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WNBA opening weekend promises more than just a return to form

LGBTQ players take center stage in a weekend of season openers. Fans of the league can look forward to a summer of high stakes both on and off the court.

Brittney Griner vows to never play overseas again—unless it’s for the Olympics

In her first press conference since being released from Russian captivity, Griner also thanked her wife and fans for their support.

Trailblazer Layshia Clarendon focused on a WNBA return while helping trans and nonbinary people

Clarendon’s story and foundation are at the center of a new "Changemakers" episode from GLAAD.

Let’s make Brittney Griner’s welcome-home game the special moment she deserves

We as fans have a chance to give Griner a hero’s welcome when the season tips off on May 19.

Brittney Griner is Outsports 2022 Person of the Year

Griner’s detention in Russia and her eventual release was a flashpoint that revealed racism, sexism and homophobia.

Brittney Griner confirms WNBA return in first post since release from Russia

Fans in Phoenix and across the league will once again be able to cheer on BG in the 2023 season.

Now that Brittney Griner is free, will WNBA players return to Russia?

Despite Griner’s situation, some WNBA stars say they’re amenable to the idea.

Brittney Griner’s release, attacked by some, should be celebrated by all

An American is coming home weeks before Christmas. That’s great to see.

Brittney Griner is free

The U.S. brokered a high-profile prisoner swap with Russia to bring Griner home.

Brittney Griner moved to Russian penal colony

Attorneys report that Griner began transfer late last week.

Brittney Griner’s appeal denied by Russia, sentence remains 9 years

Griner faces the end of her career in Russian prison, now waits to see if a prisoner-trade deal can be found.

Becky Hammon leads Las Vegas Aces to WNBA title, makes history

Becky Hammon continues to blaze a trail for women and LGBT people in sports.

President Biden meets with Brittney Griner’s wife and Paul Whelan’s family

The White House reiterates to Cherelle Griner that bringing the WNBA star home from Russia is a "front of mind" priority.

A miracle Connecticut Sun comeback would help gay WNBA coach Curt Miller make history

Down two games to none, Miller still has an opportunity to become the first out gay male coach to win a pro sports championship.

WNBA Finals features at least 8 out players and 2 out head coaches

The Connecticut Sun and Las Vegas Aces are giving LGBTQ sports fans plenty to root for.

Sue Bird gets showered with emotional sendoff after final WNBA game

Cries of "Thank you Sue!" rang throughout Climate Pledge Arena, as Seattle Storm fans said goodbye to one of the game’s all-time greats.

Candace Parker explains how her daughter propelled her to publicly come out

Parker couldn’t tell her daughter to be herself without living her own authentic life.

Russia says no deal has been reached to bring Brittney Griner home

U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said Wednesday the Biden administration had made a "substantial proposal" to free Griner.

Brittney Griner is being mocked for her detention

People are dunking on an Olympic gold medalist who’s being held in Russia as a political prisoner.

Sheryl Swoopes, Jennifer Azzi and sacrificing for the American Dream

Years after the historic Olympic dream team and the birth of the WNBA, how has women’s basketball evolved its relationship with the LGBTQ community?

American sports world is growing restless over Brittney Griner

As Griner’s detainment persists, the sports world is raising the volume.

Natasha Cloud’s voice centers the chorus of athletes calling for change after Uvalde

The star WNBA guard never shies away from speaking her mind.

This gay fan proposed to her girlfriend at a Phoenix Mercury game

LGBTQ romance is now part of the in-game experience.

As WNBA tips off, 20% of players currently on rosters are LGBTQ and publicly out

1 in 5 WNBA players are publicly out as LGBTQ, possibly the highest of any pro league in the world.

Every WNBA court will honor Brittney Griner this season

The U.S. reclassified Griner as "wrongfully detained" by Russia.

Outsports Female Athlete of the Year: Jonquel Jones

The undisputed WNBA MVP returned to the floor this year, and enjoyed the best season of her illustrious career.

Out WNBA champion Cheryl Reeve is the new U.S. women’s basketball coach

The Minnesota Lynx head coach has been on Team USA’s staff since 2014.

Team LGBTQ dominates the WNBA’s 25 Best Players list

Among the 25 players the WNBA identified as the league’s greatest of all time, nine identify as LGBTQ.

Despite acceptance Candace Parker is coming out just now, helping understand why some athletes stay in the closet

Parker is revealing her two-year marriage to her wife. She’s seen widespread WNBA acceptance for years.

Candace Parker publicly comes out on her wedding anniversary

Parker announced that she and her wife are expecting their first child together.

Chicago takes home first WNBA title with three out players

The Chicago Sky overcame the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday afternoon to win its first championship title in the team’s history.

Historic highs, a birth and a berth mark a crowning weekend for Diana Taurasi

She was named the WNBA’s "GOAT" and saw her new daughter come into the world, but the Sky rained on the Mercury in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals.