Quote of the Day: “Don’t hide who you really are,” says Brittney Griner

Brittney Griner

Top WNBA draft pick Brittney Griner casually confirmed she’s gay in an interview with ESPN.

“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 told ESPN, before going into more detail about her decision to come out publicly. “It really wasn’t too difficult,” she 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.”

Via Colorlines.

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One Comment

  1. Posted April 19, 2013 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    This is beautiful! I really applaud her for being confident enough to be herself without feeling like she needed to make some kind of announcement for the public’s sake. She sounds like a great role model.

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