This announcement comes six years after she received a lot of media attention after coming out when she announced her relationship with then-partner Alisa Scott. Since her announcement, some people have questioned her sexual orientation. The news of her engagement has prompted some negative coverage and reactions that accuse her of, essentially, not being gay anymore. One headline calls Swoopes "NSGAA," or "not so gay after all," suggesting that because Swoopes isn't currently in a same-sex relationship, she was never "really" a lesbian or she is "no longer" a lesbian.
Sheryl Swoopes: I’m Gay
WNBA star Sheryl Swoopes opens up about being a lesbian
It's a love that the women's basketball superstar has kept hidden for more than seven years. On Wednesday, this year's WNBA most valuable player said she "quit pretending," disclosing that she is gay and in a committed relationship. I'm finally OK with the idea of who I love, who I want to be with. She also announced an endorsement deal with Olivia, a lesbian cruise line that already has deals with tennis star Martina Navratilova and golfer Rosie Jones.
Openly gay athletes
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