Team US have won the inaugural 3×3 basketball Olympic event. WNBA star Stefanie Dolson was instrumental in bringing home the gold medal, and people are curious about her personal life. The basketball star came out in 2016, and Stefanie Dolson has had at least one partner since then.
US Women win 3×3 basketball’s Olympic gold
Team US won the inaugural 3×3 basketball Olympic event on Wednesday 28 July.
The U.S. team is made up of a number of WNBA stars including Chicago Sky center Stefanie Dolson, Allisha Gray of the Dallas Wings and Las Vegas Aces guards Kelsey Plum and Jackie Young.
The 18-15 win came over the the Russian Olympic Committee, meaning the US take home the gold medal.
Dolson scored seven points, four of which came from the free-throw line.
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Stefanie Dolson is a strong advocate for the LGBT community
29-year-old Stefanie Dolson has been in the WNBA since 2014 after being drafted with the sixth overall pick by the Washington Mystics.
In 2016, Dolson publicly came out as a member of the LGBT community, and has been a strong advocate ever since.
The star revealed that she had decided to come out because she no longer wanted to hide her sexual orientation.
She told ESPN: “Not everyone in the WNBA needs to be out, but I feel called to lead an authentic life in the open. I know who I am and I don’t care if people judge me. I am 6-5, and I dye my hair purple and experiment a lot with fashion.
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“My motto is: If they’re going to stare, they might as well stare at something fun. There are a lot of girls who struggle being who they are. We need people who are out so that those girls know it’s OK to be themselves, regardless of stereotypes.”
“By being open, I give them someone to look up to, and however they identify, I can inspire them to support equality and LGBT issues.”
Stefanie Dolson’s partners and dating history
In 2021, Stefanie Dolson is single, but she has been in at least one relationship previously.
Despite online rumours, Stefanie Dolson does not have a wife.
According to her social media accounts, though, Dolson was in a relationship with Sharay Hall in 2019.
Sharay’s Instagram is set to private but her bio reads: ‘Head WBB Coach at Millersville University… Lock Haven University Alum ‘12 ‘14.
During their relationship, Stefanie posted several photos of the couple together, including one on Valentine’s Day.
It is unclear as to why the couple split up.