Brittney Griner discusses being gay in SI interview

By Associated Press

Brittney Griner, left, shakes hands with WNBA President Laurel J. Richie after the Phoenix Mercury selected Griner as the No. 1 pick in the WNBA basketball draft, Monday, April 15, 2013, in Bristol, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
Brittney Griner, left, shakes hands with WNBA President Laurel J. Richie after the Phoenix Mercury selected Griner as the No. 1 pick in the WNBA basketball draft, Monday, April 15, 2013, in Bristol, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

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 discussioin 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/