Earlier this month, a TMZ employee parroted a broad -- and incredibly annoying -- statement, originating from a article in The Seattle Times , that 40 percent of people involved with the WNBA aka staff, players, coaches are "believed to be lesbians. In a good-humored, brief interview with TMZ, she rebuked the " lesbian math miscalculation ," stating, "Oh my God! No, they're not! The percentage is not 99 percent.
Does the WNBA have a problem with straight women? The evidence suggests not
Sue Bird: WNBA Less Popular Because Players Are Black & Gay
The WNBA is the most inclusive professional sports league in the country. Several teams also host individual pride nights throughout the month of June, and players happily attend Pride marches and parades. There are many out and proud ballers throughout the league now who speak openly about being LGBTQ and wear it on their sleeves like a badge of honor. Just want to say Thank you to everyone that has reach out with texts, calls, posts! Big thanks to the X-Factor and the Phoenix Mercury organization for all the love and support! Brittney Griner is six-foot-eight and her wingspan is large enough to wrap her arms around you twice. This self-professed goofball loves to joke around and have fun.
How Kelly Loeffler’s WNBA Team Became Her Most Passionate Opponent
The pair publicly revealed they had been dating in July having initially met at the Rio Olympic Games the previous year. And now they have finally taken the next step together after confirming their engagement on Friday night. The Seattle Storm point guard has also won four successive Olympic gold medals with the US national team, a run which has seen them remain unbeaten at the Olympic Games since Rapinoe publicly came out as gay eight years ago, but Bird did not reveal she was a lesbian until she confirmed she was dating Rapinoe in
The WNBA has historically been the most forward-thinking sports league in America when it comes to gay rights. The league has actively courted LGBTQ fans for several years , if anything , has had several star players come out of the closet with little controversy, and generally been ahead of the NBA, its relatively socially progressive parent league , on every related issue. One prominent retired WNBA player says that culture consequently makes it difficult for straight players to thrive. Candice Wiggins, the No. Our value is diminished.