British tennis player Laura Robson wore a rainbow hair ribbon at the Australian Open on Sunday, and she was well aware that the gesture made a statement about equality for LGBT people. She said, according to The Guardian:
"It was just a rainbow-coloured hairband," Robson said. "I didn't see anything about a protest today. I wore it because I believe in equal rights for everyone. That's it."
As we reported earlier, Margaret Court has come under fire for anti-gay statements. One group has asked that rainbow flags fly over the Aussie Open court named after her. Robson said the hair ribbon was not in response to Court, though she knew about Court's statements.