Famed lesbian basketball star Brittney Griner of the Phoenix Mercury Women’s National Basketball Association team will be playing with her team in D.C.
against the Washington Mystics on Friday, June 16, at the Mystics’ annual LGBT Pride Night Out. Griner’s appearance at the Entertainment & Sports Arena in Southeast D.C., where the Mystics play their games, will be her first appearance in D.C.
since she was released from a prison in Russia after U.S. officials said she was improperly arrested in February 2022 for possession of medically prescribed cannabis oil in her luggage.
The Pride Night Out at the Mystics is among a series of Pride Night Out events involving local D.C. professional sports teams in partnership with the D.C.