THE LAYSHIA CLARENDON FOUNDATION
The Layshia Clarendon Foundation grants access to life affirming healthcare and wellness services for the trans community through education, advocacy, and direct financial assistance.
STAND UP FOR TRANS RIGHTS
With more than 1 million Trans people living in the United States, The Layshia Clarendon Foundation works to meet the urgent needs faced by transgender communities who face high rates of health disparities, poverty, and systemic disinvestment and mistreatment.
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Selected #9 overall in the 2013 WNBA Draft, Layshia is currently the point guard for the Minnesota Lynx. Recently re-elected to a second term as WNBPA Vice President he helped negotiate a groundbreaking CBA Agreement that will serve as a bedrock for women’s professional sports leagues moving forward.
In 2018, Layshia captured gold with Team USA in the FIBA World Championships. In 2017, Layshia was named a WNBA All-Star, led the league in total assists, and broke the franchise record for assists in a single season.
CLARENDON WAS CAL'S LEADING SCORER WHILE IN COLLEGE
where they led the Golden Bears to the first Final Four in school history. During their senior season, she was an All-Pac-12 first-team selection and the Pac-12 women’s basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
CLARENDON IS A NOTED SOCIAL ADVOCATE, SPEAKER, AND WRITER,
who is often asked to lend their voice and opinions on various social topics. In 2020, Layshia Clarendon became the first out trans and nonbinary player in WNBA history. As an anchor athlete for Athletes for Impact, they have also been published in The Players’ Tribune, Mic, Esquire, and ESPN. In the off-season, you can find them on the sidelines providing color commentary for the Pac-12 Network.