Black History Month- Sheryl Swoopes

Throughout the month of February, Family Equality Council is celebrating Black History Month by honoring the accomplishments, contributions, and lives of LGBT Black Americans, past and present.

Sheryl Swoopes (3/25/71)- Professional basketball player and three-time Olympic gold medalist. Swoopes led her WNBA team (the Houston Comets) to win the first league Championship in 1997, the same year her son Jordan was born. She is the first woman to have a Nike shoe named after her, and the first triple MVP-winner in WNBA history. In 2005, Swoopes came out as LGBT and continued her career while raising her son with partner Alisa Scott. In 2011, Swoopes announced her engagement to longtime friend Chris Unclesho. You can learn more about her career on her website: