I don’t follow basketball and until today I’d never heard of Sheryl Swoopes, but she’s just come out. It’s a really interesting piece – considered and sensitive about the complexities of sexuality. My favourite line, though, is
But the talk about the WNBA being full of lesbians is not true. I mean, there are as many straight women in the league as there are gay.
Genius! I love the implication that gay is pretty much the norm there. Can you imagine a gay male footballer in the UK coming out and saying “there are as many straight men in the league as there are gay”?