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Brittney Griner Came Out as Lesbian in 2013; Know All About Her Sexual Identity

By Harper Lee on December 27, 2022
Is Brittney Griner a Transgender: Topic of the International News, the WNBA Star’s Sexuality Piqued Interest

Although Brittney Griner is not transgender, she came out to the world as a lesbian in 2013. As of now, Griner is married to Cherelle T.Girner. After winnings the battle against the Russian government, fans are happy to see the WNBA star returning home, and Cherelle, Brittney's wife, also thanked the WNBA players and the Biden administration for their support.

Brittney Yevette Griner, aka Brittney Griner, is recognized as one of the powerhouses of the WNBA. A professional basketball player for the Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA, Griner has been in the headlines after her arrest in Russia on drug charges. While many think that Brittney became a political pawn and sympathize with her, the rest can't help but blame her for the release of Viktor Bout on a prisoner swap.

Brittney Griner was born on October 18, 1990, as the youngest child in the Griner family to Raymond Griner, a Harris County deputy sheriff, two-tour Vietnam War veteran, and Sandra Griner. The pro athlete began her journey to becoming a basketball player in high school when she used to play varsity volleyball as a freshman.

In the beginning, Griner used to practice with the boys' basketball team and work with a Nimitz football coach to build leg strength in preparation for learning to dunk. During her junior season, when Griner's dunks video was featured on a YouTube channel, she was named the 'Dunk Master' by fans, and Shaquille O'Neal also asked her for a visit.

During her senior year, Griner led the Nimitz Cougars to the Texas 5A girls' basketball state championship game, where Nimitz lost 52–43 to Mansfield Summit High School. In 2009, Rivals ranked Griner as the top high school women's basketball player in the nation as a result of her numerous games and well-known dunk style.

Brittney has won an Olympic gold medal two times till now; in 2016 for the U.S. Olympic women's basketball team at the Summer Olympics, and in 2021. After the news of Brittney's release to go home from the Russian prison, people are wondering to know about Brittney's personal life. Here's all you need to know about  Brittney's life partner and if Brittney Griner a transgender.

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Brittney Griner Is Not Transgender but She Came Out as a Lesbian!

Brittney Griner(@brittneyyevettegriner) is not transgender but she came out as a lesbian in 2013. As of now, Griner is married to Cherelle T.Girner(@cherelletgriner). Brittney and Cherelle were married in June 2019. After the release of the WNBA star from a Russian prison, fans are more than happy to see Brittney coming home and Cherelle, the wife of Brittney also thanked WNBA players for their support and the Biden administration for their help.

Brittney came out as a lesbian to the public in 2013. The pro player talked about her hard phase when connecting with normal kids in high school. Griner broke her silence and told about her bullying story, which she faced during her childhood. She shared,

It’s hard to be picked on for being different, for being bigger, for being gay, for everything.

Coming out as a member of the LGBTQ community was a bit difficult Brittney. The WNBA star came out as a lesbian to her parents when she was in high school. Things were not normal after the confession of Griner's identity, and she had to live with an assistant coach for six weeks during her senior year. As of now, she is very confident and passionate about working with kids to raise awareness about bullying, especially against LGBTQ people.

Brittney also spoke about how accepting bullying and accepting yourself is the biggest achievement she has ever done, and she has talked about her experience through Sue Hovey’s book called In My Skin: My Life on and Off the Basketball Court which came out in 2014. Although Brittany is fine for now, she used to have many anxiety attacks during her high school days. There have also been rumors that, due to the anxiety attacks and pain, Griner was found with vape canisters and cannabis at a Moscow airport.

The WNBA star was arrested in February 2022 at a Moscow airport when airport workers found vape canisters and cannabis oil in her baggage. On August 4, she was sentenced to nine years in jail in Russia for bringing illicit substances into the nation. The court procedures were labeled a ‘sham’ by the White House. In September, Griner pleaded guilty to the charges and apologized for what happened, calling it an ‘honest mistake’.

For now, the good news for Brittany’s family is that she was released to go home after 10 months of battle. On December 16, the WNBA star also shared photos on her Instagram account and thanked her fans for their support. In the photo, she is seen walking through the airport freely, and the second photograph is of her with her wife, Cherelle T.Girner. According to Brittany’s latest post, she is confessing of being truly committed to being better and also stated,

I intend to play basketball for the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury this season, and in doing so, I look forward to being able to say ‘thank you’ to those of you who advocated, wrote, and posted for me in person soon.