Brittney Griner, the No. Griner, a 6-foot-8, three-time All-America center during an illustrious career at Baylor, said she has previously talked about her sexuality, but this appears to be the first time she's discussed the matter publicly. In a group interview with SI. Again, like I said, just be who you are.
WNBA star, U.S. Olympian Elena Delle Donne comes out publicly
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Subscriber Account active since. Krieger and Harris tied the knot in Miami on December 28, Though he was not out publicly during his career, Glenn Burke was honest about his sexuality with teammates and coaches while playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Oakland Athletics in the late s. He later came out publicly and told The New York Times that "prejudice drove me out of baseball sooner than I should have, but I wasn't changing. She often jokes that remaining in the closet was not really an option, thanks to Rapinoe's outspokenness.
The WNBA Can Teach Male Athletes About Coming Out and Being Allies
She went to watch her hometown Houston Comets play when she was a kid and when the kiss cam turned to a lesbian couple, the fans started booing. The game operations people quickly took the camera off the couple. Many of the league's top players, including several who will be playing in this weekend's All-Star game in Minnesota, have come out over the past few years — and it has not generated the headlines it once did. The players see themselves not as just basketball role models for young women, but hope they are also making it easier for younger players who may be struggling with their sexuality. WNBA players' sexual orientation was rarely publicly discussed when the league first started, but now it is embraced and topics like same-sex marriage and child care are commonplace.
It's not a coming out article or anything. I've been with her for a very long time now, and people who are close to me know that, and that's that. Even though her relationship is now public, Delle Donne said she still plans to keep her private life private. In hindsight, there were clues that they were engaged in plain sight even before Wednesday's news.