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WNBA Player Layshia Clarendon has breast removal surgery: New York Liberty shooting guard identifies as transgender and non-binary

WNBA player Layshia Clarendon
WNBA star Layshia Clarendon reveals they are transgender and non-binary. Pic credit: @layshiac/Instagram

WNBA player Layshia Clarendon has revealed that they underwent “top surgery” to remove their breasts.

Clarendon, a New York Liberty shooting guard who identifies as transgender and non-binary, took to Instagram on Friday to share the news of their surgery.

Clarendon shared a post-surgery photo with their more than 26,000 followers on Instagram. The WNBA star revealed that they underwent a successful breast removal surgery on January 13, 2021.

“It’s hard to put into words the feeling of seeing my chest for the first time free of breasts, seeing my chest the way I’ve always seen it, and feeling a sense of gender euphoria as opposed to gender ⁣dysphoria,” Clarendon wrote. “Sighhhh…freedom… freedom at last. ⁣”

Clarendon wants to start a conversation about trans people in sports

Clarendon explained that at first, they felt hesitant to publicly share the news of their top surgery because of the “amount of hate, myths & ignorance surrounding Trans and Non Binary people’s existence.”

But they decided to share it because they wanted “Trans people to know and see that we’ve always existed & no one can erase us!”


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