When it comes to being out and proud in professional sports, our lesbian sisters are doin' it for themselves. Just days after coming out officially, basketball star Brittney Griner signed a deal with Nike, which according to the 22-year old, is "big time."
While some athletes worry being out might cost them endorsements, Nike has made it clear they will back "anyone thinking about becoming the first openly gay athlete in major U.S. team sports — the company wants him as an endorser," according to Rick Welts, an openly gay basketball executive."
Of course, Griner isn't the first openly lesbian WNBA player, but the Nike endorsement is significant. Hmmm...wonder when one of the boys will step up?