Brittney Griner and Jason Collins: Being gay in the (W)NBA

Brittney Griner

Brittney Griner (Photo: David Butler II, USA TODAY Sports)

BY HEATHER HOGAN
AfterEllen

When Brittney Griner talked about her sexuality after the WNBA draft earlier this month, she did not “confess” or “admit” that she’s gay. She simply confirmed on the national stage what she’s been open about in her private life for quite awhile: She’s an out-and-proud lesbian woman.  When NBA star Jason Collins came out on the cover of “Sports Illustrated” this week, AdWeek noted that Nike is Collins’ only known sponsor, and that they expect the company to launch a new TV campaign built around him: “The attitude needs to be, ‘This is actually not that big of deal.”

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