EGLSF have followed the controversy
surrounding the acknowledgement of Margaret Court’s tennis achievements.
Successful sportspeople are role
models and to have them vilify entire communities, as Margaret Court has done
to the LGBTQI+ community, is extremely damaging. Her comments make LGBTQI+
people unwelcome, and suggest they have fewer human rights – such as access to
sport – or at best, presumably should only be allowed to participate if they
hide who they are.
This is against everything the EGLSF
stands for, LGBTIQ+ tennis players, fans and communities deserve better.
Tennis Australia is in a difficult position, and have handled the matter diplomatically by "recognising" rather than "celebrating" Court’s [...]