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WNBA Draft Pick Acknowledges Her Sexuality


The WNBA’s #1 draft pick ex-Baylor star Brittney Griner likes to remind all the girls and young women who idolize her to just be themselves and not worry what others think. Griner did just that this week while discussing her sexual orientation, for the first time with the media. The new member of the Phoenix Mercury, did not make a big deal about the fact that she is a lesbian, making no big coming-out announcement. In a pre-draft interview with USA Today on Monday, Griner brought it up on her own while crediting her parents for always encouraging her to be who she is no matter what cruel things people were saying about her. Brittney is quoted saying ,“It was hard, just being picked on for being different, just being bigger, my sexuality, everything,” she said. “I overcame it and got over it. Definitely something that I am very passionate about. I want to work with kids and bring recognition to the problem, especially with the LGBT community.”

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