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Renee Richards still inspiring

Originally Published: October 3, 2011
By Christina Kahrl | ESPN.com

If you're a transsexual -- as I am -- Renee Richards needs little introduction.

If you're a tennis fan, you may remember her crusade to play against other women in the U.S. Open, which she did in 1977.

But for most Americans, sports fans or not, Richards may be a dimly remembered figure, if at all.

Happily, the documentary "Renee" provides an important reminder of Richards' role as a crucial pioneer, not just within sports but also in society. But it also does more ...

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