Rename the Margaret Court Arena the Evonne Goolagong Arena.

I acknowledge and respect Margaret Court as the Tennis Champion she has been, and as a fellow Christian, I respect her beliefs. However, I have a problem when someone like Margaret Court uses their name, platform, and religion to demonize a whole community, who already face discrimination, violence and hate, I'm sorry, but I would never associate a building with someone like her. I do hope that they change the stadium's name, because if I ever come down to see the Australian Open, and one of my favorite players has a match on that court, I would rather keep my pride and not set a toe in a tennis stadium, whose name is associated with hate. Also, let me make it clear that I'm American, and one of our greatest tennis legends is also a strong advocate and member of the LGBTQ+ Community. So from an ally to the LGBTQ+ Community of Australia, I'm with you all, you have my support!

Paul Stallings, Marietta, GA, United States
7 months ago
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