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.