WNBA draft pick Brittney Griner is out and proud

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(Photo: Kevin Jairaj, USA TODAY Sports)

BY TRAVIS WALDRON
ThinkProgress

Brittney Griner, the former Baylor University basketball star who this week became the top overall pick in the WNBA Draft, came out in a recent interview as already openly lesbian. Griner hadn’t been asked publicly about her sexuality before, but she told both USA Today and ESPN that she had been openly gay during her Baylor career.

Despite the public perception that female athletes are more likely to be gay, it isn’t always easy for women to be open about their sexuality in sports. Griner faced issues on that front too, both because of her sexuality and her looks, but being an openly gay athlete “wasn’t too difficult,” she said in different interviews this week.

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