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Brittney Griner

Brittney Griner is a decorated basketball player who plays for the WNBA and has also played in Russia's UMMC Yekaterinburg.

As of 2022, Griner was a two-time Olympic gold medalist and a seven-time all-star player.

Griner started her career early, and was named the nation's #1 high school women's player in 2009. That year she also began to play for the Phoenix Mercury All-American team. Griner then came out as lesbian publicly in 2013. She said she had previously been bullied for her sexuality.

In 2016 she won her first Olympic gold at the Rio Olympics. In 2021 she won a second gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

On May 8, 2015, Brittney Griner and fellow basketball star Glory Johnson married. The two divorced in June 2016 but had twins together.

Griner proposed to Cherelle Watson in 2018. The pair were later married.

It comes as some question why Griner's story hasn't been bigger news. 

March 09 2022 1:40 PM

"I love my wife wholeheartedly, so this message comes during one of the weakest moments of my life."

March 06 2022 10:50 AM

After news broke that the star athlete had been held, reportedly for three weeks, many asked why she would have gone to the infamously anti-LGBTQ+ nation.

March 05 2022 8:13 PM

The lesbian athlete is a seven-time WNBA all-star player and two-time Olympic gold medalist.

March 05 2022 1:01 PM

The women were arrested on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct.

2:40 PM

The basketball star admits to not being a natural inside bridal shops.

January 29 2015 1:46 PM

Brittney Griner, who is playing basketball in China, was attacked by a man with a knife this week.

November 05 2014 3:34 PM