Brittney Griner announces that she is a homosexual

WNBA top draft pick announces she's gay

4/18/13 in WNBA   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

Mar 31, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Baylor Lady Bears center Brittney Griner (42) attempts a shot in the second half against the Louisville Cardinals during the semifinals of the Oklahoma City regional of the 2013 NCAA womens basketball tournament at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Cardinals beat the Lady Bears 82-81. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY SportsShortly after being drafted #1 overall by the Phoenix Mercury, Brittney Griner has announced that she's a homosexual.

Griner isn't the first WNBA player to make such an announcement, but the way in which she did it was extremely refreshing.

There wasn't a whole lot of fanfare, and she delivered it in a rather matter-of-fact way. She also encourages others to not shy away from who they are.

"Being one that's out, it's just being who you are. Again, like I said, just be who you are. Don't worry about what other people are going to say, because they're always going to say something, but, if you're just true to yourself, let that shine through. Don't hide who you really are."

She also discussed how she was able to overcome criticism, and how she wants to give back to the LGBT community:
 
"I overcame it and got over it. Definitely something that I am very passionate about. I want to work with kids and bring recognition to the problem, especially with the LGBT community."

Congratulations to Brittney Griner for being the #1 overall pick in the WNBA Draft, and hopefully she'll be an inspiration to other athletes who are struggling with whether or not they should go public with their sexuality.
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4/23/13   |   mf101723

Jessie2012 wrote:
Honestly, who cares???  I am curious though.  Why do gays always feel they need to let everyone know they are gay?  Think of all the interviews where they come right out and say " Im gay".  Do you ever hear a hetrosexual in an interview blurt out "Im hetrosexual".  I just dont get why gay people feel the need to announce it to the world.  I just find it odd.

Since the large majority of people are straight, most people will assume a celebrity is too, so the celebrity feels like they need to say that the assumption is wrong?  Maybe there have been a bunch of rumors going around about it anyway so they want to set the record straight (as it were)?  Straight celebs probably don't announce what they are because, again, the odds are greatly in your favor if you assume they are.  But a lot of people feel the way you do, i.e. why should we have to hear about it, either way?  Especially when it is some celeb we never even heard of like this one. 

4/22/13   |   tbreeley55

Congratulations! You're a sorry pathetic faggot loser!!! 

4/21/13   |   Jessie2012

Honestly, who cares???  I am curious though.  Why do gays always feel they need to let everyone know they are gay?  Think of all the interviews where they come right out and say " Im gay".  Do you ever hear a hetrosexual in an interview blurt out "Im hetrosexual".  I just dont get why gay people feel the need to announce it to the world.  I just find it odd.

4/18/13   |   Debi_L   |   11788 respect

I applaud her for being so matter of fact about it.  Hopefully, soon it won't even be news.