It’s no secret that the Atlanta Dream has come out of the closet in support of the team’s lesbian fan base. In fact, I’ve been chronicling that since the idea of landing a WNBA team publicly surfaced early last year. (More proof: The Dream honored Anne Barr, founder of the Decatur Women’s Sports League last week.)
But Southern Voice took another look this week as the team closes out its season. The Dream play the Indiana Fever on Monday for its last home game of the season.
“It’s really good to look around the stands and see so many diverse people — you see people on dates, you see families, you see same-sex couples, and it doesn’t seem to matter,” Bob Berryman says. “Once you’re in the arena, it doesn’t seem to matter because we’re all here for basketball.”
Berryman and her family have an insatiable thirst for basketball, driving 120 miles each way from Anniston, Ala., to attend almost all of the Dream home games at Philips Arena, along with a road trip to Indianapolis last month to see the team defeat the Indiana Fever. The family’s dedication paid off Tuesday night when their regular seats were upgraded to front-row after Berryman defeated another lesbian in an on-court promotional contest.
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