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Brittney Griner acknowledges she’s a lesbian, says ‘just be who you are’

Apr 18, 2013, 12:44 PM EST

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Brittney Griner was selected with the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft on Tuesday night, and in a series of interviews she conducted on Wednesday, Griner acknowledged that she is a lesbian.

Griner said that she’s been out, but Wednesday was the first time that she has talked about it so candidly and publicly.

“It’s just being who you are,” Griner told SI.com. “Don’t worry about what other people are going to say, because they’re always going to say something, but, if you’re just true to yourself, let that shine through. Don’t hide who you really are.”

Griner also told SI.com that the fact that she’s a famous athlete had no affect on her decision to remain out.

“It really wasn’t too difficult,” Griner said of the decision. “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.”

Griner, as well as Skylar Diggins and Elena Della Donne, also discussed the topic of bullying growing up. It’s difficult for female athletes to break the mold of what our society expects a girl to be. Kids are mean, both in high school and in the student sections during road games, and that’s to say nothing of the anonymity of the internet. Griner, in particular, has been on the receiving end of a never-ending string of personal and verbal assaults. “Brittney Griner has had to endure more than any player that I’ve ever had to coach,” her coach, Kim Mulkey, told Outsports.com.

Young, female athletes going through the same things that Griner has gone, and is still going, through couldn’t ask for a better role model, but it paints a stark contrast to the way that homosexuality is handled in male sports.

One of the biggest stories this spring has been the idea that a gay NFL player could potentially come out. That news would spend weeks, if not months, in the headlines and would be a discussion topic on Sportscenter and First Take throughout the offseason and well into the NFL season. It would be a massive deal.

Compare that to Griner, who casually mentions in a few interviews that she’s gay.

“I really couldn’t give an answer on why [men and women's sports are] so different,” Griner said.

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  1. melkipershero - Apr 18, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    How shocking.

    • majortlabrador - Apr 18, 2013 at 9:33 PM

      Almost as shocked as when Rosie “came out”.

    • defscottyb - Apr 18, 2013 at 10:42 PM

      Shocker! He is a very good player… Nah, joking… good luck with her wnba career gay or not. Whatever

    • carryingconcealed - Apr 19, 2013 at 12:19 PM

      When you look like she does, gay is really the only way, isn’t it?

      However, before we conclude that he/she is really gay, I believe a chromosome test is in order.

  2. hjworton46 - Apr 18, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    I’d like to see the cowards who abuse her have to answer to her (6’8″) in person, one on one. In 2013 sexuality shouldn’t be an issue.

    • kingghidora - Apr 18, 2013 at 2:30 PM

      You’re right. It shouldn’t be an issue. She’s using the WNBA to push a political agenda. Gee here I thought it was a sports league. She just turned me against watching. I don’t want to hear about her sex life any more than I want to hear about any player’s sex life. Will she be bragging about sleeping with 20K women like Wilt did? I didn’t like that either. I didn’t like hearing about Magic’s promiscuity. Some things are PRIVATE for a reason. I won’t watch that league now just because of her. I wouldn’t want them to think I’m promoting that political POV. BTW I don’t care if she’s the jolly green giant. I don’t want to hear her politics. She has every right to say what she wants. She doesn’t have the right to use her connection to the WNBA that way. I was almost over that “Got Next” thing and ready to start watching. I actually like women’s basketball. But I don’t like lesbian politics.

      • joebone - Apr 18, 2013 at 2:36 PM

        I don’t think she just came out; more likely it sounds like she has always been out. So it’s hard to see how she’s pushing a political agenda.

        Which makes you sound like a jerk.

      • circuscivics - Apr 18, 2013 at 2:58 PM

        @kinghidora – You sound seriously disturbed. I don’t know what country or planet you come from to believe that promoting equal rights and the pursuit of happiness is a political agenda. I always thought that this was part of the moral fabric of today’s America. Your public display of intolerance is disturbing. What are you afraid of? She was asked a question about her sexuality. Should she lie? It is about time that people be able to love who they want to love publicly, without ridicule. You should be ashamed of your statement and take a look in the mirror. If you are insecure about who you are, that’s a you problem. Your insecurities should not affect anyone else.

      • justsayinginco - Apr 18, 2013 at 3:50 PM

        Why do homophobic people always think that someone either answering a question or making the statement that they are gay implies they are pushing a political agenda? Just because you may be pushing your political agenda every time you announce your sexual preference doesn’t mean the normal, majority populace else does. That’s being a borderline megalomaniac.

      • malbrecht4 - Apr 19, 2013 at 9:35 AM

        @king
        Just because you don’t have the stones to come out, don’t rag on her.

      • kingghidora - Apr 23, 2013 at 5:06 PM

        Oooh the gay lovers are bashing me. I’m so upset. I even got free psychological advice from someone on the net. That’s valuable stuff there. If you are stupid enough to be PC. She’s using the league as a megaphone for her love life. I don’t want to hear it. My guess is you do because you’re gay too.

    • majortlabrador - Apr 18, 2013 at 8:03 PM

      I’m not afraid to fight her, I’d kick her right in the nuts.

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Apr 18, 2013 at 11:35 PM

        Being a woman, she keeps hers inside where they are safer. And I doubt you could kick that high anyway without falling backward off the ladder.

  3. cullimon - Apr 18, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    I don’t understand why people feel the need to announce their sexuality. If ur asked that’s one thing which she was, but the gay nflers just need to be quiet about it unless asked

    • raddave - Apr 18, 2013 at 2:05 PM

      Why should they be quiet about it? You don’t want to hear about it? Don’t read the stories.

      • kingghidora - Apr 18, 2013 at 2:34 PM

        I won’t read that story or any story about the WNBA. She’s using them. They’re allowing it. So I have no use for either of them. The same way she has the right to say her mind I have the right to choose to ignore her and the league that will take a big hit because of her politics. You don’t see NBA players promoting politcal candidates do you? There’s a reason for that. They are a business that would be trying to attract all viewers if they had any sense. Instead they alienate a whole bunch of people and I don’t care how much you think it’s normal. It will never be normal IMO. My religion says it’s wrong and that’s way more important than any sport. And there are millions like me. If they want to shoot themselves in the foot let them. It will only hurt them.

      • apmn - Apr 18, 2013 at 3:14 PM

        What religion is that, kingghidora? Don’t say “Christianity” because you would be wrong.

      • shawndc04 - Apr 18, 2013 at 4:11 PM

        @kingghidora

        You don’t know much about players. Ask Bill Bradley about his support from the players when he announced for President.

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Apr 18, 2013 at 11:39 PM

        king says: “My religion says it’s wrong…”
        And mine says it’s fine. So there you are.

      • kingghidora - Apr 23, 2013 at 5:13 PM

        Don’t say Christianity is against homosexuality because I would be wrong? LOLOLOLOL Dream on. How many verses would you like? You think you can re-write the Bible but you won’t get many followers. The original has billions that follow it. I seriously doubt they will accept your warped interpretation of it. I don’t care what your liberal professors taught you. Christianity is anti-gay. Deal with it.

        1 Corinthians 6:9 have ye not known that the unrighteous the reign of God shall not inherit? be not led astray; neither whoremongers, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor sodomites,

        There’s plenty more but I won’t cast pearls before swine here. You’ll learn better eventually.

    • circuscivics - Apr 18, 2013 at 3:02 PM

      Another stupid comment. Implicitly, a heterosexual player announces his or her sexuality every time he/she appears publicly with their spouse/significant-other in public. Shouldn’t a gay person be allowed the same courtesy without scorn? Get over your own insecurities.

      • kingghidora - Apr 23, 2013 at 5:14 PM

        What insecurities Dr. circuscivics? You do know it’s a symptom of paranoia to think you’re smarter than other people, right? BTW my wife is a psychologist. Are you? I didn’t think so.

    • dabbindan - Apr 18, 2013 at 9:10 PM

      think about it culimon…did anyone ever say “pssssst..do you what, i think chris everet is a HETEROSEXUAL!!!” can you take the train of thought from there?

  4. juiceboxsupply - Apr 18, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    What?!? Brittany Griner is a female??

    • latemoney - Apr 18, 2013 at 3:09 PM

      Pathetic. Idiot.

  5. bloodisred - Apr 18, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    And it affects her game how?

    • kingghidora - Apr 18, 2013 at 2:38 PM

      It affects who watches. It will affect her paycheck. It affects whether the league survives. Just because you think gay politics is ok it doesn’t mean the rest of us do. Check the elections. Every time it comes up the gays lose. What’s that tell you? A lot of people think it’s wrong including me and the NBC “Gay is so great” network won’t change my mind and neither will you. It was “my” generation that didn’t complain when gays came out of the closet. We said as long as they left us alone then fine. Well they didn’t leave us alone. When you get stalked by gays then you’ll know why I think they went over the line decades ago. And yes I have been stalked by gays. That’s not leaving us alone.

      • watchdawg1103 - Apr 18, 2013 at 5:59 PM

        You sound really…um…pathetic, homophobic and stupid right now. It won’t affect who watches. As far as Griner goes, her pay check probably just jumped by being comfortable in who she is. At the same note, I don’t think anyone is surprised about what she said. I would care less who is gay and who is not. If you can play your sport, that’s all that matters. I don’t see how you got politics out of anything going on with sports and sexuality these days. If you have been stalked and have a personal issue with it, that can be understood, but also applies only to the ones who stalked you, not gay people as a whole. But some of your other comments have been a far reach.

      • dabbindan - Apr 18, 2013 at 9:17 PM

        do you have a clue that “the rest of us” are in the minority in this country, and increasingly so?

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Apr 18, 2013 at 11:45 PM

        king says: “Check the elections. Every time it comes up the gays lose. What’s that tell you?”
        Tells me you flunked current affairs. 2012 election. Marriage equality was on the ballot in Maine, Maryland, Washington and Minnesota. And it won all 4. You ought to keep up.

      • hardballtalkusername - Apr 19, 2013 at 12:24 AM

        It affects who watches? I’m sure there are plenty who follow the WNBA that are also gay if that’s what you meant. I really don’t think most would care about a player’s sexuality if they were the star of your favorite team. Well I guess I wouldn’t care anyway.

      • kingghidora - Apr 23, 2013 at 5:16 PM

        Hey cool. I’m scared of homos. Just ask the PC crowd. They know everything. I think you’re a truthophobe.

  6. imrighthalfthetime - Apr 18, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    So he likes guys? No big deal.

  7. eugenesaxe - Apr 18, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    Good for her. No sarcasm intended.

  8. zhockeymom - Apr 18, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    To King-whoever you are… Way to sound as homophobic as you are ignorant. If the topic doesn’t interest you and you won’t EVER watch or read about the WNBA again, why comment not once, not twice, but three times? Grow up. God is the only one who can judge, you are merely a speedbump on the way.

    • michiganhockey11 - Apr 18, 2013 at 3:10 PM

      If you’re going to quote the Bible, please do it correctly. God may be the only one to judge someone’s heart, but it says nothing about judging someone’s actions. Proper context please.

      Disagreeing with someone’s life choices does not make someone homophobic any more than a gay person being heterophobic. When you use emotionally charged terms, your statement has no substance.

      • it's all bs - Apr 18, 2013 at 3:44 PM

        um hey genius he did more than just disagree….he said it was not “normal”….like who ever crowned this clown King of Anything….who is he to tell anyone what’s normal….I call BIGOT on him and u too if u can’t see the difference between disagreeing and attacking someone who is different…….GTFO with that BS!!!

      • dabbindan - Apr 18, 2013 at 9:23 PM

        calling it a “life choice” adds to your self portrayal as homophobic michigan…

  9. mazblast - Apr 18, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Oh goody. Now whenever anything doesn’t go her way, she can play the “You’re just picking on me because I’m a lesbian” card.

    I don’t give a rat’s butt about her sexual preference. I also don’t care about the WNBA. It just ticks me off when people use their celebrity to push another agenda–and make no mistake, that’s what she’s doing.

    • it's all bs - Apr 18, 2013 at 3:46 PM

      u say u don’t care yet here u are NOT only reading about it BUT also commenting about it….LOL….seriously it’s 2013 just come out already!!!

      • carryingconcealed - Apr 19, 2013 at 12:36 PM

        Oh lookey, “it’s all bs” is another idiot gay or gay-lovin’ liberal who tries to find comfort and validation in their sick life-choices by convincing themselves that anyone who disagrees with them must still be in the closet.

        Well you go on believing that if that’s what it takes for you to lie in bed at night and not have to deal with all the suicidal ideations. In the meantime I’ll be making love to my hot wife and hoping for another AIDS-like epidemic to hit the gay community.

        Mistakes of nature – nothing more and nothing less. On a positive note, however, they can’t procreate together so that’s something.

  10. joelwrobinson - Apr 18, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    No one cares.

  11. michiganhockey11 - Apr 18, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    Lesbians in the WNBA? Who knew?

    Just be who you are. Ok, I’ve got rage issues when driving behind idiots on the road. I think I’ll end their ability to drive. But hey, that’s just me being me, right?

  12. imforbigblue - Apr 18, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    Cut it out we all know she was a dude with a sex change she he has always liked girls

  13. yuwannano - Apr 18, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    Lesbians in the WNBA??? Next you’ll be telling us all that water is wet and Hell is hot! And who’s going to be the first NBA player to “come out”?

    • malbrecht4 - Apr 19, 2013 at 9:41 AM

      hell is hot, but it’s a dry heat

  14. packhawk04 - Apr 18, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    For those who dont think christianity hates gays, read your bible. According to that book, they should be killed.

    • tridecagon - Apr 18, 2013 at 4:09 PM

      It says the same thing about women who have premarital sex. It also says you can’t eat pork or shellfish. I don’t recall any Christians burning down a McDonald’s for bringing back the McRib.

      • lew24 - Apr 18, 2013 at 7:53 PM

        the McRib is not pork!

        lol!

  15. nofunleague - Apr 18, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    Seriously, a female in the WNBA is a lesbian. Now if the other half would come out. Are you kidding? How is this news??

    • 1historian - Apr 19, 2013 at 10:41 PM

      “How is this news?”

      Actually – it’s not. According to numerous posts she has been out a long time. She’s taking advantage of this opportunity to get some MORE ink and NBC is taking the opportunity to trumpet (for the 1000th time) how enlightened, open, progressive, loving, understanding, gentle, affectionate they are which means in turn that anyone who might disagree, no matter what their reasons might be, is – a bigot, ignorant, confused (the new word) a religious fanatic, a hater – you all know the drill.

      Nothing here folks, just move on please

  16. cullimon - Apr 18, 2013 at 3:53 PM

    If something’s normal then most ppl do it. Most ppl aren’t gay, therefore it isn’t normal. Just like having the opportunity to play in the WNBA or NBA isn’t normal because most ppl won’t get the chance. If you see me as a bigot for saying that you need to take a look at yourself

    • yuwannano - Apr 18, 2013 at 4:13 PM

      Some people are so obtuse.

    • tridecagon - Apr 18, 2013 at 4:13 PM

      Not a bigot, just an idiot. If you look at the sum total of the world’s population, most people aren’t white, they are some other ethnicity. Most people don’t have blond hair. Most people are men – not women. Does that mean all white blond women are abnormal?

      By “normal” you mean “different from ME”.

    • shawndc04 - Apr 18, 2013 at 4:15 PM

      Clown post, bro. Some people are born wired differently; it has nothing to do with normality.

      • florida727 - Apr 18, 2013 at 7:48 PM

        Wrong. Read the Bible. How God ordered men and women differently is very clearly defined there. Any attempt to justify this amoral lifestyle is just wrong. People have NEVER been “wired” from birth to be homosexuals.

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Apr 18, 2013 at 11:55 PM

        florida, ah, the Bible. In which God drowns almost everyone on the planet, including kids, because they disappoint him even though he knew they would because he’s omniscient; where men sell their daughters and own slaves. Yeah, lovely book. Definitely want to base my life on that one.

  17. circuscivics - Apr 18, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    @Cullimon – I understand what you are saying that if an action, life style, orientation, etc falls within the societal norms, then you deem it normal. But does normal mean morally correct? Let me give you some perspective and maybe you will see why your comment is foolish and lacks depth. As well known, in this country, it was normal to own slaves. It was normal for women, minorities, those that lack property ownership being disallowed to vote. It was normal that only those of the same race to marry. There are parts of the world where it is normal to offer dowry to a man to marry a pre-teen woman. There are parts of the world where it is normal to convict and execute homosexuals. Get the idea?

  18. coltzfan166 - Apr 18, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    Report: Baylor is in Waco, Texas

  19. cranespy - Apr 18, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    I attended a WNBA game the inaugural year. While I have ZERO problem with Brittany or anyone else’s lifestyle choices I DID have a problem with some in the crowd at the game. My young daughter and her three friends were subjected to far too much “making out” in the stands. I have never observed that type of public behavior TO THAT EXTENT by any heterosexual couples nor gay men. It left a bad taste in my mouth…no pun intended. While I have continued to tune in to the WNBA playoffs and the Women’s Sweet 16…..I have decided NOT to return to see a game live!

    • mackcarrington - Apr 18, 2013 at 7:44 PM

      @ cranespy- I understand to a point how you feel. I am a hetero-male and I cant bare to watch two men kiss each other. But my point in this response is this – You can only shield your children for so long from the things that go on “out in the world”. It is your job to do your due diligence as a parent to help them understand that they are going to come across a lot of “unsavory” things that they may not agree with or understand. In fact , your daughter may have more tolerance for going to a live WNBA game than you have!!! Good luck raising your child !!

  20. iowahbr - Apr 18, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    Without being sarcastic (almost impossible in this case) what makes this young lady think we need know anything about her gender preferences? She aint going to the NBA and her claim to fame is dunking. Sometimes we need to flash the “no need to know sign” to young folks. wish her the best but keep your private life just that.

    • dabbindan - Apr 18, 2013 at 9:38 PM

      because there’s a lot of “whispering about it” going on. no one bothers to whisper about a heterosexuals preference ot the opposite sex do they? soooo in an effort to reduce the chatter, the speculation, the distraction, you make “the clarification” so the world can move on to the issue of basketball. it’s not like she’ll be making the announcement at the start of every season.
      .
      ..so just try a bit to walk around a bit in someone else’s hightops.

  21. cullimon - Apr 18, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    Back@circuscivics: I didn’t say being gay is morally wrong, I said it is simply not normal. Obviously you cant understand this because ur too busy trying to make me share your view. To many ppl stand up for gay rights when they have the same ones as straight ppl. They don’t count for 3/5ths of a person like slaves did. They still have all of the freedoms that we enjoy. I can not marry a man, neither can gay men. However, we can both marry women. They have zero rights taken away.

    • dabbindan - Apr 18, 2013 at 9:44 PM

      wrong cullimon. can your employer fire you and say it’s because you prefer the opposite sex? can someone refuse to rent to you because you prefer the opposite sex? can someone refuse to sell you a house because your prefer the opposite sex? does your state ban your preferred sexual practice in your own home? there’s much more out there as well.

      get the picture?

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Apr 19, 2013 at 12:05 AM

      cullimon: Right, being gay is not the human norm. Most folks are straight. For gays, though, loving someone of the same gender is normal. People being left-handed is not the human norm, but for them, writing with their left hands is perfectly normal. And I suspect that you realize on some level that your argument about how gays should be happy with the right to marry someone they don’t love is completely dense.

  22. mackcarrington - Apr 18, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    I barely knew who Britney Griner was the first time I heard her being interviewed on TV. I wasn’t looking at the screen, but when I heard how deep her voice was, I did a double take and said, “that sounds just like a man!” Before I ever gave any thought to her sexuality I thought to myself, “That looks and sounds like a man inside a womans’ body. And that is barely a womans’ body.” And no, I’n not homophobic at all. That was just simply how she appeared to me. My point is, that I’m not surprised at all that she is a lesbian. In fact, it all just makes clearer sense to me now. More power to her. And this won’t at all affect any of her paychecks. I wish I could make WNBA money !!!!

  23. florida727 - Apr 18, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    Leviticus 18
    Leviticus 20
    1 Corinthians 6
    Romans 1
    1 Timothy 1

    Go ahead. Argue with God. It’ll be interesting to see how far it gets you. Homosexuality is an “abomination” to God, the penalty for which is “death”, which in Biblical context means spending eternity in hell. It’s really not that complicated. Justify it all you want. Be as politically correct as you want. I won’t judge. I’ll let God do that… in His timing. For the record, I don’t and won’t watch the WNBA anyway, so I don’t care about this. I enjoy watching true athleticism where the game is played above the rim, either the NBA or men’s college basketball.

    • dabbindan - Apr 18, 2013 at 9:50 PM

      what possible relevence does this have to us today?

      do you eat pork, shellfish,do your womenfolk cut their hair, work your oxen on the sabbath? you don’t follow but a few picked and chosen rules from the bible. really read your leviticus and associated books and then see if you can jump on that bandwagon with both feet.

      • florida727 - Apr 19, 2013 at 11:22 AM

        Like I said, go ahead and argue with God. I’m sure you’ll go far. Relevance today? The Bible is God’s Word. It’s timeless. What it teaches is very applicable to today. Is it okay to steal? Is it okay to murder? Is it okay to be an adulterer? Where do YOU draw the line regarding acceptable behavior? God is pretty clear where He draws the line(s). Interesting that you cite picking out only a few “chosen rules”. Isn’t that exactly what you’re doing by not following them? Only following the ones convenient for you to follow, huh? Face it, homosexuality is an abomination. It’s amoral. It’s not normal social behavior. Men were never intended to have sex with other men. Kind of explains why God made each the way He did. Neither were women. By your logic, I guess you’d be okay with having sex with animals, right? That part is pretty well explained in Leviticus too in case you’re wondering.

        It’s easy to NOT follow what God teaches.

    • redbirdfan81 - Apr 19, 2013 at 4:18 PM

      Great logic and no one can argue with this. At least not Christians.

    • 1historian - Apr 19, 2013 at 10:43 PM

      ALL sin is an abomination to God.

  24. rofeo - Apr 18, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    I’d rather the headline writers find a better verb than “admit”. “Acknowledge” or “declare” or even a simple “says”.

  25. cranespy - Apr 18, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    @mackcarrington……Uhhh read my comment again…it was during the WNBAs inaugural season and my child and her friends are all 28 now……all successful and extremely tolerant, they grew up quite well, in fact they each are oblivious to racial, ethic and gender barriers as are their fathers, none of whom raised them “sheltered!”. My comment was merely to cite something that happened a long time ago….and as much as the girls loved the game …it was very noticeable in that it wasn’t limited to one or two couples….there were couples all around and one could not help but notice….it was a different time then. I can’t help but believe that first season was BIG for many reasons and not just for the fact that it was a women s professional basketball league. It was very much a celebration in the stands….the point of it all was to illustrate that things are so very different now….

    I wish Brittany a highly successful career….one that fortunately will be unfettered as it was for so many of those who came before her…

    • mackcarrington - Apr 19, 2013 at 4:27 AM

      NOTED!!! LOL !!! I realized after I posted that the WNBA has been around for quite a while now. I THOUGHT that your daughter might be an adult by now. And by the way, I understand that there is STILL a lot of “making out” at WNBA games. I don’t know if things are all that different. But I don’t think anything will bother Britney.

  26. nawlinsmitty - Apr 19, 2013 at 2:25 AM

    God intended two separate sexes. Not one in the middle.

  27. bowmanj35 - Apr 19, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    I love this story, and I want to thank the people commenting that literally make me laugh out loud. especially, “What? Griner is a female?” and “I’d kick her in the nuts”. oh thank goodness for humor, otherwise there would be no reason to read this article.

  28. metalhead65 - Apr 19, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    wow a wnba player is gay? how shocking and brave of her! no what would really be shocking and brave of her would have been to say she is straight and Christian! can you imagine the outrage had she admitted to being either of those? just look at the grief Tebow gets from the media for standing up for his beliefs and the way he lives his life. he is made fun of constantly for living a straight clean living lifestyle while they try and find anything they can use against him.he can’t visit a church and give a sermon to people with similar beliefs because those beliefs offend people who do not agree with them. yet someone who supports the gay liberal agenda is treated like a hero never mind that it offends me I must accept it or go to a reducation camp.. I mean sensitivity training until I agree with the same views. what a sad state of affairs this country has come to.

  29. redbirdfan81 - Apr 19, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    Griner is gay?! No way! Be serious folks. Is this a story? NO! Does anybody care? NO! I’d venture to guess that 50% of the WNBA is gay. So what! Why does what a person do behind closed doors, whether perverse or strange or boring or whatnot, matter? It’s private and should be kept that way…for sports, jobs, careers, everything! Being at a club & looking for a “friend” is one thing, but for the rest of the time, it DOES NOT MATTER!

    And, by the way, listen to her talk and tell me you are shocked she’s gay. No freakin’ way! The dudette has a very low voice, so obviously she’s different. Does it help her block shots or dunk? I don’t think so. I want all journalists to quit making any deal out of ones sexuality as IT DOESN’T MATTER!

  30. dexterismyhero - Apr 21, 2013 at 8:48 AM

    Maybe she can get a date with Rachel Maddow?

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