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LGBTQ stars lead U.S. women’s basketball team to 7th straight Olympic gold medal

Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi each won their fifth gold medals.

Basketball - Olympics: Day 16
Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart were awesome in Tokyo.
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You can’t win a championship without gays!

The U.S. women’s basketball team defeated Japan 90-75 Sunday to win their seventh straight Olympic gold medal. It was a dominant effort, and best of all, the team’s five out LGBTQ stars led the way.

Brittany Griner was a force inside, finishing with 30 points while going 14-for-18 from the field. And afterwards, she had a simple request for her teammates: “Can I get some barbecue sauce for that 30-piece?”

Breanna Stewart also added 14 points to go along with 14 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals.

Out Minnesota Lynch coach Cheryl Reeves, who was on staff, took home gold as well.

The win capped another incredible for the U.S. women, who have won 55 consecutive games at the Olympics. The last time the women’s basketball team lost at the Olympics was the 1992 Games in Barcelona.

Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi have been there for the bulk of that success, capturing their first gold medals before some of their teammates were even in kindergarten. They each added seven points, and took home their fifth gold medals.

While Bird, 40, confirmed this would be her final Olympics, Taurasi didn't rule out playing in Paris 2024.

“I love Paris,” she said, via the New York Times. “They have beautiful buildings there, great fashion.”