SB Nation – Brittney Griner did an interview with Sports Illustrated where she talked about her sexuality and being out, all without using the word “lesbian.”
“Being one that’s out, it’s just being who you are. Again, like I said, just be who you are. 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, the Baylor star and top pick in the WNBA draft by the Phoenix Mercury, was interviewed with two other stars, Skylar Diggins and Elena Delle Donne. Asked about her sexuality in light of being the top pick, Briner responded:
“It really wasn’t too difficult, 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.”
Diggins and Delle Donne, the second overall pick, both said they were fine with people being who they are. What’s interesting about the interview is how matter-of-fact Griner is about being lesbian. She said she never hid, so there was no official coming out campaign. What makes it news was that, as far as I can tell, she had never directly addressed the question before publicly. Either she wasn’t asked or she declined to talk publicly. Whatever, Brittney Griner is out.
Unless you live under a rock, are visiting from another plant or are psychiatric ward nutso, you already knew Brittney Griner was a lesbian. All that was needed, but not really, was Brittney confirming. I remember first seeing her and thinking, “she likes dudes.” But that was after I had already thought, “is that a dude?” I don’t want to knock her, but she has quite the male characteristics. And it has nothing to do with her height. Elena Delle Donne is 6’5″ and I think she’s quite female, and quite attractive. Not Skylar Diggins, but Delle Donne holds her own pretty well. Delle Donne is my girl for sure.
A couple of Barstool Sports writers brought up and answered a “would you” scenario. Would you have sex with Brittney Griner? 3 of them said yes, while a fourth said no. The 3 yes’ said they would do it for the story that they could tell their friends, and to have another notch under their belt- a famous notch. I had to consult STL on this one. I was firmly on the no side. A notch is cool. A famous notch is even cooler. But I don’t know if I could psychologically go through with it all. Almost certain I couldn’t get it up. And even if I did I’d lose it within seconds to a minute. Guiness could probably prove it to be the quickest lasting boner of all-time. I’d say you’d have to get me drunk to do it, but I’d be well past whiskey dick before I’d consent to sex with Griner. Well anyways, STL’s answer was also no. Made me feel good about myself. Confirmed something I felt real strong about.