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Washington Mystics to hold annual Pride game

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The Washington Mystics will be having their upcoming Pride game on Saturday against the Dallas Wings. The Mystics Pride game is one of the team’s theme nights they host every year, with Pride night being a recurring event.

The team faced off against the Phoenix Mercury last June. Brittney Griner, who Russia released from a penal colony in December 2022 after a court convicted her of importing illegal drugs after customs officials at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport found vape canisters with cannabis oil in her luggage, attended the game.

Unlike the NBA, where there are currently no openly LGBTQ players, there are multiple WNBA players who are out. Mystics players Emily Englster, Brittney Sykes, and Stefanie Dolson are all queer.

The Mystics on June 1 acknowledged Pride Month in a post to its X account. “Celebrating Pride this month and every month,” reads the message.

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