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Gee, is the WNBA gay?

With Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen in the doghouse for calling Chicago Sun-Times columnist Jay Mariotti a fag, I noticed in many of the stories that they included Guillen’s humorous attempt to mitigate his comments by saying he has gay friends, attends WNBA games, has gone to a Madonna concert and intends to go to the Gay Games in Chicago.

I wondered when I read that…does he think the WNBA is gay? SHOCKING!!!! Where would he get that idea?

Jasmyne noticed this as well, and has her tongue planted firmly in her cheek in her post.

Now as someone who attends games locally here in Los Angeles, I will say that there is an abundance of lesbians in the audience, or let me be politically correct, women who I think are lesbians in the audience, but does that make the WNBA a lesbian hot spot?

I am sure there are going to be members of the WNBA (Lisa Leslie) who are not going to appreciate Guillen’s comments, especially since some of the WNBA’s players work overtime at making sure they aren’t gay profiled.

That may explain the WNBA’s web site feature on Getting Ready for Prom Season — het, of course.

For the record, WNBA star Sheryl Swoopes stumbled out of the closet in last year. Michele Van Gorp, a center for the Minnesota Lynx did so in 2004. Retired player Sue Wicks was the first WNBA player to come out.

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