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Petitioning Tennis Australia

Change the name of the Margaret Court Arena

Homophobia in sport is not ok. Using past sporting glory as a platform to attack people and spread hate and fear is also not ok.

Margaret Court was a fantastic tennis player, however as an evangelical christian minister she has been using her profile to spread homophobia and hatred. In a country where we know 30% of same-sex attracted teens will attempt suicide and acts of serious self-harm (more than twice the 14.5% of straight teens) we ask that Tennis Australia withdraw their implicit support of Ms Court's media campaign against homosexuals.

While we welcome Tennis Australia's press release - we look to you for action. There are many other female tennis greats who bring our nation together, whose name should be on this arena (for instance Evonne Goolagong-Cawley) whose name will not be a reminder of homophobia in sport.

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