Sports

Brittney Griner, the newest member of the Phoenix Mercury and the number-one WNBA draft pick, took the stage with characteristic style and swagger at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco.

May 13 2013 1:50 PM

Despite being taller and tougher than the other kids at school, Brittney Griner, the WNBA's number one draft pick and two-time Naismith Trophy winner said she was still the target of teasing and bullying from her peers.

May 07 2013 6:52 AM

If there’s anything we’ve learned over the past few years, it’s that public opinion on marriage equality and gay rights is shifting dramatically, a subject Martina Navratilova addressed in an op-ed for Sports Illustrated since Washington Wizard Jason Collins became the first openly gay male athlete in major league sports earlier this week.

May 01 2013 3:39 PM

It was big, big news in the sports world yesterday when Washington Wizards’ center Jason Collins came out to become the first openly gay male in major league sports.

April 30 2013 1:42 PM

Basketball star Brittney Griner is one to watch for many reasons. She came out and revealed she was gay before she had her first professional game aft for the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury. She is one of the rare athletes to come out as an active player. It was a moment that showed how far America has progressed-but also how far it still has to go. Google her and "Brittney Griner man" shows up as often as her dunks when she played for Baylor University. More disturbing than the comments about her being a man are the attempts to make Griner feel ashamed for preferring pants over dresses. However, with Griner set to debut on the national stage this summer, can butch female athletes be free to express themselves?

April 30 2013 12:57 PM

"I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay."

April 29 2013 1:04 PM

Just two days before being drafted into the WNBA as the top draft pick for the Phoenix Mercury (and a couple of days before confirming that she is openly gay), hoops star Brittney Griner signed a deal with athletics giant Nike. According to USA Today, Griner, 22, signed the deal with Nike, that the star described to the newspaper as being "big-time."

April 24 2013 3:42 PM
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