Brittney Griner, the dominant and decorated Baylor Lady Bears basketball star who was taken as the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft earlier this week, discussed being gay in an interview published Wednesday.
In a conversation about athletes and sexuality with Sports Illustrated, Griner discusses coming out, saying “It really wasn’t too difficult, I wouldn’t say I was hiding or anything like that. I’ve always been open about who I am and my sexuality. So, it wasn’t hard at all. If I can show that I’m out and I’m fine and everything’s OK, then hopefully the younger generation will definitely feel the same way.”
You can read more of Griner’s comments here: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/more/news/20130417/wnba-griner-delle-donne-diggins-sports-sexuality/?sct=hp_t2_a12&eref=sihp
To see a video of the discussion with Griner, along with WNBA top picks Elena Delle Donne and Skylar Diggins, click here: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/video/si-video/20130417/wnba-draft.sportsillustrated/