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: 9/14/22

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. Now that Bill Laimbeer is fired and WNBA legend Becky Hammond is taking the lead, it looks like there’s nothing to stand in their way. They swept the Mercury in the first round of playoffs, beat the Storm in 4, and are now up 2-0 against the sun. Regular season MVP A’ja Wilson and absolute bucket Chelsea Gray have been playing unbelievably well.

  • Chelsea Gray
  • Riquana Williams
  • Sydney Colson

Atlanta Dream

Tiffany Hayes

The Dream are just average, historically, and this season is the same with them missing playoffs completely. They just traded for AD Durr, who was forced to sit out the past couple seasons due to suffering from long covid. I’m a huge fan of them as a player and excited that they’re getting an opportunity to play this year.

  • Tiffany Hayes
  • Erica Wheeler
  • AD Durr (they/them)

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. It didn’t help, and they didn’t make playoffs, but I’ve loved the energy that we got from them this season, and I’m SO excited to watch the team thrive in the future. For an added bonus, NaLyssa Smith and CT Sun player Dijonai Carrington just made their relationship Instagram official.

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

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 led last year by one of the most improved players the league has ever seen, Betnijah Laney. With (former Mercury head coach) Sandy Brondello at the helm, the team made playoffs but they were unable to upset #2 Chicago Sky in the first round.

  • Stephanie Dolson
  • Natasha Howard
  • Sami Whitcomb
  • Crystal Dangerfield

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. Her career in the WNBA is now officially over, and she will be missed.

  • 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 185 days and we need to get her home safely. In terms of basketball, they lost their head coach to the Liberty, Tina Charles signed a contract divorce, Diana Taurasi and Skyler Diggins couldn’t get along all season, Taurasi got hurt right before playoffs, Diggins got suspended for “personal reasons”, Shey Peddy got hurt the first game of playoffs, and their best remaining player is a Trump supporter. Needless to say, they got swept in the first round of playoffs and are done for the season.

  • 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 looked poised to make a strong run, but they unfortunately weren’t strong enough to beat the Storm in the first round of playoffs.

  • 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. 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. Unfortunately they lost to the Sun in game 5 of round two and won’t be able to repeat this year.

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

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 big energy players in the league. They didn’t make playoffs this year.

  • 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. The Sun had an incredible comback to beat the Sky in round 2, but they’re down 2-0 in the finals. It’ll take a strong effort from all of them to come back and win the series, but I have faith in my team.

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

Dallas Wings

dallas players huddled up

There’s absolutely no out gay players on this team, but they’re currently ranked #7 in the league. They are currently looking to win the 3rd game of the first round of playoffs to beat the Sun in an upset and move onto the second round.

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

  • Layshia Clarendon (she/they/he)
  • Angel McCoughtry
  • Anneli Maley
  • Elissa Cunane
  • Destiny Slocum

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