Thank you for cheering with me and thirsting with me and I hope to see you back here for more next season.
Instead of a standard matchup preview, because that’s not really my thing, I thought we’d recap some of the out players on each team and what to watch for from each of them.
As a sports fan, I’m conflicted. I want to watch Thomas do improbable things. The games are better and more exciting with her in them—I’m fairly convinced that had she been able to stay in Tuesday, the Sun would have swept the Aces in this series and done it handily. She is hands down my favorite player to watch play basketball. And yet I want her to be able to take care of herself, to rest, to get the surgery she needs so she can be even better and so that she doesn’t have to be in pain.
Also, did you see that Crystal Dangerfield’s girlfriend changed her Twitter handle to “Crystal’s ROY Trophy / Her #1 Fan” and I just CANNOT WITH THE CUTENESS.
If you think all the buzzer-beating action happened in the NBA this week, it’s probably because you didn’t have access to WNBA games.
Also: Brittney Sykes and Seimone Augustus making the case that they belong on Pose.
The Mystics guard chose to sit out the 2020 season in order to be in the fight for racial justice and because, as she told The Athletic, “I can’t compartmentalize having the luxury of dribbling a basketball while people who look like me are being shot and killed every single day, many by the hands of police.”
This is a column dedicated to all gay WNBA content all the time — and yes, that includes queer thirst. And boy, is there a lot of thirst to be had when it comes to W players. But apparently, not everyone got the memo.
When the WNBA asks the public to “say her name,” they mean Black trans women, too.
Luckily for us, the result of the Wubble is a seemingly endless stream of TikToks and Instagram Stories that give us a peek into the lives of the players.
This column aims to show you what you’ve been missing by not watching these women and, if you have, I hope you’ll find the queer lens on the league you’ve been looking for here. We’ll cover real stuff, like the fact that the WNBA is the only professional league to ensure their social justice work is trans inclusive, alongside lighter stuff, like thirst traps and queer Daddy content.
The WNBA is back, and they’ve got things to say! Taylor Swift’s album is… good! Gucci has a nonbinary clothing line! Black trans folks are taking care of each other! Happy Sunday!
WNBA teams on 2K, #t4t Indian weddings, Roxane Gay on Toni Morrison, SISTASPIN and more! Happy Sunday!
“In high school, I kissed a girl for the first time. It felt too comfortable and too right to think I was anyone but whom I was in that moment. I’ve followed that honesty my whole life.”
The not-so-secret style of the WNBA, trans tech workers, activists, and superheros, lesbian mom mice (whose kids go off to have kids of their own), and a surprise with Hayley Kiyoko!
But the story of this match-up between the Storm and the Mystics started eight years ago.
Did you see the WNBA All-Star game? Did you know there’s a miniseries coming out about the first lesbian to get married in a church in England? Do you want to see Mary Berry playing the drums?? Get in here, it’s Sunday Funday!
We’ve got love and basketball, queer rock camps, Nanette coverage, and more! Happy Sunday!
Tonight we’ll see if the defending champs can claim a decisive advantage in the series or if it’s just another case of history repeating. If it’s the latter, and this year’s WNBA Finals can even come close to matching the excitement of last year, basketball fans are in for a real treat.
Bird, who has remained pretty quiet about her personal life throughout her career, simply told ESPN: “I’m gay. Megan’s my girlfriend.”
“That was our special thing,” Taurasi said yesterday. “We never kept it secret, we just didn’t want that to be an issue ever.”