The WNBA season is officially underway, with games almost every single night from now through the summer. It also means that there’s more social media content than ever from all of our favorite ballers. The WNBA is well known to have some of the best pre-game walk-up outfits in all of professional sports, so you’re missing out if you don’t follow at least the @wnba account on instagram. If you’re here more for the drama than for the basketball, here’s a complete list of all out gay players in the league, broken down by team. For my purposes, Out means confirmed by the player or obvious by looking at their instagram.

I specified players pronouns if they are known to not be she/her.

Last Updated: 5/14/22

Las Vegas Aces

Chelsea Gray and her wife Tipsea Moorer

The Aces are a team that has been at the top of the league for the past few seasons but has always seemed to choke in playoffs. I’ve always thought they had more potential than their playoff run would indicate, and management agreed because they fired former coach (and former NBA player) Bill Laimbeer and hired NBA coach, Gregg Popovich mentee, and WNBA legend Becky Hammond. They already look good and they are just going to get better.

  • Chelsea Gray
  • Riquana Williams

Atlanta Dream

Tiffany Hayes

The Dream are just average. They’re a fairly middle of the pack team that I don’t know much about.

  • Tiffany Hayes
  • Erica Wheeler

Indiana Fever

Destanni Henderson

The Fever were the worst team in the league last year, so they got rid of most of their roster and signed 5 rookies to completely reset. I’ve loved the energy that we got from them early in the season, and I’m SO excited to watch the team continue to thrive. They may not be very good this year, but it’s going to be a fun ride.

  • Destanni Henderson
  • Danielle Robinson
  • NaLyssa Smith
  • Victoria Vivians

New York Liberty

Sami Whitcomb (right) and her wife Kate Malpass with their son Nash. Pic. Iain Gillespie The West Australian

If you know anything about the WNBA, you probably know that the Liberty have Sabrina Ionescu, who appears to be healthier than we’ve seen in a while. They were let last year by one of the most improved players the league has ever seen, Betnijah Laney. It should be fun to see what they can do with (former Mercury head coach) Sandy Brondello at the helm. AD Durr is also making their post-covid debut after missing the past couple of seasons with long covid.

  • Stephanie Dolson
  • Asia “AD” Durr (they/them)
  • Natasha Howard
  • Sami Whitcomb

Minnesota Lynx

Ariel Powers (right) and her girlfriend on their Youtube channel

I’ve officially decided to hate the Lynx this year after they waived two of the most fun to watch guards in the league, Layshia Clarendon and Crystal Dangerfield in order to keep other, more mediocre guards. They used to be good back in the day but are now very meh. Sylvia Fowles has announced her retirement so it is sad to see that a legend may be going out on such a low note.

  • Aerial Powers

Phoenix Mercury

Diana Taurasi and wife Penny Taylor with son. Credit: Courtesy Pottery Barn Kids

The big story around the Mercury this year is obviously hoping and praying for the safe return of Brittney Griner from Russia. She has been detained for over 85 days and we need to get her home safely. In terms of basketball, they lost their head coach to the Liberty and so it will be interesting to see how this team does with new leadership and without their star center.

  • Brittney Griner
  • Diana Taurasi

Washington Mystics

Natasha Cloud and her wife Aleshia Ocasio (who plays softball!)

The Mystics have done well in recent years (winning a championship in 2020) even without their star player Elena Delle Donne, who was out with chronic pain and injuries, including lyme disease, for the past couple of years. She’s back this year and the team looks poised to make a strong run. Plus, Natasha Cloud is one of the coolest, most interesting people in the league.

  • Natasha Cloud
  • Elena Delle Donne

Chicago Sky

Courtney Vandersloot and Allie Quigley being champions and wives. Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Kena Krutsinger/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Sky are last year’s national champs, so they’re doing their best to defend the title. They were such a fun team to watch last year when they were playing well, and a really hard team to watch when they weren’t. I have faith that they can make another run and do well this season once they get all of the pieces back in place. Bonus points for the fact that Allie Quigley and Courtney Vandersloot are married to each other. Candace Parker has stated that she may retire after this year, so it could be the last time you get to see her play.

  • Julie Allemand
  • Candace Parker
  • Allie Quigley
  • Courtney Vandersloot
  • Anneli Maley

Los Angeles Sparks

Jordin Canada (in the wrong jersey!!)

I honestly don’t know much about the sparks at all, except for the fact that they seem to have inherited all of the most problematic players in the league. We’ll see how that pans out for them in the long term.

  • Jordin Canada
  • Brittney Sykes

Seattle Storm

Breanna Stewart (right) and wife Marta Xargay

The Storm will always be a favorite to win the title as long as they have Sue Bird, Breanna Stewart, and Jewel Lloyd all on one team which will be for *checks notes* just this year. Sue Bird has announced her retirement at the end of this year, which will be the end to one of the most successful playing careers of all time. I want the best for this team purely because of that, but I normally don’t cheer for them because it feels too super team-y

  • Sue Bird
  • Briann January
  • Jewel Lloyd
  • Epiphanny Prince
  • Breanna Stewart

Connecticut Sun

My home state team! The CT Sun was so good during the regular season last year before choking in the playoffs. Last years MVP, Jonquel Jones, returns to the team to get her revenge, and Courtney Williams (who played on the team in 2020 and left for the 2021 season) is back by popular demand of her teammates. She could be the missing piece that this team needed. Plus, Dewanna Bonner and Alyssa Thomas are dating, and Natisha Hiedeman is engaged to Jasmin Thomas.

  • Dewanna Bonner
  • Natisha Hiedeman
  • Jonquel Jones
  • Alyssa Thomas
  • Jasmin Thomas
  • Courtney Williams

Dallas Wings

dallas players huddled up

none 😦

Free Agents

Layshia Clarendon and wife Jessica

One thing about the WNBA is that there’s going to be midseason roster changes. Many of the players in the league come in from overseas partway through the season, meaning that in the beginning other players are picked up on hardship to fill their place. Still others end up getting hurt, resulting in even more hardship waivers or maybe even a coveted open roster spot. Here are some of the players available that we’re hoping get picked up soon

  • Crystal Dangerfield
  • Layshia Clarendon (she/they/he)
  • Angel McCoughtry

Feel free to let me know in the comments who I’ve missed! I will be updating this post as the season continues.