The WNBA season is officially begins May 18th! With preseason games already well underway, it’s the perfect time to hop on social media and follow your favorite (read: gayest) players. 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 either in an interview or on their social media.

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

Last Updated: 5/19/23

Las Vegas Aces

Chelsea Gray and her wife Tipsea Moorer

The Aces were already a superteam, having won the WNBA championship last year—not coincidentally, their first year under head coach Becky Hammond—and they only added to the talent in the offseason with absolute legend Candace Parker. If you’re looking for the surest bet to win a championship on the west coast, this is the team for you.

  • Chelsea Gray
  • Riquana Williams
  • Sydney Colson
  • Candace Parker

Atlanta Dream

danielle robinson on the court for the fever

The Dream are just average, historically, and there’s nothing particularly interesting to note here.

  • AD Durr (they/them)
  • Danielle Robinson

Indiana Fever

 Tierra Ruffins-Pratt proposing to Victoria Vivians

The Fever have been the worst team in the league for the past couple of years, but the upside of being at the bottom of the rankings is that you have the opportunity to add lots of new talent, and that’s exactly what the Fever have been doing. They’re a young, scrappy team perfect for people who love defensive hustlers and players that never seem to run out of energy. Plus, you’ll be early on the bandwagon when they inevitably figure out how to make it to the top.

  • Erica Wheeler
  • Emma Cannon
  • Victoria Vivians
  • NaLyssa Smith

New York Liberty

jonquel jones and her fiance at their engagement (and hard launch) photoshoot

If you know anything about the WNBA, you probably know that the Liberty is home to media darling Sabrina Ionescu. With (former Mercury head coach) Sandy Brondello at the helm, the team made playoffs last year but they were unable to upset #2 Chicago Sky in the first round. Not to be deterred, this team made massive trades in the offseason and are coming back the east-coast superteam meant to rival the Aces. Assists leader Courtney Vandersloot and former MVPs Jonquel Jones and Breanna Stewart are all newly arrived to join forces with existing talent.

  • Stephanie Dolson
  • Courtney Vandersloot
  • Breanna Stewart
  • Jonquel Jones

Minnesota Lynx

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

The Lynx are in a definite rebuilding year, but they don’t seem inclined to do that by adding out gay players! Once more, Aerial Powers is the only publicly queer player on her team.

  • Aerial Powers

Phoenix Mercury

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

This team is an absolute mess, but I’m still hoping for them! Brittney Griner returned safely from her wrongful detainment in Russia and is ready to make an impact on the court, alongside old yet not retired player Diana Taurasi. Also on this team are Skylar Diggins (who hates Taurasi—the two regularly engage in angry bench antics) and Sophie Cunningham, who is a Terf and a Morgan Wallen fan and probably at least a little bit racist. The story of two cultures!

  • Brittney Griner
  • Diana Taurasi
  • Sug Sutton

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 sporadic with chronic pain and injuries, including Lyme disease, for the past few years. She’s back this year and the team looked poised to make a strong run behind her and activist athlete extraordinaire Natasha Cloud

  • Natasha Cloud
  • Elena Delle Donne
  • Brittney Sykes
  • Amanda Zahui B

Chicago Sky

courtney williams making a peace sign

My deepest apologies to anyone who hopped on the Sky bandwagon only a couple of years ago just to see it dissolve so spectacularly. With Vandersloot gone to New York, her wife Allie Quigley taking the year off to support her, and Parker headed to the Aces, what’s left of this team can sufficiently be described as “Kahleah Copper”. Aside from her, though, there are four queer players who are all sure to make an impact, including CT Sun transfer Courtney Williams.

  • Courtney Williams
  • Alanna Smith
  • Kahleah Copper

Los Angeles Sparks

jordin canada holding a seattle jersey

I honestly don’t know much about the Sparks at all. They did, however, receive gay, engaged-to-ct-sun-player-natisha-hiedeman Jasmine Thomas, who was out last year with an ACL tear but is a great, calming presence at point guard when she’s on the floor.

  • Jordin Canada
  • Jasmine Thomas
  • Layshia Clarendon (any pronouns)

Seattle Storm

sami whitcomb (right) and her wife, child, and dog

Last year I said the Storm would always be in contention for a title as long as they had Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart. Well, dear reader, they no longer have either of these players! All that’s left of the once formidable big three is Jewell Loyd, a quick guard who’s sure to have the year of her life now that the fate of the team rests in her hands.

  • Sami Whitcomb
  • Jewell Loyd
  • Jordan Horston

Connecticut Sun

dewanna bonner (left) and alyssa thomas (right) holding hands at the WNBA all star weekend

My home state team remains one of the gayest in the league, tied only with the Liberty and Fever. For the past few years I’ve fully believed these athletes are capable of winning a title, yet they’ve always fallen short come playoffs. Armed with a new head coach and without their former MVP Jonquel Jones, it will be interesting to see whether this team can make another run! Important to note here is that Dewanna Bonner and Alyssa Thomas are dating (and very cute together!), Natisha Hiedeman is engaged to Sparks player Jasmine Thomas, Tiffany Hayes played at Uconn and is back in her “home” state, and Dijonai Carrington has some of the best fits in the league!

  • Tiffany Hayes
  • Dewanna Bonner
  • Dijonai Carrington
  • Natisha Hiedeman
  • Alyssa Thomas

Dallas Wings

lou lopez senechal in a uconn jersey

Last year the Wings didn’t have a single gay player on the roster, but they made sure to change that up in the post season, buoyed by the acquisition of four rookies in the draft, two of which are openly gay (and one of whom was immediately cut despite being an 11th round pick. we need league expansion!) I’m excited to see how this team does and to cheer for the young players making their mark on the league.

  • Natasha Howard
  • Crystal Dangerfield
  • Lou Lopez Sénéchal

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