Sheryl Swoopes was born in Texas in 1971. As a girl, she found a passion for basketball, while shooting hoops with her older brothers. Her mother discouraged it, saying, “you’re a girl. You should be playing with your dishes, your dolls and things like that.”
But Sheryl forged ahead, eventually going pro. During her exemplary career, she won 3 Olympic Medals and the Most Valuable Player Award three times in the Women’s National Basketball Association. During her stint with the Comets, the team won three league championships in a row.
In 2005, Sheryl came out as a lesbian. She said, “My reason for coming out isn’t to be some sort of hero. I’m just at a point in my life where I’m tired of having to pretend to be somebody I’m not.”
“The Rainbow Minute,” a radio show on WRIR, Richmond Independent Radio, is produced by Judd Proctor and Brian Burns and airs on 97.3 FM every Weekday at 9:03am, 12:30pm and 4:30pm. Listen to the WRIR’s audio stream here.
The Rainbow Minute is produced by Judd Proctor and Brian Burns and airs on 97.3 FM, WRIR Richmond Independent Radio, every Weekday at 7:59 a.m, 12:29 p.m. and 4:59 p.m. Listen to the WRIR’s audio stream here.
On Thursday, Diversity Richmond, in partnership with WRIR, will host its third radio show, this time on LGBT sexuality and in front of a live audience. The organization’s new monthly series that broadcasts on 97.3 FM addresses LGBT issues. Diversity Richmond’s first show launched two months ago and featured SAGE Central Virginia, a program Diversity [...]