speaking openly about issues surrounding homophobia and transgender discrimination. She joins a wave of young athletes increasingly using their public profiles to pipe up about everything from gay rights to police brutality.
Recent high-profile events include a group of Minnesota players donning proBlack Lives Matter shirts at a basketball game and an out New York player’s poignant essay following the Orlando shootings, in addition to Clarendon’s own recent Esquire Magazine editorial urging more attention to transgender rights.
“It is generational,” said Clarendon, who now plays for the Atlanta Dream. “The younger people are just being more outspoken.”
WNBA comes out for LGBTs