenth season.
Poor thing was just finding her stride…if only she could have jived a teensy bit harder, perhaps she could have stuck it out??
Ch-ch-check out Martina's losing performance (above) and judge for yourself!!
Which dancing duo are U rooting for??
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Martina Navratilova is not only a world-class tennis champion, she's a champion for human rights!
Before participating in a legends’ doubles match on Sunday at the Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne, Australia, the 55-year-old spoke in favor of same-sex marriage in response to some ignorant comments made by Margaret Court.
Shortly before the tournament, the 69-year-old former Australian Open champion told reporters:
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Tennis champ Martina Navratilova was forced to pull out of her bid to climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro after she was hospitalized for high altitude pulmonary oedema.
Navratilova was part of a 27-strong team, who planned on climbing the mountain to raise funds for the Laureus World Sports Academy, which uses sports to help with positive social change.
Unfortunately, four days into her journey, she fell ill and was hospitalized at Nairobi Hospital in Kenya after fluid was found in her lungs.
Navratilova is said to be saddened that she will be unable to finish the journey. She continued:
"I'm disappointed not to be able to complete this amazing journey. It was something that I have wanted to do for so long, but it was not to be. I am so pleased that we got it going and I will be watching and waiting for news from the climb when they reach the summit."
It must feel terrible to have to end her quest early, especially since it's for charity. We wish her the best and hope for a speedy recovery.
[Image via WENN.]
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This is so sad.
Tennis legend Martina Navratilova has been diagnosed with a form of non-invasive breast cancer, called DCIS.
Thankfully, she and her doctors detected the disease early during a routine mammogram, and she's expected to make a full recovery!
"I cried. It knocked me on my ass, really. I feel so in control of my life and my body, and then this comes, and it's completely out of my hands. I went four years between mammograms. I let it slide. Everyone gets busy, but don't make excuses. I stay in shape and eat right, and it happened to me. Another year and I could have been in big trouble."
We're relieved that she went when she did and caught it in time!
Navratilova has already had a lumpectomy and plans to begin six weeks of radiation therapy, starting in May.
We wish her the best of luck during this difficult time. Stay strong, bb!
[Image via AP Images.]
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