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Glam Slam tournament Australian Open

Glam Slam, Australia’s biggest LGBTIQ tennis tournament, will take place next week at the Australian Open. Offering an authentic tournament experience, Glam Slam will provide participants with the opportunity to compete in an LGBTIQ tennis competition. Tournament director Rowen D’Souza said since the its birth three years ago, the event has “grown out of sight”. …

Navratilova

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 …

Billie Jean King action figure

Toy company FCTRY recently announced the Billie Jean King Action Figure. Tennis player Billie Jean is a 12-time Grand Slam singles champion. The Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative, established by Billie Jean and partner Ilana Kloss, receives a dollar from every sale. The initiative promotes inclusion in the workplace and female leadership. One of the …

Following a major serve from tennis legend Serena Williams, American player Tennys Sandgren has apologised for a gay club tweet he wrote in 2012. “Stumbled into a gay club last night … my eyes are still bleeding #nooneshouldseethat,” he wrote at the time. The apology came after Williams called on Sandgren to apologise for discriminatory …

pat cash

Through no fault of his own, retired Australian tennis great and Wimbledon winner Pat Cash recently copped a serve on social media. The confusion arose during BBC’s live commentary of last night’s Sam Groth-Roger Federer match at the All England club. Many viewers took offence at what they misheard as a gay slur. Cash commented …