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Brittney Griner says she was discouraged by her coaches and the Baylor athletic department from being openly gay while in college the past five years.
Brittney Griner publicly came out as gay last month. The former Baylor center says she has been out since high school, so it’s not like she was hiding something.
Jason Collins coming out as gay this week was a breakthrough because he became the first active professional athlete in major American team sports to come out.
Jason Collins has received more support than criticism since he came out as openly gay on Monday, but there will still be a number of obstacles he will face going forward.
On Monday, the NBA became the first of the four major American team sports to have an openly gay player when Jason Collins decided to come out.
On Monday, veteran NBA center Jason Collins became the first ever athlete from the four major American team sports to come out as gay, and there has been an outpouring of support since the Sports Illu
Prior to April 29, 2013, no professional athlete playing one of the four major American team sports was openly gay.