WNBA’s New York Liberty waive veteran guard Layshia Clarendon


A recurring roundup of news tidbits related to LGBTQ people and issues in sports.

Liberty waive Clarendon

May 20, 2021: The New York Liberty waive veteran guard Layshia Clarendon. The 30-year-old had only averaged about three minutes of playing time this season. Jessica Clarendon, Layshia’s spouse, tweeted out this photo. Layshia identifies as gender nonconforming.

Rugby homophobe wants back in

May 20, 2021: Israel Folau is planning his return to Australia’s rugby league. Folau was released from his last club for his history of homophobia, including saying gays will go to hell if they don’t repent.

Rapinoe a cover model

May 19, 2021: Soccer star Megan Rapinoe is the cover model for the June-July issue of Harper’s Bazaar. You can catch a glimpse here. Rapinoe identifies as gay.

Trans athlete doc to debut

May 18, 2021: “Changing the Game,” a documentary following three transgender high school athletes, will debut on Hulu on June 1.



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