||WNBA player and lesbian icon Sue Bird to retire
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WNBA legend Sue Bird, who's with the Seattle Storm, will retire after this season, NPR noted.
"I've decided this will be my final year," Bird said in a post on her Instagram and Twitter accounts. "I have loved every single minute, and still do, so gonna play my last year just like this little girl played her first."
Bird played college basketball at the University of Connecticut and was the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2002. She signed with the Seattle Storm and has spent her entire career with the team, winning four WNBA championships in 2004, 2010, 2018 and 2020. Outside the WNBA, Bird has won five consecutive Olympic gold medals for the U.S. women's basketball team.
Bird is also an advocate for LGBTQ+ youth. With soccer star (and fiancee) Megan Rapinoe, Bird launched the "Love Is" campaign and fashion brand to raise awareness and support for LGBTQ+ youths of color, especially those in the trans community.
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