Jumat, 03 Juli 2009

Diana Taurasi

Is Diana Taurasi a lesbian? Does it matter if she is?

WNBA star Diana Taurasi recently made some comments that had me wondering if she is a lesbian. We often look for subtle clues about people's personal lives to determine, if perhaps, they are "like us."

Homophobia and Sports

So far, the only WNBA player to come out as a lesbian is now retired Sue Wicks and Michele Van Gorp. (Update: WNBA Star Sheryl Swoopes came out as a lesbian in October 2005).

But a recent interview on WNBA.com with Diana Taurasi, WNBA star has me wondering. When a fan asked Diana Taurasi if she had a boyfriend, Taurasi replied, "I do NOT have a boyfriend, but I am looking for someone rich, is about 6-8 and drives a BMW 745 li."

Who does Diana Taurasi have a crush on?

Then another fan asked her if she had a celebrity crush. Diana Taurasi said, "Yes, WNBA President Donna Orender."

Seriously, does it matter if Diana Taurasi is a lesbian? Because as a group of people who are shunned and vilified, we are desperate for role models. As more and more celebrities come out of the closet, it can only help make the world a more accepting place for gays and lesbians.

So, whether or not Diana Taurasi is a lesbian, I admire her for admitting that she has a crush on another woman. Most likely Taurasi's admiration of Donna Orender is more about her success as a business woman and leader.

Phoenix Mercury's Diana Taurasi cited for drunken driving

Phoenix Mercury guard and UCONN great Diana Taurasi was cited for drunk driving early this morning, just hours after her team took it to the Seattle Storm.

Phoenix police spokesman Luis Samudio says an officer stopped Taurasi at about 2:30 Thursday morning for allegedly speeding. A police statement says the officer smelled alcohol and gave her several field sobriety tests.

Taurasi was then driven to a mobile DUI van where she gave a blood sample, then was cited and released. Authorities did not know her blood alcohol content.

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