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.”