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The USA Olympic women’s basketball team is so awesomely queer — and missing one surprising player

The USA Olympic women’s basketball team is so awesomely queer — and missing one surprising player

TOKYO, JAPAN August 8: Five time olympic gold medalist Diana Taurasi #12 of the United States is congratulated by Chelsea Gray #8 of the United States, Brittney Griner #15 of the United States, A'ja Wilson #9 of the United States and Breanna Stewart #10 of the United States during the Japan V USA basketball final for women at the Saitama Super Arena during the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games on August 8, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
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Get out of the way, we’re gay!

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Today Team USA dropped the roster for the women’s basketball team for the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics, and it’s so awesomely queer!

Like we needed another reason to be chanting Team USA!

According to The New York Times, the team representing the USA includes forwards A’ja Wilson, Breanna Stewart, and Napheesa Collier along with guards Diana Taurasi, Jewell Loyd, Kelsey Plum, and Jackie Young, and finally center Brittney Griner.

https://x.com/TheAthletic/status/1799316430741205267

Not only is that a stellar lineup but, excitingly, half of them (Stewart, Taurasi, Alyssa Thomas, Griner, Loyd, and Gray) are members of the WNBA who also identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community. And that's not all head coach Cheryl Reeve and assistant coach Curt Miller who are joining the team are out as well. The gays are winning, literally.

Also interesting is the name that is absent from this list: Caitlin Clark. Despite gobbling up all the headlines and having a solid first few weeks with Indiana Fever, asOutsports explains, veteran leadership and experience are major factors when assembling the team.

Keep scrolling for a peek at the queer players of Team USA!

Breanna Stewart

Diana Taurasi

Alyssa Thomas

Brittney Griner

Jewell Loyd

Chelsea Gray

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Rachel Shatto, Editor in Chief of PRIDE.com, is an SF Bay Area-based writer, podcaster, and former editor of Curve magazine, where she honed her passion for writing about social justice and sex (and their frequent intersection). Her work has appeared on Elite Daily, Tecca, and Joystiq, and she podcasts regularly about horror on the Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast Network. She can’t live without cats, vintage style, video games, drag queens, or the Oxford comma.

Rachel Shatto, Editor in Chief of PRIDE.com, is an SF Bay Area-based writer, podcaster, and former editor of Curve magazine, where she honed her passion for writing about social justice and sex (and their frequent intersection). Her work has appeared on Elite Daily, Tecca, and Joystiq, and she podcasts regularly about horror on the Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast Network. She can’t live without cats, vintage style, video games, drag queens, or the Oxford comma.