Sue Bird Age 38 & Girlfriend Make Gay/Lesbian History! The First To Do It
- Date of Birth Oct 16, 1980
- Age 40 Years, 6 Months
- Nationality Israeli
- Birth Place New York City, NY
- Birth Name Suzanne Brigit Bird
- Profession Basketball Player
- Career 2002-present
- Relationship Status Dating
- Divorce/Split Not Yet
- Dating/Affair Megan Rapinoe(2016)
- Partner Megan Rapinoe(2016)
- Net Worth Not Disclosed
- Awards WNBA's Top 15 Players of All Time (2011)
- Ethnicity/Race Mixed
- Religion Jewish
- Father Herschel Bird
- Mother Nancy Bird
- Sister/s Jen Bird
- High School Syosset High School
- College Boston College
- Height/ How Tall? 5'9" (1.75 m)
- Weight 68 Kg
- Feet (Shoe) Size 9.5 (US)
- Hair Long
- Hair Color Dark Brown
- Eye Color Dark Brown
- Body Measurements 34-24-34 Inches
- Lesbian Yes
- Children/Kids Not Yet
Personal life might seem our own private matter that the world shouldn't be privy to, but sometimes to make the world a better place to live, we need to share our personal life with it. American-Israeli basketball player Sue Bird learned that when she met her girlfriend.
The New York native is one of the most renown names in the American women's basketball. Sue has won her WNBA team, Seattle Storm, three titles, and her national team four Olympic golds.
WNBA: Sue Bird won three WNBA titles for Seattle Storm, including the recent one in 2018 (Published on 12 September 2018)
As a Jewish, she also holds Israeli citizenship alongside her American citizenship.
Sue Bird's Bio, Interested In Sports From Early Age
Born on 16 October 1980 in Nassau County, New York to Herschel and Nancy Bird, as Suzanne Brigit Bird, Sue grew up with two other siblings.
Mostly influenced by her athletic older sister, Sue played soccer, tennis, and basketball during her high school days in both Syosset High School and Christ the King Regional High School.
Although starting her high school in Syosset, she transferred to Christ the King for better opportunities in her basketball career.
Sue Bird's High Flying Career: High-School Records To Four Olympic Golds
Sue competitive career in basketball took off after she transferred to Christ the King.
In the latter of the two seasons, she played for Christ the King, her team remained undefeated and won both the New York state championship and national title.
Sue, in the process, set numerous records and earned numerous awards including the New York State Player of Year.
After her successful run with the University of Connecticut during her college, she was drafted by Seattle Storm for the WNBA championships. Sue went on to win three titles for Storm, in 2004, 2010 and 2018.
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Her highest achievement was, however, winning the four straight golds for the US in the Olympics in 2004 (Athens), in 2008 (Beijing), in 2012 (London), and in 2016 (Rio).
Sue Was Comfortable Being Gay; Girlfriend Encouraged To Come Out
Unlike many other queer people, Sue never had an issue about being lesbian.
Although people close to her knew that she was gay and there was no fuss inside of her about being lesbian, she didn’t come out in public until very late—until she met and started dating her lesbian girlfriend, Megan Rapinoe, American soccer player.
Apparently, the couple started dating back in 2016, and Megan was very involved in gay activism and believed that when already established people come out, it helps young gay people.
Though Sue was never keen on making her personal life public, she did give in to her girlfriend’s desire and came out publicly in 2017.
Lesbian Sports Couple: Sue Bird and her girlfriend Megan Rapinoe, the new power couple of sports, have been dating for over two years now (Photo: seattletimes.com)
Now that it has been over two years since Sue and Bird started dating, we might soon see the two getting married.
The lesbian couple recently appeared on the cover of ESPN’s Body Issue, thus making them the first openly gay couple in history to do so. This step, just like, Sue's decision to come out, gave a sense of belonging to young and troubled queer people.
Sue might not have any problems on not wanting to have a boyfriend or a husband someday, but the idea of not being same as the rest of the world still haunts many young gay people, and by coming out, Sue has given them at least a gust of solace.