Sporting arenas should be places of absolute inclusion.
Margaret Court is using her past sporting success as a platform to peddle homophobia. This is damaging and hurtful to the LGBTIQ community and sends the wrong message to kids playing sport.
Homophobia in sport is never ok.
While we welcome Melbourne and Olympic Parks statement of support for the LGBTIQ community, the name ‘Margaret Court Arena’ is now firmly associated with bigotry and intolerance.
LGBTIQ kids watching or playing tennis or attending the Australian Open should be made to feel welcome and comfortable. We need to change the name.
Join us in writing to Melbourne and Olympic Parks management to #ChangeTheCourt.