At least 24 players in the 2021 WNBA Playoffs are publicly out as LGBTQ, representing 25% of the athletes competing in the postseason.
That’s more than all of the publicly out active athletes currently in all of men’s professional sports around the world combined. By a lot.
Interestingly, the top seed in the Playoffs — the Connecticut Sun — also have the most publicly out LGBTQ players, at least half of the team.
The Dallas Wings is the only team with zero out players that we know of.
Here are the out LGBTQ athletes we know will compete for the 2021 WNBA title:
1) Connecticut Sun
2) Las Vegas Aces
3) Minnesota Lynx
4) Seattle Storm
5) Phoenix Mercury
6) Chicago Sky
7) Dallas Wings
8) New York Liberty
In addition to all of the out players, there are other people around these teams who are out.
Connecticut Sun coach Curt Miller is the only publicly out male head coach of a major pro sports team in North America that Outsports knows of. The Minnesota Lynx are coached by Cheryl Reeve whose wife, Carley Knox, is a vice-president with the team. In addition, Lisa Feigenbaum recently moved from the Sacramento Kings to the Dallas Wings.