WNBA Chicago Sky’s Sharnee Zoll-Norman Comes Out Publicly

It's a terrific week to be out and proud, and WNBA guard with the Chicago Sky, Sharnee Zoll-Norman, came out publicly this week in an interview with the Windy City Times, in which she tells the publication that she plans to participate in Chicago’s annual gay pride parade this weekend with her wife of four years, Serita Norman.
By: Leslie Dobbins
June 28 2013 7:27 PM
It's a terrific week to be out and proud, and WNBA guard with the Chicago Sky, Sharnee Zoll-Norman, came out publicly this week in an interview with the Windy City Times, in which she tells the publication that she plans to participate in Chicago’s annual gay pride parade this weekend with her wife of four years, Serita Norman.
 
The couple will ride on the KPMG double-decker bus during the parade, which is expected to draw close to a million revelers.  
 
"Obviously, being a lesbian, Pride is something that you take pride in, no pun intended; you get excited to go to something like this, to be surrounded by people who are proud to be like you," she told the publication. "You go there and don't have to feel uncomfortable; you don't feel like you're being judged. To go and represent myself, my family and the [Chicago] Sky is an amazing opportunity." 
 
The 5’7’’ guard is currently in her second season in the WNBA, having played one season with the Minnesota Lynx, and then over in the Romanian and EuroCup leagues.  
 
 "I never felt whether I'm gay, straight, bi, [or] whatever that my sexuality had anything to do with me as a basketball player, and I don't think it necessarily has anything to do with me as a person," she said. "If I was straight, I wouldn't have to come out and say that I was straight. So I've never had an official coming out, or something where I felt I had to announce that I was gay. But everyone knows, I wear my wedding ring proudly.”  
 
And when the interviewer asked Zoll-Norman about the SCOTUS ruling this week that ended DOMA, she said, “I don't feel like we're any different than a man and a woman being married. I don't think I should have different rights because I'm in love with a woman. We're all people and we all should be equal in those terms, equal to love whoever we want."
 
 
 
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