Dame Anna Wintour Calls For Renaming Of Margaret Court Arena

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24 January 2019

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Dame Anna Wintour has called for Margaret Court Arena to be renamed while speaking at an Australian Open event. 

The Editor-in-Chief of Vogue and Artistic Director of Conde Nast, is headlining the event, which is designed to celebrate women’s achievements and shine light on gender equality issues.

During her opening address, she called for a review of the naming of Margaret Court arena:

“Margaret was a champion on the court but a meeting point of players of all backgrounds must celebrate someone who was a champion off the court as well.”

“It is inconsistent for the sport for Margaret Court’s name to be on the stadium that does so much to bring all people together across their differences.”

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She also used the opportunity to call out the Australian Government for their attitudes towards LGBTQI kids in schools.

Invitees to the event include Nicole Kidman, Magda Szubanski, Baz Luhrmann,and former foreign minister, Julie Bishop. 

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