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Martina Navratilova still waiting for Tennis Australia to act on Margaret Court

Tennis legends Martina Navratilova and Margaret Court

Leo Schlink writes:

MARTINA Navratilova has lambasted Margaret Court as “deluded”, declaring she is waiting a response from Australian Open organisers over demands to remove Court’s name from Melbourne Park.

Navratilova has accused Court of “demonising trans kids and trans-adults everywhere” with her views on same sex marriage and claims tennis is “full of lesbians.”

“I have not heard anything from the organisers (Tennis Australia) I think they’re gonna be issuing something, publicly, perhaps more than they have done so far,” Navratilova said.

“I haven’t heard or seen anything so we will see which way the ball rolls. They’re just trying to figure out what to do, I think they’re not quite sure what to do.”

Malaysia drops gay ‘prevention’ category from video competition

Homosexual activity is illegal in Malaysia under both secular and religious laws

The Malaysian government has removed a category on “preventing” homosexuality from a sex education video competition for young people, following an outcry among activists.

They had said it could increase hatred and violence against LGBT people.

The health ministry has replaced the “gender identity disorder” category with one on gender and sexuality.

The contest for 13- to 24-year-olds is offering prizes of up to $1,000 (£780) for the best videos.

The other categories are sexual health and sex and the internet.

Homosexual activity is illegal in Malaysia under both secular and religious laws and is punishable by a prison sentence or corporal punishment.

Sam Stosur says Margaret Court is “digging a very big hole for herself”

Sam Stosur

Australia’s number one female tennis player Sam Stosur says Margaret Court is ‘digging a very big hole for herself’ with her comments about same-sex marriage and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

‘I think she’s digging a very big hole for herself at the moment. And for whatever reason, she wants to keep talking about it,’ Stosur said Friday after beating American qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-2, 6-2 in the third round of the French Open.

Court won a record 24 Grand Slam singles titles in the 1960s and 1970s and is now a Christian pastor.

 

Margaret Court engages in anti-gay diatribe

Margaret Court

Ben Anderson writes:

MARGARET Court has reaffirmed her opposition to homosexuality, telling a Christian radio station that tennis is “full of lesbians”.

Speaking to 20Twenty Vision Christian Radio Neil Johnson on Monday, Court said when she was on the professional tennis tour lesbian players would try to influence younger players.

“When I was playing there was only a couple there, but those couple that led that took young ones into parties and, things…because they like to be around heroes,” she said.

“And you know, what you get at the top is often what you’ll get right through that sport.”

The champion tennis player entered the public debate on homosexuality last week when she wrote a letter to The West Australian saying she would no longer travel with Qantas because of the airline’s support of same sex marriage.

When asked a question on same-sex marriage, Court compared homosexual rights activists to Hitler and said children who identified as transgender were being influenced by the Devil.

“That’s all the Devil . . . but that’s what Hitler did and that’s what communism did – got the mind of the children. And there’s a whole plot in our nation, and in the nations of the world to get the minds of the children.”

Indonesia publicly canes gay men: Video

Video: Gay couple publicly caned under Indonesian region’s Sharia law.