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Transgender New York Liberty guard Layshia Clarendon undergoes ‘top surgery’ to remove breasts

New York Liberty guard Layshia Clarendon, who’s nonbinary and transgender, has introduced they’ve undergone ‘prime surgical procedure’ to remove their breasts. 

The WNBA star, who prefers the pronoun ‘they’, shared the information on social media Friday together with photographs taken after the process which they revealed occurred earlier this month. 

Clarendon, who married spouse Jessica Dolan in 2017, introduced the beginning of their first child, which Dolan carried, on Christmas. They have not introduced the title or intercourse of the infant, which the couple referred to as ‘#babyC’ on social media.

Meanwhile, Clarendon took to Instagram to categorical their pleasure after changing into ‘free’ of breasts.

‘On Jan thirteenth at 10am I hugged my spouse in entrance of my surgical procedure constructing, walked in and took a deep breath…The day was lastly right here. The day I acquired to have Top Surgery!!!!!!! ,’ Clarendon wrote in an Instagram publish.

‘It’s onerous to put into phrases the sensation of seeing my chest for the primary time freed from breasts, seeing my chest the best way I’ve at all times seen it, and feeling a way of gender euphoria as opposed to gender dysphoria. Sighhhh…freedom… freedom finally.’ 

Clarendon shared the news on social media along with photos taken after the procedure

New York Liberty guard Layshia Clarendon, who’s nonbinary and transgender, introduced Friday they underwent ‘prime surgical procedure’ to remove their breasts on January 13 

Clarendon shared the news on Instagram on Friday. They described feeling a sense of 'gender euphoria as opposed to dysphoria' after the procedure

Clarendon shared the information on Instagram on Friday. They described feeling a way of ‘gender euphoria as opposed to dysphoria’ after the process

Clarendon, 31, has been usually open about their identification however admitted they felt apprehensive about disclosing the information due to ‘the quantity of hate, myths & ignorance.’ 

‘I need Trans folks to know and see that we have at all times existed & nobody can erase us! I need folks to do not forget that my freedom is your freedom as a result of none of us are free till we’re all free!!!’ they added. 

The WNBA, the gamers’ union, and the New York Liberty later launched statements providing help to Clarendon.

‘Layshia’s story is one in all inspiration and braveness, and as a takeaway from the emotional dialog we shared not too long ago, my hope is that the WNBA’s full help will lengthen far past this league,’ WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert stated. 

‘We are so proud that Layshia is a part of the WNBA and we all know that their voice and continued advocacy is not going to solely help and assist honor and uplift many different nonbinary and trans folks, but additionally encourage empathy and understanding for the group throughout all ranges of sport.’ 

Clarendon has been known to speak openly about their identity and identifies as 'black, gay, female, non-cisgender and Christian'

Clarendon has been identified to converse brazenly about their identification and identifies as ‘black, homosexual, feminine, non-cisgender and Christian’

Clarendon has been married to wife Jessica Dolan (pictured) since 2017. The couple had their first child together in December. Jessica carried the baby. They haven't announced the baby's sex or name

Clarendon has been married to spouse Jessica Dolan (pictured) since 2017. The couple had their first baby collectively in December. Jessica carried the infant. They have not introduced the infant’s intercourse or title

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert shared a statement expressing her support for Clarendon following the news

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert shared a press release expressing her help for Clarendon following the information

The eight-year veteran of the WNBA averaged a career-best 11.5 factors for New York final season. 

Clarendon wrote in The Players’ Tribune 5 years in the past they establish as ‘black, homosexual, feminine, non-cisgender and Christian,’ and expanded on their identification in an Instagram publish in December.

‘Existing outdoors of the binary for me is freedom,’ Clarendon wrote. ‘I’ve realized that my gender simply would not match into these molds that preserve attempting to maintain it down and field it in. 

‘I do know that my gender will preserve evolving as a result of we alter and develop and form shift and develop. I do know that as (nonbinary poet) Andrea Gibson says, my pronouns have not even been invented but. I do know that all of us have masculinity and femininity inside us and mine present up equally and wholly and absolutely.’

Clarendon has been married to spouse Jessica Dolan since November 2017. The couple had their first baby collectively in December. Jessica carried the infant – and so they’d stated earlier this year they did not need to discover out the infant’s intercourse upfront. 

It’s not clear whether or not the couple had a lady or a boy or what they named the brand new child. The couple announced the infant as ‘#babyC’ on Instagram.

Clarendon, an eight-year veteran of the WNBA, averaged a career-best 11.5 points for New York last season

Clarendon, an eight-year veteran of the WNBA, averaged a career-best 11.5 factors for New York final season

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