25+ Gay WNBA Players to Follow and Thirst After on Instagram This Season

The WNBA launched its season on Friday, and I am already getting my butt kicked in our Autostraddle WNBA fantasy league. As usual, Autostraddle Editor in Chief Carmen Phillips has played us, pretending not to know anything about sports and then coming out and scoring like 200 points on day one. Don’t be fooled by queer femmes, y’all! Seriously, though, Carmen’s strategy was to draft as many gay WNBA players as possible and it’s really working out for her. That’s because gay WNBA platers are everywhere and this season the W is G A Y E R than ever, which you can see below. Obviously I kept Brittney Griner on this list because my biggest WNBA wish in 2022 is for her to come home. It’s the league’s biggest hope too.

As always, if you know of more (confirmed!) openly gay WNBA players, drop them in the comments.

25+ Gay WNBA Players to Thirst After on Instagram This Season

Candace Parker, Chicago Sky

Natisha Hiedeman, Connecticut Sun

Jasmine Thomas, Connecticut Sun

Courtney Williams, Connecticut Sun

Sue Bird, Seattle Storm

DeWanna Bonner, Connecticut Sun

Alyssa Thomas, Connecticut Sun

Chelsea Gray, Las Vegas Aces

Stefanie Dolson, New York Liberty

Elena Delle Donne, Washington Mystics

Angel McCoughtry, Minnesota Lynx

Aerial Powers, Minnesota Lynx

Breanna Stewart, Seattle Storm

Natasha Cloud, Washington Mystics

Destanni Henderson, Indiana Fever

Destanni Henderson in black pants and a black tee with neon green sneakers and a neon green Yankees cap

Sami Whitcomb, New York Liberty

AD, New York Liberty

Briann January, Seattle Storm

Tiffany Hayes, Atlanta Dream

Brittney Sykes, Los Angeles Sparks

Erica Wheeler, Atlanta Dream

Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury

Allie Quigley, Chicago Sky

Courtney Vandersloot, Chicago Sky

Natasha Howard, New York Liberty

Crystal Dangerfield, Indiana Fever

Brittney Griner, Phoenix Mercury

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Heather Hogan

Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior editor who lives in New York City with her wife, Stacy, and their cackle of rescued pets. She's a member of the Television Critics Association, the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Twitter, and Instagram.

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  1. Always look forward to this list!!! Especially this year when Candace Parker gets to be on it!

    For Chicago Sky fans Kahleah Copper, Julie Allemand, and Anneli Maley are also good follows.

  2. Love this list! I did just read that the player referred to here as Asia Durr now goes by AD exclusively (he/they), so might want to update with that. I learned this like three days ago!

  3. ok, i can’t stop thinking about who the gayest team is… based on Heather’s list above, the # of out ppl, Connecticut (5) edges out NY & Indiana (4s). (Kahleah Copper, Julie Allemand, and Anneli Maley noted in comments said they were good follows, but not plu, but if they were, the Chicago jumps to the front w/ 6).

    in case anyone else has been wondering…

  4. DiJonai Carrington (Connecticut) just tweeted “I’m sorry. I jus had to let everyone know I’m obsessed with my gf” :-)

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