On 8 August 2021, the Boston Globe newspaper published an excellent article entitled "The Unpaid Debt to a Pioneering Olympian" authored by Sonia K. Katyal. Sonia is Associate Dean for Faculty Research at the University of California, Berkeley.
This article is well-timed to coincide with the unprecedented levels of participation (and successes) of openly LGBTQ+ athletes at the just-completed Tokyo Olympics. The article contrasts this situation with the mean-spirited lawsuit filed by the United States Olympic Committee against Tom Waddell (and his co-founders) over the use of the term "Gay Olympics." This contrast is stark.
This article is being shared with the permission of the Boston Globe.
You may read the PDF below or read the article online HERE (requires an online subscription).
Boston Globe Waddell Article 8-8-21.pdf