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The Australian Open has made available two new gender-neutral toilets for the first time at Rod Laver Arena, the same day as Margaret Court made her return to venue Melbourne Park. Well, this is awkward. The tennis champion turned pastor is in Melbourne to celebrate the 50th anniversary of her 1970 quadruple Grand Slam victory. …

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A WA venue that hired out a function room for a Margaret Court event has donated proceeds to a queer youth counselling group. The tennis star turned minister spoke at a private function on Monday at the Esplanade Hotel in Busselton, south of Perth. The event was hosted by the group Tennis Seniors WA, of …

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Martina Navratilova tweeted yesterday accusing Margaret Court of “hiding behind her Bible” and calling her “pathetic in every way.” The tweets come after Court attacked LGBTIQ people in her Sunday sermon in Perth, specifically taking aim at the trans community. Court last year argued for Tennis Australia to mark the 50th anniversary of her grand …

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In her last sermon for 2019, retired tennis player and now pentecostal minister Margaret Court attempted to hit a moonball at Tennis Australia. Court is controversial for her vocal opposition to LGBTIQ rights and same-sex marriage. Previously, Court demanded Tennis Australia formally welcome her to Melbourne Park to celebrate the 50th anniversary of her grand …

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Margaret Court will appear as a “special guest” at the 2020 Australian Open, Tennis Australia has said while also denouncing her anti-LGBTIQ views in an eloquent open letter. Court, who is now a pastor in Perth, won 24 grand-slam single titles in her career. In 1970, she won the Australian Open, Wimbledon, French Open and …

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The New South Wales parliament has backed a motion from Mark Latham to honour the sporting career of controversial tennis legend Margaret Court. The One Nation NSW leader moved the motion in the state’s Legislative Council on Wednesday, with MPs voting for it. The motion celebrates her achievements, recognises the upcoming 50th anniversary of her …

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Controversial Australian tennis legend Margaret Court has called out Tennis Australia over an upcoming tribute to her sporting achievements. Court finished her career with 24 grand slam singles titles, the most in history. She said Tennis Australia should properly honour the upcoming 50th anniversary of her Grand Slam year. Court told the Sydney Morning Herald …

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Troye Sivan has joked about the “gay agenda” while performing at the venue named after homophobic tennis legend Margaret Court. The singer is on the local leg of his Bloom Tour in Australia and New Zealand, which wrapped in Melbourne on Wednesday night. Talking to the crowd, Troye Sivan joked about pushing the “gay agenda” …

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Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has described Anna Wintour’s comments as “a bit tacky” after she slammed both Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Margaret Court. Speaking in Melbourne on Thursday, the Vogue editor-in-chief said Prime Minister Scott Morrison appeared “backward in all senses” on LGBTIQ issues. She also described herself as ‘alarmed’ by his record. …

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Australian tennis great Margaret Court has won this year’s Golden GLORIA award for comments deemed to be the most homophobic in the last 12 months. The GLORIAs — the Gay and Lesbian Outrageous, Ridiculous, and Ignorant Awards — are organised by New South Wales Greens MP Penny Sharpe, and highlight the year’s the worst anti-LGBTIQ …

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