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You’ve got mail! Perth’s queer community’s message to Margaret Court

You’ve got mail! Perth’s queer community’s message to Margaret Court

Religious leader, the Reverend Margaret Court, received some mail from Perth’s LGBTI+ community, their friends and families this week. Hundreds of people voiced their thoughts about the outspoken minister’s comments about gay people, marriage equality and transgender people at The Court Hotel’s recent ‘Love All’ celebration. Now the letters and petitions people filled in have […]

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Sigur Rós to raise funds for marriage equality at Court Arena

Sigur Rós to raise funds for marriage equality at Court Arena

Icelandic post-rockers Sigur Rós have announced their support of marriage equality ahead of a scheduled appearance at the Margaret Court Arena next month. The band have responded to comments from the arena’s namesake against equal marriage rights and the LGBTQIA+ community in Australia, celebrating their own nation’s progress in a public statement. “Our next Melbourne show […]

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Concerns over Margaret Court should be taken seriously

Concerns over Margaret Court should be taken seriously

OPINION   For many people, hearing the name Margaret Court provokes thoughts of a tennis court and a great Australian sporting champion. For many LGBTI people, the name Margaret Court makes us think of a religious leader who has made unfounded, insulting and often ridiculous claims about our sexuality and families. The calls for Melbourne’s […]

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Margaret Court says QANTAS is intimidating people

Margaret Court says QANTAS is intimidating people

Margaret Court, the head of Perth’s Victory Life Church has argued that QANTAS is intimidating people by publicly voicing support for marriage equality. The former Tennis champion said she believes “normal people” do not support same sex couples being allowed to wed. Court appeared on Channel Ten’s The Project following two days of controversy that was […]

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Turnbull on Margaret Court: Celebrate her achievements not her opinions

Turnbull on Margaret Court: Celebrate her achievements not her opinions

Tennis superstar Martina Navratilova has called for Melbourne’s Margaret Court Arena to be renamed following its namesake’s renewed statements against marriage equality. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has responded to the suggestion arguing that the religious leaders’ achievements in sport deserve to be honoured. Yesterday Court, one of Australia’s most successful tennis players, wrote a ‘letter […]

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