Brittney Griner, a three-time All-American center at Baylor, confirmed she is indeed a lesbian in an interview with Sports Illustrated.com in April. While having never hid the fact, this was the first time she had spoken to the press about her sexuality.
“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.”
Griner has since broken records and continues to be an outspoken advocate for LGBT sports awareness.
And there you have it, our list of just some of the famous faces that came out in 2013. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list by any means, but we hope that in 2014 we see many more people opening up about their personal identities and providing examples for young LGBTs of how you can be successful and accomplished in your field while being true to yourself.
Here’s to 2014!
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