Amelie Mauresmo is one of the few elite athletes to come out publicly while still competing. That happened at age 19 after a very successful Australian Open in 1999 – beating top-ranked Lindsay Davenport. Mauresmo attributed her success to finding love and coming to terms with her sexuality.
Mauresmo’s began a life devoted to tennis at age 4, studying the moves of French tennis player Yannick Noah on TV. A child prodigy, she left home at age 11 for training at the best tennis schools in France.
In 1997, Mauresomo turned pro. She won a silver medal at the Athens Games as a member of the French Olympic team, reached #1 ranking in 2004, and won Wimbledon in 2006.
After Mauresmo came out, her fans remained loyal, as did her corporate sponsors such as Nike.
“The Rainbow Minute,” a radio show on WRIR, Richmond Independent Radio, is produced by Judd Proctor and Brian Burns and airs on 97.3 FM every Weekday at 9:03am, 12:30pm and 4:30pm. Listen to the WRIR’s audio stream here.
The Rainbow Minute is produced by Judd Proctor and Brian Burns and airs on 97.3 FM, WRIR Richmond Independent Radio, every Weekday at 7:59 a.m, 12:29 p.m. and 4:59 p.m. Listen to the WRIR’s audio stream here.
The Iridian Gallery at Diversity Richmond is hosting the “Truthful History Heals” exhibit, an artistic re-imagining of Monument Avenue and other historical markers into more accurate representations of history. “Truthful History Heals” was curated by Beth Marschak, a life-long LGBTQ activist and Chair of the Board at Diversity Richmond. ”It started out because I was [...]