Brittney Griner sat down and gave a candid interview to Kate Fagan of ESPN the Magazine. It is a fascinating look into the life of a gay female athlete.
Among the topics covered, Griner opens up about what life was like as a gay athlete at Baylor University. She says everybody knew, but she wasn’t permitted to speak with the media about being gay.
She also talks about being bullied as a child and hitting rock bottom so hard that she actually contemplated suicide.
On the next few pages we’ll take a look at some of the most telling quotes from the interview. You can read the rest of the story and see the rest of the interview over at ESPN.com…
Griner is comfortable with her sexuality now. But it wasn't always that way, even contemplating suicide.
Nowadays, Griner is a confident and self-assured and she wants to change the way people think about gay athletes
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