Renée Richards

United States
Born: 1934
Renée Richards  is an American ophthalmologist, author and former professional tennis player. She was denied entry into the 1976 US Open by the United States Tennis Association, citing an unprecedented women-born-women policy. She disputed the ban, and the New York Supreme Court ruled in her favor in 1977. This was a landmark decision in favor of transsexual rights.

 

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