Retired WNBA point guard Candice Wiggins claims that gay women constitute an oppressive majority in the league and that her eight year-career was filled with anti-heterosexual harassment.
In a recent interview with the San Diego Union Tribune, Wiggins said that she was deliberately mistreated for being straight and feminine in a culture that celebrated queerness and masculinity.
“Me being heterosexual and straight, and being vocal in my identity as a straight woman was huge,” Wiggins said. “I would say 98 percent of the women in the WNBA are gay women. It was a conformist type of place. There was a whole different set of rules they [the other players] could apply.”
There is no data on the percentage of WNBA players who are lesbian or bisexual, but the Union Tribune notes that 12 of the leagues’ roughly 120 players have come out publicly — about 10 percent.
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