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Troye Sivan Lobs 'Gay Agenda' at Margaret Court Arena

Troye Sivan and Margaret Court

Troye Sivan brought the "gay agenda" to a Wednesday performance at Melbourne's Margaret Court Arena, which is named after the homophobic tennis legend.

"I will turn gay for you!" yelled a fan in a video posted to social media during the concert. Sivan's response? "You'll turn gay for me? I don't think that's how that works! But I'm still down, I appreciate it."

"God, this is literally the gay agenda!" Sivan said with a laugh.

At a later point in the evening, Sivan said, "I believe that someone in this court is not straight," placing an emphasis on the word "court," reports The Daily Mail.

Court is a notorious enemy of the LGBTQ community. She was a vocal opponent of marriage equality leading up to the vote for it in Australia in late 2017, and she often said she felt she had been marginalized because of her stance. 

“[LGBTQ people] want marriage because they want to destroy it. There will be no Mother’s Day, there will be no Father’s Day, there will be no Easter, there will be no Christmas,” Court said leading up to the vote. 

She also said on a Christian radio show in 2017 that tennis is full of predatory lesbians attempting to woo young women. Regarding transgender people, she said, “That’s all the devil.”  

“I think there will be a price to pay for it in the future in the nation, and people will see it’s not about marriage,” Court said after the marriage vote. “There will be a genderless generation.”

Court's anti-LGBTQ stances have sparked prominent public figures like Billie Jean King and Anna Wintour to call for a name change of the Margaret Court Arena.

Court likely would have detested Sivan's performance of songs from his album Bloom, some of which deal with his coming out at age 13. “When you’re LGBTQ and you’re 13, it’s really intense. Am I going to hell? Am I ever going to get married?" Sivan said onstage, reports the Herald Sun.

“I’m a little tiny gay boy who walks around the stage, I look out and see Pride flags, I see people making out and holding hands and I think everything’s going to be totally fine, we’re all good.”

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